FY2023 Grant Recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded $1.65 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for Fiscal Year 2023. Recipients will benefit in a number of ways, including operating support for museums and community arts centers, arts integration and guest artist presentations in schools and continuing education and supplies for working artists. Below is a listing of grants awarded for Fiscal Year 2023, which runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

FY2023 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients

Name: Iheoma Nwachukwu
County: Lowndes
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: fiction

Name: Michael (D.M.) Aderibigbe
County: Forrest
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: poetry

Name: Joshua Bernstein
County: Forrest
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: fiction

Name: Ann Fisher-Wirth
County: Lafayette
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: poetry

Name: Becky Hagenston
County: Oktibbeha
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: fiction

Name: Caroline Freeman
County: Forrest
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: poetry

Name: Melissa Ginsburg
County: Lafayette
Description: for a Literary Artist Fellowship
Genre: fiction

Name: Jon Fields
County: Hinds
Description: for a Media Artist Fellowship

Name: Becca Finley
County: Yalobusha
Description: for a Media Artist Fellowship

Name: John Afamasaga
County: Lafayette
Description: for a Media Artist Fellowship

Name: Jaclyn Bethany
County: Hinds
Description: for a Media Artist Fellowship
Genre: film

Name: Duwane Pendarvis
County: Hinds
Description: for a Performing Artist fellowship
Genre: modern dance

Name: Francine Thomas
County: Hinds
Description: for a Performing Artist fellowship
Genre: directing

Name: Alan Kolodny
County: HInds
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: wire and lace tatting

Name: Jerry Jenkins
County: Warren
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: West African drumming

Name: William Sibley
County: Choctaw
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: Bluegrass and Oldtime music

Name: Shawn Lawrence
County: Hinds
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: West African drumming

Name: Eddie Cotton, Jr
County: Hinds
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: blues guitar

Name: Bobby Whalen
County: Sunflower
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: muralist painter

Name: Kevin Courtney
County: Perry
Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship
Genre: woodturning

Name: Chelsea Lovitt
County: Forrest
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: songwriting

Name: Terrance Evans
County: Hinds
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: jazz piano

Name: Andrew Sauerwein
County: Hinds
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: music composition

Name: Dennis Smith
County: Coahoma
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: songwriting

Name: Stephen Scott
County: Forrest
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: songwriting and guitar

Name: Antonio Cotton
County: Grenada
Description: for a Performing Artist Fellowship
Genre: songwriting and composition

Name: Kariann Fuqua
County: Lafayette
Description: for a Visual Artist Fellowship
Genre: drawing

Name: Justin Hardiman
County: Hinds
Description: for a Visual Artist Fellowship
Genre: photography

Name: Jason Kimes
County: Jones
Description: for a Visual Artist Fellowship
Genre: sculpture

Name: Bailey Hughes
County: Rankin
Description: for a Visual Artist Fellowship
Genre: mixed media painting

Name: Coulter Fussell
County: Yalobusha
Description: for a Visual Artist Fellowship
Genre: mixed media quilting

FY2023 Individual Artist Roster Approved Applicants

Name: New Stage Theatre
County: Hinds
Genre: Theatre

Name: Andi Lehman
County: DeSoto
Genre: Storytelling

Name: Erret James Jr.
County: Stone
Genre: Dance

Name: Jennifer Mizenko
County: Lafayette
Genre: Dance

Name: Peter Zapletal
County: Hinds
Genre: Puppetry
Name: Amile Wilson
County: Hinds
Genre: Theatre

Name: Mary Frances Massey and Paul Tate
County: Lee
Genre: Music

Name: Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo
County: Forrest
Genre: Music

Name: Tricia Walkder
County: Bolivar
Genre: Guitar, Vocals

Name: Kimble Funchess
County: Madison
Genre: Trumpet

Name: Pam Confer
County: Hinds
Genre: Jazz

Name: Mississippi Brass & Percussion
County: Hinds
Genre: Music

Name: Chuck Galey
County: Hinds
Genre: Illustration

Name: Robin Whitfield
County: Grenada
Genre: painting and multi-media

Name: Elaine Maisel
County: Madison
Genre: painting and mixed media

Name: Christian Bailey
County: Harrison
Genre: Ceramics

Name: Angee Montgomery
County: DeSoto
Genre: Oil painting

Name: Libby Rae Watson
County: Jackson
Genre: Blues guitar

Name: Alkebulan Music Philosophy
County: Hinds
Genre: West African drumming and dance

Name: Jerry Fair
County: Bolivar
Genre: blues guitar

Name: Patti Golden
County: Harrison
Genre: Literary

FY2023 Teaching Artist Roster Approved Applicants

Name: Markus Tracy
State: California

Name: Andi Bedsworth
County: Lafayette

Name: Terrence Roberts
County: Lauderdale

Name: Chuck Galey
County: Hinds

FY2023 Individual Project Grants

Name: Alicia Sanders-Eichelberger
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to produce two songs featuring the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Name: Lauren Bone Noble
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support the one-person show, FURY

Name: Angee Montgomery
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: arts retreat

Name: Rachel Taratoot Ciralodo
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support a community concert

Name: Becca Finley
County: Yalobusha
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support the staged reading series, “I Honor Your Faith”

Name: Blake Barnes
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Bicentennial comic book

Name: Cherita Brent
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support the “Born Funny” comedy to ur

Name: Beverly Davis
County: Marshall
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support the Chulahoma Community Blues Festival

Name: Cierra Sherman
County: Wilkinson
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: literary

Name: Marta Szlubowska
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support a performance/discussion event

Name: Sally Lott McLellan
County: Yalobusha
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: exhibition of incarcerated artists

Name: Danny Klimetz
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support Collective Wander, visual storytelling project

Name: Shameka Reed
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support The Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards

Name: Azha Sanders
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: public mural

Name: Andi Bedsworth
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to support a fiber arts exhibit

Name: Micheal Hall
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Description: Description: to record an album of community-themed music

FY2023 Folk Artist Apprenticeship Recipients

Name: Brian Beckham
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Genre: silversmithing

Name: Katie Clark
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $2,000
Genre: crochet

FY2023 Organization Operating Grant Recipients

Name: Hattiesburg Concert Association
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Mississippi Museum of Art
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: USA International Ballet Competition
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Opera Mississippi
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Cleveland Music Foundation d/b/a GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
County: Bolivar
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Meridian Museum of Art
County: Lauderdale
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Eastman Memorial Foundation DBA Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
County: Jones
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Ballet Mississippi, Inc.
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Gumtree Museum of Art
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Mississippi Boychoir
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Meridian Symphony Association, Inc.
County: Lauderdale
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Civic Ballet, Inc.
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $11,680.00

Name: Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, DBA North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $21,900.00

Name: MidSouth Music Institute, Inc.
County: Tate
Grant Awarded: $14,600.00

Name: Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $5,475.00

Name: The Mississippi Songwriters Festival Inc.
County: Jackson
Grant Awarded: $5,475.00

Name: Tupelo Ballet
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $14,600.00

Name: Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $11,600.00

Name: Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Society
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: $1,655.00

Name: Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $9,630.00

Name: New Stage Theatre
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Starkville Community Theatre
County: Oktibbeha
Grant Awarded: $9,150.00

Name: Delta Center Stage
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Center Stage, Inc.
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $14,600.00

Name: DeSoto Family Theatre
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $21,900.00

Name: Meridian Little Theatre
County: Lauderdale
Grant Awarded: $11,600.00

Name: Brookhaven Little Theatre
County: Lincoln
Grant Awarded: $17,400.00

Name: Art for All Mississippi
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Griot Arts Inc.
County: Coahoma
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Hattiesburg Arts Council
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Inc.
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: ArtPlace Mississippi
County: Leflore
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Starkville Area Arts Council
County: Oktibbeha
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Greater Jackson Arts Council
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
County: Warren
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: The Friends of Arts, Culture and Education
County: Jackson
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Harrisburg Cultural and Social Services Center Inc dba Link Centre
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $24,300.00

Name: Greenville Arts Council
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Delta Arts Alliance
County: Bolivar
Grant Awarded: $16,200.00

Name: Columbus Arts Council
County: Lowndes
Grant Awarded: $20,250.00

Name: The Arts Hancock County
County: Hancock
Grant Awarded: $14,600.00

Name: Meridian Council for the Arts
County: Lauderdale
Grant Awarded: $5,475.00

Name: Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort
Tallahatchie
Grant Awarded: $14,600.00

Name: Desoto Arts Council
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $10,300.00

Name: International Museum of Muslim Cultures
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
County: Sunflower
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Delta Blues Museum
County: Coahoma
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Inc.
County: Madison
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
County: Claiborne
Grant Awarded: $5,475.00

Organization Operating Grant Recipients: Year-Two Application

Name: Walter Anderson Museum of Art
County: Jackson
Grant Awarded: $25,800.00

Name: Museum of the Mississippi Delta
County: Leflore
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio, Inc.
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Mississippi Theatre Association
County: Jackson
Grant Awarded: $12,900.00

Name: OxFilm
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $17,200.00

Name: Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience
County: Lauderdale
Grant Awarded: $20,640.00

FY2023 Organization Project Grant Recipients

Name: Kinetic Etchings
Description: to support the choreography and performance of an original dance program
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Description: to present a series of guest artist demonstrations for children
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi University for Women
Description: to present the annual Music by Women Festival
County: Lowndes
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: JSU/MW Alexander National Research Ctr.
Description: to present the 2023 CASE Creative Arts Festival
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus
Description: to support a season of choral performances
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi University for Women (Gallery)
Description: to support a juried visual arts exhibition
County: Lowndes
Grant Awarded: $475.00

Name: Delta Children’s Museum
Description: to support Performing Arts Series 2022-2023
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: University of Southern Mississippi Dance
Description: to engage Full Radius Dance for an artist residency
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Music Teachers Association
Description: to support the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Conference and Collegiate Competitions
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Description: to present the 25th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
County: Oktibbeha
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Theatre Oxford
Description: to support a season of theatrical performances
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Union County Historical Society & Heritage Museum
Description: to present William Faulkner Literary Festival & Competition
County: Union
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Coahoma Community College
Description: to present the Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
County: Coahoma
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Downstage Productions Theatre
Description: to support a season of theatrical productions
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $3,600.00

Name: MSU Summer Scholars (On-Stage)
Description: to support the Summer Scholars program
County: Oktibbeha
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Mississippi Community Symphonic Bands Inc.
Description: to support a series of symphonic performances
County: Rankin
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Mississippi Presenters’ Network
Description: to support arts related professional development workshops
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Mississippi Shakespeare Festival
Description: to support Shakespeare in the Park
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Pearl River Community College
Description: to present the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
County: Pearl River
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Tennessee Williams Tribute
Description: to support the Tennessee Williams Tribute Festival
County: Lowndes
Grant Awarded: $3,720.00

Name: Jackson Choral Society
Description: to support a season of choral performances
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $3,600.00

Name: Biloxi Little Theatre
Description: to present a season of theatrical productions
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: The Mississippi Girlchoir
Description: to support a season of choral performances
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Natchez Opera Festival, Inc.
Description: to present the Natchez Festival of Music
County: Adams
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Mississippi Puppetry Guild
Description: to support a season of performances by Puppet Arts Theatre
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: The Gloster Arts Project
Description: to support a multi-disciplinary arts camp
County: Adams
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Inc.
Description: to support the Delta Hot Tamale Festival
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Roses (MS) Chapter of The Links Foundation, Inc
Description: to support Classics Through the Ages
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $2,850.00

Name: O’Keefe Educational Media
Description: to support the Art Ability Fair
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: CREATE Foundation
Description: to present Singing & Dancing with the King
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp
Description: to transform Lee Tartt Nature Preserve in
Description: to an Enchanted Forest
County: Grenada
Grant Awarded: $4,180.00

Name: MAP – Music, Arts, & Practicality
Description: to produce Disney’s Moana Jr.
County: Hancock
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Humanities Council
Description: to support MHC’s family reading project
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $3,300.00

Name: Sunflower County Freedom Project
Description: to support a student creative writing program
County: Sunflower
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Greenville Renaissance Scholars
Description: to support Camp Renaissance
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
Description: to support a youth ballroom dance program
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation
Description: to support a concert at ‘The Den’, the museum’s new outdoor performance venue
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: I Can Fly Ministries
Description: to support “You Can Fly” dance and mime program
County: Warren
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: City of Hernando
Description: to support “Dickens of a Christmas”
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce
Description: to support a hometown music and visual arts festival
County: Copiah
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Saltillo Main Street
Description: to support “Paint the town” Mural project
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Montgomery County Arts Council
Description: to support Hillfire Community Play
County: Montgomery
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Oxford Community Market
Description: to present Music at the (Oxford Community) Market
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Corinth Area Arts Council, INC
Description: to establish the Corinth Arts Education Center
County: Alcorn
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Aids Services Coalition (ASC)
Description: to support the multi-arts event, Project Coming Home
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
Description: to support Being Belhaven Public Art Series
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $2,400.00

Name: Genesis and Light Center
Description: to support at youth summer arts program
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,000.00

Name: Southaven Arts Council
Description: to support weekend arts enrichment for children
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $375.00

Name: Hundred Members Debating Benevolent Association, Inc.
Description: to support the Tin Shed Residency
County: Hancock
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Mississippi Rising Coalition
Description: to fund a mural on the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center
County: Jackson
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Desoto Arts Institute
Description: to support the DeSoto Arts Film Program
County: DeSoto
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Musical Expressions Experience
Description: to support “Experience Uke’ With M.E.E.”
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

Name: Yocona International Folk Festival
Description: to support the Oxford Fiber Arts Festival
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Central Mississippi Blues Society, Inc.
Description: to support the Blue Monday blues series
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Inc
Description: to support the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic
County: Marshall
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc.
Description: to support the Delta Blues and Heritage Festival
County: Washington
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Oxford Juneteenth Festival
Description: to support the Oxford Juneteenth festival
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership
Description: to support the Great Delta Bear Affair Festival
County: Sharkey
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc.
Description: to support the Grassroots Blues Festival
County: Montgomery
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Juneteenth-Columbus, Inc
Description: to support the Juneteenth Festival
County: Lowndes
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Farish Street Heritage Festival, Inc.
Description: to support the Farish Street Heritage Festival
County: Hinds
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Lafayette County Board of Supervisors
Description: to support the Mississippi Made series
County: Lafayette
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: Carroll County Development Association
Description: to support the Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival
County: Carroll
Grant Awarded: $4,500.00

Name: DSU/Bologna Performing Arts Center
Description: to support Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program
County: Bolivar
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: DSU/Delta Music Institute
Description: to support summer music camp
County: Bolivar
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: St. James Catholic School
Description: to support the annual Spring Musical
County: Harrison
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation, Inc.
Description: to support an outreach program
County: Lincoln
Grant Awarded: $4,750.00

Name: Plantersville Middle School
Description: to support ballroom dance instruction
County: Lee
Grant Awarded: $3,040.00

Name: Oak Grove Primary School
Description: to support arts integrated instruction
County: Forrest
Grant Awarded: $3,750.00

FY2023 Individual Mini-Grant Recipients

Elizabeth McDaniel Tettleton
Melissa Ginsburg
Joedda Gore
Cierra Sherman
Funmi Franklin
Marta Szlubowska
Kathryn G. Wilson
Amile Wilson
Ron Delbert Jamieson
Sandi Lynn Jamieson
Beverly Davis
RL Boyce
Chiquila Michele Pearson
Andi Bedsworth
Randall Cohen
Kay Meadows
Kit White
Timothy Randle Collins
Carol Roark
Silas Julian Mixon
Lucinda Alexandra L’Enfant
Cara Larsen
Dot Courson
Andrea Kostyal
Susan Patton
Ginger Williams Cook
Amanda Koonlaba
Lucie Cooper
Corinne Barnhill
Ann Seale
Tcf Trading Group LLC
Frank Estrada
Melanie Robyn Wall
Ashia Gandy
Freda Clark-Brent
Carolyn McIntyre Norton
Michaela Fisk
Sandra R. Bagley
James Inabinet
Susan Skaggs
Cissy McCabe Quinn
Will Burgess
Karen Bennett
Ashley Chavis
Marshall Blevins
Jesse Ryan Brown
McKenzie Drake
Samantha K. Breeding
Tonza DeBerry
Christian Bailey
Nicole Scanell
Margaret Inabinet
Antoinette Badenhorst
Robin Whitfield
Mark M. Clifton

FY2023 Organization Mini-Grant Recipients

Martin Bluff Elementary (Pascagoula Gautier School District)

Community Foundation of Washington County

Mississippi Presenters’ Network

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Meridian Museum of Art

Art for All Mississippi

Delta Arts Alliance

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Inc.

Elizabeth Jones Library

ArtPlace Mississippi

Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio, Inc.

Approved Whole Schools Applicants

Name: Joyner Elementary/TPSD
County: Lee

Name: Mannsdale Elementary School
County: Madison

Name: Tupelo Public School District/Tupelo Middle School
County: Lee

Name: King Early Childhood Education Center
County: Lee

Name: Rankin Elementary
County: Lee

Name: Parkway Elementary School
County: Lee

Name: Ann Smith Elementary
County: Madison

Name: Oakland Heights Elementary
County: Lauderdale

Name: Crestwood Elementary School
County: Lauderdale

Name: T. J. Harris Elementary
County: Lauderdale

Approved Model Whole Schools Applicants

Name: Laurel Magnet School of the Arts
County: Jones

Name: Thomas Street Elementary
County: Lee

Approved Whole Schools Affiliates

Name: Milam Elementary School
County: Lee

Name: Pierce Street Elementary – TPSD
County: Lee

Name: Lawndale Elementary School
County: Lee

Name: Lawhon Elementary School
County: Lee

Name: Madison Avenue Elementary
County: Madison

Name: Oak Grove Primary School
County: Lamar

Name: Tupelo Public School District/ Carver Elementary
County: Lee

Name: Pontotoc Elementary School
County: Pontotoc