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 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 […]

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 […]