David’s Travel Log – Mississippi Gulf Coast

Scrolling on social media and seeing the debut of the lights in both Ocean Springs and Gulfport over the Thanksgiving holidays brought me back to the wonderful time I had along the Mississippi Gulf Coast back in May.


Hello friends! Over the past few months, you may have gotten to know me a little bit, and I’ve gotten to know many of you as well. A lot has happened since I joined the MAC team, and I would like to update you on what we’ve been working on. Since I stepped into my role in mid-January, MAC has held the Governor’s Arts Awards and Arts Day at the Capitol and finished a very generous and fruitful legislative session.

MAC Announces Recipients for the Building Fund for the Arts Grant

The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) grant. This funding opportunity supports the much-needed repair, renovation, expansion, or construction of Mississippi facilities that serve as sites for year-round arts programming in their communities. The Mississippi Legislature approved $3 million for the BFA program for FY2023.