MAC Mini-grants Available, Apply by June 1

JACKSON, MISS. – May 10, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Mini-grant program, which is offered several times a year to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts activities around the state. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In 2020, the agency expanded possible uses for Mini-grant funds to better to respond to the changing needs of artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible individual artists and organizations may apply for up to $500 and $1,000, respectively. Professional-level artists may apply through the Artist Mini-grant program for up to $500 to create digital portfolios or gallery tours, host virtual demonstrations, support promotion and marketing efforts, pursue eligible professional development or purchase art supplies.

Mini-grants for organizations are designed to meet a wide variety of needs in Mississippi communities, schools and arts organizations, and they stimulate arts projects in rural and underserved communities. Non-profit organizations or local government entities may apply for up to $1,000 to hire MAC roster artists, create online workshops, host virtual gatherings or pursue other eligible organizational professional development.

Complete grant guidelines are available at Please contact MAC at (601) 359-6030 if you have any questions.

Contact:  Anna Ehrgott | Communications Director | | (601) 359-6546