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State Arts Conference

The State Arts Conference is going virtual! Scheduled for Oct. 7-9, the conference theme is “Arts Now” and speaks to the unique experience of life in 2020. Register now to receive updates about the conference!

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Oct 7

State Arts Conference

The Mississippi Arts Commission’s 2020 State Arts Conference will be held as a virtual event on Oct. 7-9, 2020. The theme is “Arts Now” and speaks to the unique experience of life in 2020, how the arts inform that experience, and the realities of working as an artist or in the arts sector now. Learn more here.

Sep 22

MAC Board Meeting

Special Meeting called by the Board Chairman. This meeting will take place in the MAC Offices on the 11th floor of the Woolfolk Building in Jackson, Mississippi. Members will attend via teleconference, video means, or in person. Email if you plan to attend.

Sep 20

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry visits with writer Richard GrantGrant, known for "Dispatches from Pluto," his book on his time living in a remote community in the Delta, has just published "The Deepest South of All," a look at the city of Natchez and how its long history continues to impact contemporary life in the town. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



MAC Board of Commissioners Names Sarah Story as New MAC Executive Director

JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 22, 2020– The Mississippi Arts Commission Board of Commissioners has named Sarah Story, of Austin, Texas, as the new executive director of the state arts agency following a national search. MAC’s current executive director, Malcolm White, will retire from the agency, effective Sept. 30. Story will begin her tenure with the […]

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Malcolm White Retires as Director of Mississippi Arts Commission

JACKSON, MISS. – July 20, 2020 – After nearly 15 years of public service to the state of Mississippi, Malcolm White will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission on September 30, 2020. His career in public service has included two stints as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission as well as […]

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MAC Awards Nearly $1.3M to Grant Recipients and Program Participants

JACKSON, MISS. – July 16, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1.3 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1, 2020. Awards were made in 76 Mississippi House of Representatives districts and 46 state Senate districts, to 133 organizations and schools […]

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