JACKSON, MISS. – Applications are now being accepted for the Mississippi Arts Commission’s (MAC) minigrant program. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018. MAC offers two minigrant deadlines each year – June 1 and November 1 to assist with smaller arts projects around the state.
Minigrants for organizations are designed to meet a wide variety of needs in Mississippi communities, schools and arts organizations and to 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 the MAC’s Artist Roster, or they can use the minigrant to hire a consultant, or to support professional development efforts. Minigrants to organizations require a dollar-for-dollar cash match. 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, to attend a professional development workshop, or to purchase art supplies. The grants are awarded to artists as a reimbursable expense.
Complete grant guidelines and application forms are available on MAC’s website at www.arts.ms.gov or by calling (601) 359-6030. First time applicants are strongly encouraged to call and speak with a MAC staff member about their project before submitting an application.