State Arts Conference

The Mississippi Arts Commission will host the 2019 State Arts Conference Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Arts + Living Well” and features keynote speaker Wyatt Waters.

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Jul 8

DAC Kid's Summer Art Camp

The DeSoto Arts Council presents their Kid’s Summer Art Camp: Mississippi Wildlife and Nature for children ages 6 – 12. Participants will explore Mississippi nature and wildlife through nature centered classes on photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and more. Learn more or register online here.

Jul 8

Mississippi Writers Trail Unveiling: Margaret Walker

Revered American poet and novelist Margaret Walker will be honored with a Mississippi Writers Trail marker at the university where she taught for 30 years. Join us and our partners at the Margaret Walker Center (Ayer Hall) at Jackson State University on Monday July 8 at 11:30 a.m. as we celebrate her contributions to the literary world.

Jul 11

The Science of Art Workshop

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art presents The Science of Art workshop at the Carriage House Studio. Led by North Jones Elementary teacher Suzie Walker, participating teachers will learn hands-on projects that integrate science concepts into artistic skills such as painting and printmaking. CEU credits will be offered. Learn more or register online here.

News

10.31.2019

MAC Announces 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

JACKSON, MISS. – October 31, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines as well as arts-based community development and arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards are presented […]

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10.01.2019

MAC Minigrants Available, Apply by Nov. 1

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 1, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program, which is offered annually to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts projects around the state. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.  Minigrants for organizations are designed to meet a wide […]

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08.12.2019

MAC Calls for Mississippi Poet Laureate Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – August 12, 2019 – Led by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Poet Laureate Selection Panel is now accepting nominations for the state’s next Poet Laureate, who will succeed Beth Ann Fennelly when her term expires in 2020. The Poet Laureate serves as the official state poet, creating and reading appropriate poetry […]

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