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 […]

MAC Calls For Governor’s Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 1, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations who 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 important […]

Governor’s Awards Recognize Excellence in the Arts

JACKSON, MISS. – May 23, 2017 – What do Eudora Welty, Wyatt Waters, Leontyne Price, Morgan Freeman, Thacker Mountain Radio and Casey Elementary School have in common besides having Mississippi roots? They are all past recipients of a Governor’s Arts Award. Each year, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Mississippi Arts Commission presents these […]

MAC Minigrants Available, Apply before June 1

The Mississippi Arts Commission will begin accepting applications Monday, May 1, 2017, for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017. 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 be October 2017, […]

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 […]