MAC’s Grant Panels Accessible via Webinar Service

JACKSON, MISS. – April 10, 2019 – In an effort to increase access, Mississippi Arts Commission’s upcoming grant review panels will be remotely available to the public online or by phone. Traditionally, these panel discussions have been held in-person at the MAC office in downtown Jackson. Through the new service, grant applicants and the public […]

MAC’s Arts Day at the Capitol Celebrates the Arts

JACKSON, MISS. – March 12, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place Thursday, March 14, from 11:30-1:30 at the Mississippi State Capitol Building. Held in the State Capitol rotunda, the event highlights the significant ways in which the arts contribute to a better quality of life for […]

Student Art on Display in State Capitol

JACKSON, MISS. – March 11, 2019 – Select artwork from schools affiliated with the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole School Initiative is currently on display at the State Capitol in the Education Conference Room. At the request of House Education Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, a temporary exhibition of student artwork from WSI schools was installed in […]

Mississippi Arts Commission to Host 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Jackson, Miss. — Feb. 4, 2019 — The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines as well as arts-based community development and arts patronage in Mississippi. The […]

MAC Now Accepting Grant Applications

JACKSON, MISS. – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s annual grants program. Operating and project grants are available for organizations and schools, and fellowships, apprenticeships, artist roster and teaching artist roster applications are available for individual artists. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2019, […]

MAC to Host “Meet the MAC – Grants 101”

JACKSON, MISS. – January 8, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission will host a series of presentations titled, “Meet the MAC – Grants 101,” an overview of 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 […]

MAC Minigrants Available, Apply before Nov. 1

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 1, 2018 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. 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 for a Minigrant will […]

MAC Announces 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

JACKSON, MISS. – September 25, 2018 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines as well as arts-based community development and arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards are presented […]

MAC Recognizes Schools for Outstanding Arts-Integrated Education

JACKSON, MISS. (Sept. 4, 2018) – The Mississippi Arts Commission recognized two schools last week as models of exemplary practice in arts integration. Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel, Miss., and St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, Miss., both schools with longstanding participation in MAC’s Whole Schools Initiative, each accepted an award in ceremonies held Aug. […]

First Mississippi Writers Trail Markers to be Unveiled at Mississippi Book Festival

JACKSON, MISS. (Aug. 7, 2018) – The Mississippi Writers Trail will officially launch with the unveiling of two historical marker prototypes, honoring Eudora Welty and Jesmyn Ward, as part of the Mississippi Book Festival on Aug. 18, 2018, at 9 a.m. C-SPAN will broadcast the unveilings in the State Capitol Building before a live national audience. […]