MAC Grants

Grants Process

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?

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Feb 7

Governor's Arts Awards 2019

Th Mississippi Arts Commission in partnership with the Governor's Office will present the 31st Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. A public reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the ceremony. The 2019 recipients and awards are as follows: London Branch – Excellence in Music and Education The Canton Spirituals – Lifetime Achievement Award Ruth Miller – Excellence in Visual Art New Stage Theatre – Excellence in Theatre James Patterson – Excellence in Photography and Community Support Hartley and Mary Peavey – Governor’s Choice Award Julia Reed – Cultural Ambassador  

Mar 14

Arts Day at the Capitol

Arts Day at the Capitol is MAC's annual advocacy event held at the Mississippi State Capitol. Each year, the Mississippi Arts Commission hosts “Arts Day at the Capitol” during Mississippi’s Spring Legislative Session. Held in the State Capitol rotunda, the event highlights the significant contributions the arts have made to create a better quality of life for all Mississippians. The day is filled with  opportunities for artists and arts organizations to share with lawmakers how the arts have impacted their lives and their communities. This time at the State Capitol is meant to engage, network, and unify the arts community across the state. The Mississippi Arts Commission is the funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other private sources. Understanding why the arts are a worthwhile investment during hard economic times, and why the government should support the arts are essential to creating a stronger voice within Mississippi’s arts community. Learn more



MAC Now Accepting Grant Applications

JACKSON, MISS. – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s annual grants program. Operating and project grants are available for organizations and schools, and fellowships, apprenticeships, artist roster and teaching artist roster applications are available for individual artists. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2019, […]

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MAC to Host “Meet the MAC – Grants 101”

JACKSON, MISS. – January 8, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission will host a series of presentations titled, “Meet the MAC – Grants 101,” an overview of the agency’s grant programs at locations around the state. The program is targeted to Mississippi-based artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit organizations. Events are free and open to […]

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Holiday Light Shows a.k.a. Holiday Art Installations

By Kristen Brandt, Special Initiatives Director Each year, I anticipate the arrival of the Christmas season. The holidays have a tendency to embolden our artistic side, even those of us who protest a lack of ability or talent! People adorn their homes with the colors and symbols of the season, serenade strangers, and eagerly await […]

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