Mississippi Writer Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

JACKSON, MISS. – June 22, 2020 – Oxford-based writer and University of Mississippi professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil has been named a Guggenheim Fellow. She joins a diverse group of 175 writers, scholars, artists and scientists to receive the prestigious honor this year from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. A past recipient of an artist fellowship from […]

Mississippi Arts Organizations Receive NEA Grants

JACKSON, MISS. – The National Endowment for the Arts announced grant awards totaling $956,600 to three arts organizations and agencies in Mississippi. The Endowment works in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission to ensure that the people of Mississippi have access to the arts. A grant of $846,600 to MAC helps to support projects and institutions […]

MAC Calls for Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 1, 2020 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that 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 […]

Mississippi Poet Laureate Wins Prestigious Poetry Fellowship

JACKSON, MISS. – May 28, 2020 – The Academy of American Poets announced today that Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, has been named one of its 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows. Fennelly, a resident of Oxford, will receive $50,000 to support community-based poetry projects. The 23 individuals named by the Academy serve as Poets […]

Messenger’s Lounge, Mississippi John Hurt and Artist Lee Harper Featured in Mississippi Folklife Spring Issue

JACKSON, MISS. – May 8, 2020 – The Spring 2020 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 three features included […]

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 […]