The Mississippi Arts Commission will begin accepting applications Monday, May 1, 2017, for the agency’s Minigrant program. The application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017. 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 October 2017, with a deadline of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.
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, hire a consultant or support professional development efforts for an arts organization. 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.
Complete grant guidelines and application forms are available on MAC’s website at www.arts.ms.gov 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.