Learn about they types of funding available from MAC by watching the above video.

Spring 2019 Panel Schedule

Thursday, April 18     Filmmakers Fellowships

Friday, April 19     Literary Fellowships

Monday, April 22     Performing Artist – Fellowships / Performing Artist – Roster

Tuesday, April 23     Visual Artist – Fellowships / Visual Artist – Roster

Thursday, April 25     Arts Industry – Project Grants

Friday, April 26     Community Development – Project Grants

Tuesday, April 30     Arts Industry – Operating Grants

Wednesday, May 1     Folk Artist Fellowships (MORNING) / Community Development Operating Grants (AFTERNOON)

Thursday, May 2     Folk Artist Roster / Folk Artist Apprenticeship

Friday, May 3     Folk Arts – Operating Grants / Folk Arts – Project Grants

Monday, May 6     Arts Education – Project Grants / Teaching Artist Roster

Tuesday, May 7     Arts Education – Arts in the Classroom / Whole Schools / Model Whole Schools

If you have questions about these panels, please contact MAC Staff listed below:

For questions about Arts Industry Project Grants, Operating Grants, Performing Arts Fellowships and Performing Arts Roster Artists, contact Sondra Lee Bell at 601-359-6075.

For questions about Community Development Project Grants, Operating Grants, Visual Arts Fellowships and Visual Arts Roster Artists, contact Melody Moody Thortis at 601-359-6035.

For questions about Folk Arts Project Grants, Operating Grants, Folk Arts Apprenticeships, Folk Arts Fellowships, Folk Arts Roster Artist and Filmmakers Fellowships, contact Maria Zeringue at 601-359-6034.

For questions about Arts Education Project Grants, Teaching Artist Roster and Arts in the Classroom, Whole Schools, and Model Schools, contact Charlotte Smelser at 601-359-6037.

For questions about Literary Fellowships, contact Kristen Brandt at 601-359-6030.

MAC Grants Available

MAC Minigrants are available to organizations and individuals for the purposes of professional development, promotional efforts, and/or hiring a MAC Roster Artist.

Apply by: June 1 & November 1


Grants for Artists

The Artist Fellowship Program provides grants to individual artists to support professional development or the creation of new work.

The Artist Roster and Teaching Artist Roster is a listing of artists and arts education professionals who are available for performances, workshops, residencies and other programs.

Learn how to apply to the Artist Roster

Learn how to apply to the Teaching Artist Roster

Apply by: March 1


Grants for Organizations

Project Grants help fund a broad range of arts projects and arts components of larger projects in Mississippi communities.

Operating Grants aim to help nonprofit arts organizations maintain financial stability, build organizational capacity, improve artist programs, and distribute their programs throughout the community.

Apply by: March 1


Grants for Folk and Traditional Arts

The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program helps to ensure the survival of community-based traditional art forms found throughout the state.

Apply by: March 1


Other funding opportunities for organizations are available sporadically. Read the “Special Initiatives” section under Grants for Organizations to learn more.



Still not sure which MAC grant is the best fit for you? Use the Grant Decision Tree below to help you find a source of funding that fits your needs.