The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) announces that Edward Wilson, a Senior at Jackson Preparatory School in Jackson, MS, is the 2023 Mississippi Poetry Out Loud® (POL) champion. The first runner-up was Kalen Wallace, a Junior at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, MS. The second runner-up was Melany Carrasco, a Junior at Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, MS.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission hosted the 2023 Arts Day at the Capitol. MAC, partner agencies, arts advocacy groups, and grantees visited the Capitol to share the importance of the arts with state-wide leaders.
Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce this year’s NEA National Heritage Fellows, recipients of our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. […]
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission hosted the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. Now in its 35th year, the awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office to celebrate the arts.
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Board of Commissioners has named David Lewis of Jackson as the new executive director of the state arts agency following a national search. Lewis will begin his tenure with the agency on January 18, 2023.
In advance of the agency’s annual grant round, which opens Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission will host a series of presentations to assist grant applicants. The deadline to apply for MAC grants is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards. Now in its 35th year, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines, arts-based community development, and/or arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards, which underscore the important relationship between government and the arts, will be presented in partnership with the Office of Governor Tate Reeves.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) grant. This funding opportunity supports the much-needed repair, renovation, expansion, or construction of Mississippi facilities that serve as sites for year-round arts programming in their communities. The Mississippi Legislature approved $3 million for the BFA program for FY2023.
As Chair of the Board of Commissioners for MAC, I am pleased to share the latest about what is happening at MAC this month.
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is pleased to announce a new look for Mississippi’s official grant-making and service agency for the arts.