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 […]

Bicentennial Photo Exhibit Coming to Indianola, Miss.

JACKSON, MISS. – Nov. 6, 2017 – As part of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration, the Mississippi Arts Commission, in partnership with the B. B. King Museum, will present the photography exhibit “Material Culture in the Delta” from Nov. 17 to Nov. 30, 2017, at the B. B. King Museum in Indianola, Miss. Exhibit photographs were taken […]

MAC Announces 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

JACKSON, MISS. – October 23, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in visual, literary and performing arts, community development through the arts and arts patronage in […]

MAC Launches Arts-Based Mississippi Bicentennial Curriculum, Now Available Online

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 9, 2017 – To commemorate Mississippi’s bicentennial year, the Mississippi Arts Commission has released a curriculum exploring the history of the state through the arts. A curriculum spanning two centuries, Mississippi History through the Arts: A Bicentennial Journey is based on select artworks from the Mississippi Museum of Art’s exhibitions, Picturing […]

MAC Minigrants Available, Apply before Nov. 1

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 2, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission will begin accepting applications Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Each year, MAC offers two opportunities to apply for a Minigrant to assist with small-scale arts projects around the state. The next opportunity to apply […]

Bicentennial Photo Exhibit Coming to Mississippi Gulf Coast

JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 20, 2017 – As part of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration, the Mississippi Arts Commission, in partnership with the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, will present the photography exhibit “Customs on the Mississippi Coast” from Sept. 28 to Nov. 30, 2018, at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Miss. This […]

MAC Welcomes Melody Moody Thortis as Arts-Based Community Development Director

JACKSON, MISS. – September 14, 2017 – Melody Moody Thortis, of Jackson, Miss., has been named arts-based community development director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. Moody Thortis previously served as executive director of Bike Walk Mississippi, where she focused the statewide organization around issues of equity, access, placemaking and livability. Moody Thortis comes to MAC […]

Bicentennial Photo Exhibit Coming to Como, Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 11, 2017 – As part of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration, the Mississippi Arts Commission will present the photography exhibit “Foodways in the Hill Country” in Como, Miss. from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2017. An opening reception will be held at Home Place Pastures retail store at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. […]

MAC Seeks Whole Schools Initiative Director

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. MAC is currently seeking a full-time director for its Whole Schools Initiative (WSI).  WSI is an arts education program that helps teachers and administrators use the […]