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 […]

MAC Board of Commissioners Names Sarah Story as New MAC Executive Director

JACKSON, MISS. – Sept. 22, 2020– The Mississippi Arts Commission Board of Commissioners has named Sarah Story, of Austin, Texas, as the new executive director of the state arts agency following a national search. MAC’s current executive director, Malcolm White, will retire from the agency, effective Sept. 30. Story will begin her tenure with the […]

Malcolm White Retires as Director of Mississippi Arts Commission

JACKSON, MISS. – July 20, 2020 – After nearly 15 years of public service to the state of Mississippi, Malcolm White will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission on September 30, 2020. His career in public service has included two stints as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission as well as […]

MAC Awards Nearly $1.3M to Grant Recipients and Program Participants

JACKSON, MISS. – July 16, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1.3 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1, 2020. Awards were made in 76 Mississippi House of Representatives districts and 46 state Senate districts, to 133 organizations and schools […]

Mississippi Arts Commission to Provide Emergency Grants through South Arts Fund

JACKSON, MISS. – July 9, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission announces the rollout of the “South Arts Organizational Impact Grant” program as part of its continued efforts to provide relief to Mississippi’s arts sector due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. These “invite-only” grants are made possible through special funding provided by the National […]

MAC Announces Rapid Response Grants, Application Opens July 6

JACKSON, MISS. – June 26, 2020 – In an effort to respond to the changing needs of artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Arts Commission announces its new Rapid Response Grants. An expanded version of the agency’s Minigrants, Rapid Response Grant applications will open on July 6 and will close at […]