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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May 31

Mississippi Arts Hour

On this episode of Mississippi Arts Hour, Malcolm speaks with Kim Caron, owner of the Caron Gallery in Tupelo. Located on the city's Main Street, the gallery represents approximately 40 artists, from various cities, towns and communities across Mississippi. Since 2018, the gallery has been worked with the production team of HGTV’s Home Town show in Laurel. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

May 24

Mississippi Arts Hour

On this Sunday's Arts Hour, Melody spoke to Cleveland-based artist Rory Doyle about his Delta Hill Riders series as well as his career as a freelance photographer both before and during the age of COVID-19. Tune in this Sunday at 5 p.m. to hear more on MPB Think Radio.

May 17

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday, Larry talks with Tom Booth, Executive Director at Tupelo Community Theatre. They discuss the group's long history in Tupelo, their work restoring the historic Lyric Theater and how TCT has become a gathering point for the theater community in Northeast Mississippi. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



Mississippi Poet Laureate Wins Prestigious Poetry Fellowship

JACKSON, MISS. – May 28, 2020 – The Academy of American Poets announced today that Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, has been named one of its 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows. Fennelly, a resident of Oxford, will receive $50,000 to support community-based poetry projects. The 23 individuals named by the Academy serve as Poets […]

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Mississippi Artists Let Their Light Shine

In the midst of COVID-19, we could all use a little more light. MAC’s latest video features artists across the state of Mississippi who answered a call to share glimpses of what brings them joy during this time. The inspiring result shows an array of Mississippi artists shining their light while a variety of musicians […]

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Messenger’s Lounge, Mississippi John Hurt and Artist Lee Harper Featured in Mississippi Folklife Spring Issue

JACKSON, MISS. – May 8, 2020 – The Spring 2020 Issue of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at This digital journal features original writing, photography, films and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The three features included […]

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