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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Mar 29

Mississippi Arts Hour

In honor of Jim Dollarhide, near the anniversary of his tragic death, Mississippi Arts Hour will rebroadcast Malcolm's 2012 interview with the legendary Mississippi filmmaker. Best known for his work in documentaries, Dollarhide also produced commercials for national brands as well as local organizations, owned and operated a successful production company based in Mississippi, earned many awards and accolades, and influenced a generation of the state's artists. Hear this special broadcast on MPB Think Radio at 5 p.m.

Mar 22

Mississippi Arts Hour

Tune in this Sunday to the Mississippi Arts Hour to learn more about "The Fertile Ground Project," a winner of 2018's national "Public Art Challenge." Melody spoke to Salam Rida and Travis Crabtree, urban designers and long-term planners for the City of Jackson and co-owners of Jackson's Eco-shed, about their efforts to use the Fertile Ground project to bring together both local and nationally recognized artists, designers and architects to work alongside farmers, chefs, nutritionists, policymakers and community members. Listen in at 5pm this Sunday on MPB Think Radio and learn more about the project at

Mar 15

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday, Larry travels to Tupelo and visits with painter Charlie Buckley. They talk about Charlie’s early beginnings, starting painting when he was in elementary school and his studies in high school and at the University of Mississippi. They also discuss his current work, including his “Stacked Houses” series, which considers how changes in the climate may effect homes in the future. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



MAC Responds to COVID 19: Grant Updates and Funding Opportunities

Like restaurants and retail, the arts have taken a big hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Closed museums, galleries, schools, and event venues mean lost revenue for both arts organizations and individual artists. Despite these enormous challenges, we are encouraged by the uplifting responses and creative solutions offered by so many in our […]

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Mississippi Small Businesses and Non-Profits Can Now Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

The arts have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Cancelled events, closed doors, and postponed programs mean lost revenue for so many of MAC’s constituents. As the situation unfolds, we will share opportunities for potential sources of funding with the field as these sources are announced and made available. Last Friday, Governor Tate Reeves’s […]

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Special Message from the Director

Arts Community, How the world can change in a week’s time! COVID 19 is having a major impact on everyone, in every sector of society. We recognize the particular impact this pandemic has had on artists and organizations whose livelihoods often depend on events and performances. We all must play a role, though, in minimizing […]

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