MAC Awards Nearly $1.4M to Grant Recipients and Program Participants

JACKSON, MISS. – July 11, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded nearly $1.4 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2020, which began July 1, 2019. Awards were made in 80 Mississippi House of Representatives districts and 43 state Senate districts, to 174 organizations and schools […]

Whole Schools Summer Institute Celebrates 20 Years of Arts Integration

JACKSON, MISS. – June 10, 2019 – This week in Jackson, the 2019 Whole Schools Summer Institute will be held June 11-13 at Millsaps College. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity for educational and community leaders to learn how to integrate arts into the school curriculum. A program of the […]

MAC Calls for Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations

JACKSON, MISS. – June 3, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2020 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 […]

Traditional Arts Exhibit Pop-Up Part of Museum After Hours

JACKSON, MISS. – May 7, 2019 –In partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Arts Commission will present the pop-up exhibit “MAC’s Traditional Arts Showcase” in the Trustmark Grand Hall at the Mississippi Museum of Art on Thursday, May 16, 2019, as part of the Museum After Hours series. The exhibit  features the […]

MAC Minigrants Available, Apply before June 3

JACKSON, MISS. – May 2, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Monday, June 3, 2019. 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 is currently seeking an Arts-Based Community Development Program Director. This is a full-time, permanent position with the agency based in Jackson, Mississippi. This staff member oversees a number of grant programs and special initiatives related to projects and organizations that utilize the arts in community development. Download the pdf linked below for the full […]

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 […]