Mississippi Folklife Journal

Mississippi Folklife re-imagines its earlier print publication, first established in 1927 by the Mississippi Folklore Society, as a digital journal featuring original writing and documentary work focused on present-day folk and traditional arts within the state. In an effort to implement social connections between scholars, writers, photographers, presenters, and individual artists of the community, Mississippi Folklife includes articles, interviews, photo essays, and films that are accessible and open to the public. This publication is anchored by three core areas: Music, Custom, and Visual Arts. Those interested in submitting a feature can find submission guidelines here.


Mississippi Folklife and Folk Arts Directory

A statewide directory of traditional artists and folk cultural events found in Mississippi. The Folklife and Folk Arts Directory is part of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s ongoing effort to increase awareness in the state’s traditional arts and culture. Searchable by region or art form, the site features information on the artists and communities we have been active in documenting and providing support for through our programs and services. The original version of this project was funded in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council.


Culinary Arts and Foodways

The Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes the importance of documenting the creativity and artistry of Mississippi food traditions existing throughout the state. From the Delta to the Coast, Mississippi serves up some of the most delicious fare nationwide. See the links below to learn more about the foodways of Mississippi.

Links of Interest

Southern Foodways Alliance
The Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail

Presenting Mississippi’s Traditional Artists

Download a PDF version of Presenting Mississippi’s Traditional Artists here.