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 […]

Mississippi Arts Commission Awarded $19,400 Grant for Mississippi Writers Trail

JACKSON, MISS. – July 16, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) has awarded a $19,400 grant for the development and placement of Mississippi Writers Trail markers in the Delta. The markers will recognize the work of 12 Delta authors. The Mississippi Writers Trail is an […]

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 […]