Application Period Reopened – Seeking Arts Industry Program Director/Accessibility Coordinator

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is the state’s official arts granting and service agency. Based in Jackson, Mississippi, MAC is an independent state agency governed by a fifteen person board. The agency is reopening the application period for an Arts Industry Program Director and Accessibility Coordinator. This is a full-time, permanent position based at MAC’s […]

Mississippi Awarded $30,000 Grant for Mississippi Writers Trail

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Arts Commission, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Mississippi, Mississippi Humanities Council, Mississippi Book Festival, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Library Commission, is pleased to announce the creation of a Mississippi Writers Trail to honor the most acclaimed and influential writers throughout our […]

Announcement – Arts Industry Program Grant Panels

MAC will be paneling grant applications throughout the month of April. If you or your organization have an application that will be adjudicated, please contact MAC to determine the date and approximate time that your application is scheduled for review. If applicants are interested in coming to the MAC office to attend the review of […]

Mac Seeks Arts Industry Program Director/Accessibility Coordinator

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is the state’s official arts granting and service agency. Based in Jackson, Mississippi, MAC is an independent state agency governed by a fifteen person board. The agency is currently seeking an Arts Industry Program Director/Accessibility Coordinator. This is a fulltime, permanent position. The Arts Industry staff person manages grants to […]

MAC Now Accepting Grant Applications

JACKSON, MISS. – Feb. 5, 2018 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications from individuals and organizations for the agency’s annual grant programs. The upcoming application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 5 p.m. for operating and project grants to organizations and schools, as well as fellowships, apprenticeships, artist roster and teaching […]

MAC to Host 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

Jackson, Miss. — Feb. 1, 2018 — The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will honor five outstanding contributors to Mississippi arts at the 30th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. This event spotlights Mississippi’s rich cultural resources and honors those who make a lasting impact on the state through their vision and creativity. This year’s event will be […]

MAC to Host Free Information Sessions on Grant Programs

JACKSON, MISS. – December 7, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission will host a series of “Meet the MAC” presentations on the agency’s grant programs at locations around the state. The program is targeted to Mississippi-based artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit organizations. Events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. […]

Bicentennial Photo Exhibit Coming to Jackson, Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS. – Nov. 30, 2017 – As part of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration, the Mississippi Arts Commission, in partnership with Tougaloo College, will present the photography exhibit “Music and Dance in Central Mississippi” from Dec. 7, 2017, through Feb. 16, 2018, at the first floor gallery of the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights […]

MAC Provides Funding to Enhance Art Collections through Dille Fund

JACKSON, MISS. – November 22, 2017 – Through a new special initiative, the Dille Fund for Art Acquisition, the Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a total of $125,800 in funding to organizations across the state to enhance visual art collections. The Dille Fund for Art Acquisition is a program created as the result of a […]

Mississippi artist hand crafts ornaments to accompany the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

JACKSON, Miss. — Ornaments by a local Mississippi artist will dazzle President’s Park (White House) in Washington, D.C. as part of the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display. Teresa Haygood from Jackson, MS, designed ornaments that showcase artistic, architectural, cultural and historic elements of Mississippi’s major regions in glittering mosaic globes. The handcrafted ornaments […]