Mississippi Arts Commission Postponing Minigrant Opportunity

Additional funding opportunities to be announced later this year JACKSON, MISS. – April 30, 2020 – Due to the effects of COVID-19 and the swift efforts of the Mississippi Arts Commission to prioritize and distribute emergency federal funding for arts organizations across Mississippi, MAC will postpone its spring Minigrant round. MAC Minigrants typically open May […]

Mississippi Arts Commission to Provide Economic Relief for the Arts Sector in Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS. – April 28, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is announcing a special round of funding to provide relief to Mississippi’s arts sector from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19. Using funds from the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded almost $30 million to the nation’s 50 states, the District […]

MAC Grant Panel Schedule Posted

The schedule for MAC’s grant panels for FY2021 has been posted to arts.ms.gov/grants. Grant applications submitted by the deadline of March 9, 2020, will be reviewed via webinar by a panel of experts according to this schedule. Please direct your questions to the applicable Program Director. Please note that this schedule is subject to change […]

MAC’s Arts Day at the Capitol Celebrates the Arts

JACKSON, MISS. – March 3, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place Thursday, March 5, 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 […]

MAC Grants Open, Agency to Host “Meet the MAC” Workshops

JACKSON, MISS. – 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 presentations and webinars. Grant applications will be accepted until the deadline of Monday, March 2. Titled “Meet the MAC,” presentations will take place in locations around the […]

Mississippi Sitar Players, Kimbrough Family, Community Activism and Jackson’s Duttoville Neighborhood Focus of Mississippi Folklife Winter Issue

JACKSON, MISS. – Dec. 18, 2019 – The Winter 2019 Issue of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at www.mississippifolklife.org. This digital journal features original writing, photography, films and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The four features included […]

MAC Announces 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

JACKSON, MISS. – October 31, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 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 Minigrants Available, Apply by Nov. 1

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 1, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program, which is offered annually to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts projects around the state. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.  Minigrants for organizations are designed to meet a wide […]

MAC Calls for Mississippi Poet Laureate Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – August 12, 2019 – Led by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Poet Laureate Selection Panel is now accepting nominations for the state’s next Poet Laureate, who will succeed Beth Ann Fennelly when her term expires in 2020. The Poet Laureate serves as the official state poet, creating and reading appropriate poetry […]