Each year MAC plans and implements an outstanding list of special projects and initiatives. From the high school recitation competition, Poetry Out Loud, to the online resources the agency provides, MAC strives to bring the arts to all residents of Mississippi.

Education Initiatives

Learn more about our education initiatives

Culinary Arts And Foodways

From grits to gravy, the Mississippi Arts Commission actively supports the notion that food is art. This state’s culinary heritage exemplifies the creative process that is so engrained in our culture, and helps communities gather together at a common table. From the hill country to the costal plains, the Mississippi Arts Commission strives to be the hot sauce in the artistic gumbo that is so abundant here in Mississippi.

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Visual Arts Directory

The Mississippi Visual Arts Directory provides a regularly updated resource on the visual arts across Mississippi. Included is information on visual artists, craftsmen, galleries, museums, and cultural centers.

Find out more about the Visual Arts Directory

Governor’s Arts Awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards is presented annually by the Mississippi Arts Commission and Governor’s Office to recognize those whose work in the arts has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the cultural life of Mississippi.

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Day At The Capitol

Each year, the Mississippi Arts Commission visits the capitol to thank the Legislature for its support, and to keep everyone in office abreast of arts events, activities and programs around the state.

Learn more about Day at the Capitol

MS Folklife & Folk Arts Directory

The Folklife website is part of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s ongoing effort to increase awareness in the state’s traditional arts and culture.

Learn more about the MS Folklife and Folk Arts Directory