MAC Minigrants Available, Apply before Nov. 1

JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 1, 2018 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Each year, MAC offers two opportunities to apply for a Minigrant to assist with small-scale arts projects around the state. The next opportunity to apply for a Minigrant will be May 2019, with a deadline of June 1, 2019.

Minigrants 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 support a presentation by members of MAC’s Artist Roster. Arts organizations may use the funds to hire a consultant or support professional development efforts. An organization may receive one Minigrant per fiscal year.

Professional-level artists may apply through the Artist Minigrant program for up to $500 to support promotion and marketing efforts, attend a professional development workshop or purchase art supplies.

An organization or artist may receive one Minigrant per fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Complete grant guidelines and criteria are available on MAC’s website at or call 601-359-6030 for more details. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with MAC staff member about their project before submitting an application.

Contact:  Diane Williams | Grants Director | | (601) 359-6529