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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Apr 11

Mississippi Arts Hour with Victoria Meek

This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie talks with visual artist and MAC Special Initiatives Director, Victoria Meek. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio to hear about Victoria’s love of museums and how they helped spark her passion for art at an early age.

Apr 4

Mississippi Arts Hour with Robert Stone

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry talks with photographer and folklorist Robert Stone about Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus!, his new book of photographs documenting the "sacred steel" music tradition.  A group of African-American churches found throughout the eastern half of the U.S, including in north Mississippi, use the steel guitar as their lead instrument. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Mar 28

Mississippi Arts Hour - Benjamin Saulsberry

This week on Mississippi Arts Hour, Sarah talks with Benjamin Saulsberry, museum director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner. The two speak about the Emmett Till story and the work of the Interpretive Center. The Center was recently awarded a $691,750 grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support racial healing efforts and strategic planning to coordinate the preservation of the Mamie and Emmett Till story across the Mississippi Delta and in Chicago. Hear the show at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



Arts Day at the Capitol Goes Virtual

JACKSON, MISS. – March 23, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place as a virtual event this year with several online arts advocacy opportunities in lieu of the traditional in-person event. In keeping with its original purpose, the virtual event on Thursday, March 25 will highlight the […]

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Remembering Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood

In Memorium Jackson-based blues guitarist and singer Louis Arzo Youngblood aka “Gearshifter” passed away on March 3, 2021 from heart-related issues. Youngblood was steeped in the blues tradition of southern Mississippi, but mixed in a variety of musical styles into his performances, including R&B and country. Born on Valentine’s Day of 1953 in Picayune, Miss., […]

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MAC Announces Community Response Grant

Up to $10K available for eligible organizations; Submit letter of interest by March 9 JACKSON, MISS. – Feb. 23, 2021 – To help organizations create large-scale, arts-focused work that adapts to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Arts Commission announces its new Community Response Grant. This grant opportunity will provide up to $10,000 […]

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