Mark your calendar for the State Arts Conference, which will be held Thursday, May 12 at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. Events will also be held the day before on Wednesday, May 11 for specific audiences. The conference theme, speakers, sessions, and more will be announced soon.
Mississippi Arts Commission invests in our state’s makers through a variety of grant programs supporting nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individual artists. Are you an organization or a professional artist looking to fund your project?
Don’t miss our upcoming panel discussion on Wednesday, October 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m at the Ecoshed. Moderated by Mary Kathryn Evans, the discussion will focus on the importance of mental health in the arts community. Panelists Lydia Martin, Robert Morris, and Alli Bostrom Smith will share their insight.
This weekend, Larry visits with Tom Kersen, a professor at Jackson State University about his new book “Where Misfits Fit: Counterculture and Influence in the Ozarks.” The book looks at the distinctive culture of the Ozarks region and how it has drawn a wide range of musicians, counter-culture types and back-to-the-land enthusiasts since it was initially settled. Hear the show at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Melody speaks with 2021 MAC Fellowship recipient, Sophie Glenn. Sophie is a furniture maker and steel fabricator who works to explore the relationship between the two. Sophie's work invites the viewer to discover that things may not always be as they seem. Listen in this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio to learn about the craft of metalworking, its connection to history, and how it’s being transformed through Sophie's work to explore a contemporary version of this traditional work. The music on Sunday's show will feature MAC Roster Artist, TB Ledford from his album, Butcher Bird. Photo Credit: Megan Bean
JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 18, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Mini-grant program, which is offered several times a year to organizations and […]
As autumn begins, we look forward to all that is in store over the next few months. If you haven’t already heard, our State Arts Conference has been postponed to […]
JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 21, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is announcing its second round of funding dedicated to providing relief to Mississippi’s arts sector during the continued economic impacts […]
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