MAC Calls for Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 1, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi. The awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office and signify the […]

MAC Awards New Public Art Grants to Eight Communities

JACKSON, MISS. – May 21, 2021 – As COVID-19 restrictions ease and in-person events resume, the Mississippi Arts Commission is helping organizations explore new ways to use the arts in their communities through the agency’s Community Response Grants. Eight organizations, through a competitive application process, were awarded funding from MAC to help communities produce high-impact […]

Mississippi Arts Organizations Receive NEA Grants

JACKSON, MISS. – May 19, 2021 – The National Endowment for the Arts announced grant awards totaling $1,048,200 to five arts organizations and agencies in Mississippi. The Endowment works in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission to ensure that the people of Mississippi have access to the arts. A grant of $873,200 to MAC helps to […]

MAC Mini-grants Available, Apply by June 1

JACKSON, MISS. – May 10, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Mini-grant program, which is offered several times a year to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts activities around the state. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In […]

Gov. Reeves Announces Catherine Pierce as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate

JACKSON, MISS. – April 22, 2021 – Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed accomplished poet and educator Catherine Pierce, of Starkville, as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate. Serving as the official state poet for a term of four years, the state’s Poet Laureate creates and reads appropriate poetry at state occasions, promotes literacy and represents the rich cultural […]

Arts Day at the Capitol Goes Virtual

JACKSON, MISS. – March 23, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place as a virtual event this year with several online arts advocacy opportunities in lieu of the traditional in-person event. In keeping with its original purpose, the virtual event on Thursday, March 25 will highlight the […]

MAC Announces Community Response Grant

Up to $10K available for eligible organizations; Submit letter of interest by March 9 JACKSON, MISS. – Feb. 23, 2021 – To help organizations create large-scale, arts-focused work that adapts to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Arts Commission announces its new Community Response Grant. This grant opportunity will provide up to $10,000 […]

MAC Grants Open, Agency to Host Virtual “Office Hours”

JACKSON, MISS. – February 8, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for its annual grant programs, and to assist grant applicants, the agency will host a series of virtual “Office Hours.” Grant applications will be accepted until the deadline of Monday, March 1. Grants available for individuals include Artist Fellowships, Individual […]

MAC Offers Rapid Response Emergency Grants

State Arts Agency to Host “Ask the MAC” Virtual Sessions to Assist Applicants JACKSON, MISS. – For the second time in 2020, the Mississippi Arts Commission is offering Rapid Response Grants, an expanded version of the agency’s Minigrants to respond to the changing needs of artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide […]

MAC Announces 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients and 2021 Broadcast-Only Event

JACKSON, MISS. – October 27, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards as well as a broadcast-only format for the upcoming award ceremony, which will be aired in February 2021 on MPB. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize […]