Arts Account for More Than $1B in Compensation to Mississippians

According to a new study released through the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account, Mississippians received more than $1 billion in compensation in 2014 from arts and cultural industries in the state. The ACPSA, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, also reports […]

MAC Welcomes Anna Ehrgott as Communications Director

Anna Ehrgott, of Jackson, Miss., has been named communications director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. Ehrgott previously served as digital media strategist for Mississippi Development Authority where she was primarily responsible for promoting Mississippi’s business advantages and quality of life through MDA’s digital and social media assets. She brings eight years of public relations experience […]

MAC Welcomes Maria Zeringue as Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director

Maria Zeringue, of Bloomington, Ind., and native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, has been named folk and traditional arts program director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. Zeringue previously served as research and curatorial assistant at Traditional Arts Indiana. Her primary responsibilities included developing public programs and exhibits, managing archival materials, operating the organization’s website and aiding in […]

MAC Announces Recipients Of 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

Governor’s Arts Award Ceremony to be held February 16, 2017 Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations for the excellence of their work in a wide variety of art forms including visual, literary, and performing arts, and community development through the arts in Mississippi. The 2017 recipients will be recognized […]

Beth Ann Fennelly Named Mississippi Poet Laureate

Governor Phil Bryant Selects Official State Poet Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed celebrated writer and educator, Beth Ann Fennelly, as Mississippi’s Poet Laureate, honoring her as an outstanding Mississippi author and ambassador for the literary arts for the state. During her four-year term, Fennelly will serve as the Official State Poet and will work to […]

MAC Participates in Engage Mississippi

Engage Mississippi and the Mississippi Day of Giving Engage Mississippi, a new effort spearheaded by Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and Volunteer Mississippi, is focused on aligning the state’s resources toward a common goal and facilitating collaboration to solve community problems. By developing a strategy for effectively “channeling change,” Engage Mississippi seeks […]

Mississippi Arts Commission Announces FY2016 Grant Recipients

MAC has granted $1.61 million to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2016. These funds were awarded in 45 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will be awarded to 136 different organizations […]

MAC Accounces Minigrant Application Deadline

Minigrant Applications Due Friday, June 1, 2015 The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the agency’s Minigrant program beginning Friday, May 1, 2015. The upcoming application deadline is Monday, June 1, 2015. MAC offers two Minigrant deadlines each year – June 1 and November 1 (this […]

Hattiesburg Theatre Students Visit State Capitol

Oak Grove Champions Tour with Senator John A. Polk Students from Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg recently visited the Mississippi State Capitol at the invitation of Senator John A. Polk. Senator Polk wanted to honor the students for being chosen as the theatre state champions for 2015. This was the school’s 8th state championship win. […]

2015 Poetry Out Loud Winners

Joy Carino of Starkville Wins for 2nd Year in a Row The Mississippi Arts Commission is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud Mississippi Finals held  on March 16, 2015 at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. The contest, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry […]