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 […]

NEA Chairman Visits Mississippi

Contact: Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director (aehrgott@arts.ms.gov / 601-359-6546) Lauren Von Foregger, Public Relations, Mississippi Museum of Art (lvonforegger@msmuseumart.org / 601-965-9911) JACKSON, MISS. – July 20, 2017 – Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), made her first official trip to Mississippi July 17-18. While in the state, she visited arts organizations in Jackson, Oxford, Clarksdale, […]

NEA Chairman Jane Chu To Visit Mississippi July 17-18, 2017

Contact: Liz Auclair, NEA, auclair@arts.gov / 202-682-5744 and Anna Ehrgott, MAC (aehrgott@arts.ms.gov 601-359-6546) Washington, D.C. – July 11, 2017 – Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will visit Jackson, Oxford, Clarksdale, and Indianola, Mississippi, July 17-18, 2017. While in the state, she will visit arts organizations funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and […]

New Grant Recipients & Program Participants Announced

Contact: Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director (aehrgott@arts.ms.gov / 601-359-6546) JACKSON, MISS. – July 11, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded $1.3 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2018. Funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, to 140 different organizations and schools and to 61 individual artists. Recipients will benefit […]

MAC Seeks Executive Assistant

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 an Executive Assistant. This is a full-time, permanent position with the agency based in Jackson, Mississippi. This staff person works directly with […]

MAC Seeks Arts-Based Community Development Program Director

The Mississippi Arts Commission 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 Arts-Based Community Development Program Director. This is a full-time, permanent position with the agency based in Jackson, Mississippi. This staff member oversees […]

Whole Schools Initiative Summer Institute Teaches Arts Integration

JACKSON, MISS. – June 12, 2017 – This week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 2017 Whole Schools Initiative Summer Institute will be held June 12-16 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on the Jefferson Davis Campus. The Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity for educational and community leaders to learn how to integrate arts into […]