Don’t know which MAC grant is for you? Watch the video to help decide! 

Grant Panel Schedule

MAC Grants for FY2021 will be reviewed via webinar by a panel of experts on the dates below. The grants under discussion in these panels include grant applications submitted via eGrant by the deadline of March 9, 2020.

Please note: this schedule is subject to change. More detailed schedules for each day will be posted as available and questions can be directed to the applicable Program Director.

To listen to a grant panel, you may access it using your phone or computer. See the details below:

Access via computer: https://msarts.clickmeeting.com/grantpanels

Access via phone: 1 (832)-706-2490  PIN – 817952#

April

Wednesday, 4/15: Arts Education Project Grants & Teaching Artist Roster, Program Director: Charlotte Smelser – Download schedule HERE

Monday, 4/20: Arts Industry Project Grants, Program Director: Kristen Brandt – Download schedule HERE

Wednesday, 4/22: Mississippi Whole Schools panel, Program Director: Charlotte Smelser – Download schedule HERE

Thursday, 4/23: Apprenticeship and Folk Arts Fellowship: Visual, Program Director: Maria Zeringue – Download schedule HERE

Friday, 4/24: Folk Artist Roster & Folk Arts Fellowship: Performing, Program Director: Maria Zeringue – Download schedule HERE

Tuesday, 4/28: Performing Arts Fellowship & Roster, Program Director: Leslie Barker  – Download schedule HERE

Wednesday, 4/29: Folk Arts Operating Grants, Program Director: Maria Zeringue – Download schedule HERE

May

Friday, 5/1: Arts-Based Community Development Project Grants, Program Director: Leslie Barker – Download schedule HERE

Monday, 5/4: Theatre Operating Grants, Program Director: Leslie Barker – Download schedule HERE

Tuesday, 5/5: Arts Industry Operating Grants, Program Director: Kristen Brandt – Download schedule HERE

Wednesday, 5/6: Arts-Based Community Development Operating Grants, Program Director: Leslie Barker – Download schedule HERE

Thursday, 5/7: Literary Fellowship, Program Director: Kristen Brandt – Download schedule HERE

Monday, 5/11: Film/Media Fellowship, Program Director: Maria Zeringue – Download schedule HERE

Tuesday, 5/12: Visual Arts Fellowship, Program Director: Wilburn Smith – Download schedule HERE

Wednesday, 5/13: Folk Arts Organization Project Grants, Program Director: Maria Zeringue – Download schedule HERE

Thursday, 6/4: Individual Project Grants, Program Director: Melody Thortis Download schedule HERE

MAC Grants Available

MAC CARES Emergency Grants

The MAC CARES Emergency Grants program was established by the Mississippi Arts Commission in April 2020 as a response to the economic devastation of COVID-19 on the arts sector. The program’s current special funding opportunity provides one-time grants to non-profit arts organizations in Mississippi to provide immediate financial support to these organizations due to the income shortfalls created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants for Individual Artists

Fellowship Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 awarded to artists in Mississippi who are performing at a high standard of artistic merit.  (Fellowships are very competitive). Apply here by March 1, 2021.

Individual Project Grants (NEW!): Grants of $2,000 provide funding to support ideas and projects organized by or for individual artists in Mississippi. Apply here by March 1, 2021.

Folk Arts Apprenticeship: Grants up to $2,000 to support both master artist and apprentice with the goal of  ensuring the survival of traditional art forms found throughout Mississippi. Apply here by March 1, 2021.

Minigrants of up to $500 (reimburseable) are available to individual artists twice annually (June 1 and November 1) Eligible uses for the Minigrants for Individuals include: travel and registration for workshops or conferences, promotional materials or artistic supplies. Apply by June 1, 2020 POSTPONED or November 2, 2020. 

APPLY NOW: GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Other Supporting Programs for Individual Artists:

The Artist Roster is a listing of artists who are available for performances, workshops and other programs in communities. Apply here by March 1, 2021.

The Teaching Artist Roster is a listing of professional artists, specialists and education professionals who are available to work with educators and administrators to develop strategies for using arts in K-12 classrooms. Apply here by March 1, 2021

While the Roster programs are not connected to a financial award, Organizations are encouraged to apply for Minigrants to hire those listed on the Artist Roster and Teaching Artist Roster

APPLY NOW: ROSTER PROGRAMS

Grants for Organizations

Project Grants of up to $5,000 help fund a broad range of arts projects and arts components of larger projects in Mississippi communities. Eligible organizations include: 501(c)3 nonprofits, municipalities or other units of government such as schools and libraries. Apply here by March 1, 2021.

Operating Grants are specifically available for arts focused institutions as operating support to assist these core organizations maintain their financial stability, build their organizational capacity, improve their artist programs, and broaden their programs throughout the community. Eligible organizations should have the arts as the primary focus and mission. Apply here by March 1, 2021

Minigrants up to $1,000 are available to organizations twice annually  (June 1 and November 1) Eligible uses for the Minigrants for Organizations include: professional development for staff (attending a workshop/conference or hiring a consultant) or hiring a MAC Roster Artist as a part of an organization project or initiative.  Apply by June 1, 2020 POSTPONED or November 2, 2020

APPLY NOW: GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Still not sure which MAC grant is the best fit for you? Watch the video above or use the Grant Decision Tree below to help you find the right source of funding for your needs.