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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Jun 17

Knowing Your Community

How well do you know your community? Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Steele of ArtUp and Silbrina Wright of the Greater Jackson Arts Council will discuss the importance of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access), developing audiences, fundraising, asking the tough questions, and how it’s all connected. This event is FREE and open to the public. Zoom link:

Jun 13

Mississippi Arts Hour with H.C. Porter

This Sunday, Melody speaks with H.C. Porter, a photographer, printmaker and painter known across the nation whose work is often recognized due to its unique style and high contrast colors. Listeners to the show will hear about her journey to document the people of Mississippi after Katrina and her work with blues legends across the state, chronicled through her books, Backyards and Beyond and Blues at Home. Hear the show at 5pm on MPB Think Radio. Songs featured in Sunday’s broadcast include T-model Ford and LC Ulmer, two of the blues artists featured in H.C. Porter’s work.

Jun 6

Mississippi Arts Hour with Uproar Theatre

This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie is in conversation with Heather Barnes and Heather Bailey about Uproar Theatre Company. A new company in Jackson, created by and led by women, Uproar works to create theatre that will inspire audiences and spark important community conversations. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



MAC Calls for Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 1, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi. The awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office and signify the […]

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MAC Awards New Public Art Grants to Eight Communities

JACKSON, MISS. – May 21, 2021 – As COVID-19 restrictions ease and in-person events resume, the Mississippi Arts Commission is helping organizations explore new ways to use the arts in their communities through the agency’s Community Response Grants. Eight organizations, through a competitive application process, were awarded funding from MAC to help communities produce high-impact […]

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Mississippi Arts Organizations Receive NEA Grants

JACKSON, MISS. – May 19, 2021 – The National Endowment for the Arts announced grant awards totaling $1,048,200 to five arts organizations and agencies in Mississippi. The Endowment works in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission to ensure that the people of Mississippi have access to the arts. A grant of $873,200 to MAC helps to […]

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