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 […]

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 […]