In a historic collaborative visit, the National Endowment for the Arts Chair, Maria Rosario Jackson, Ph.D., and the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair, Shelly Lowe, visited the metro-Jackson area earlier this month. The cross-sector visit allowed national, regional, state, and local leaders from the arts and humanities worlds, including General Nolen Bivens, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to meet and experience the incredible work happening in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is investing over $1.75 million through grants in more than 337 organizations, schools, and individual artists across the state for the fiscal year 2024. The agency received an increase in funding, which allowed the funding of more grants for the new fiscal year.
This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie talks with Tupelo native and arts administrator Melanie Deas. Tune in to hear their conversation on Sunday, June 18, at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. You can also listen through your favorite podcast app.
David’s latest travel log features his journey through the Mississippi Delta! Find out about the amazing places he visited and the people he visited in Clarksdale, Cleveland, Indianola, Greenwood, and Lexington.
This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Maria Zeringue talks with writer, filmmaker, and mentor Maximus Wright. Tune in to hear their conversation this Sunday, May 28, at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. You can also listen through your favorite podcast app.
This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, David talks with the electric Laurel legend George Bassi. Tune in to hear their conversation this Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. You can also listen on your favorite podcasting app.
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Board of Commissioners has named David Lewis of Jackson as the new executive director of the state arts agency following a national search. Lewis will begin his tenure with the agency on January 18, 2023.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards. Now in its 35th year, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines, arts-based community development, and/or arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards, which underscore the important relationship between government and the arts, will be presented in partnership with the Office of Governor Tate Reeves.
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is pleased to announce a new look for Mississippi’s official grant-making and service agency for the arts.
Earlier this week, I announced that I would be stepping down from my position as executive director of MAC. I’ve accepted a position as the Director of Development for the Blanton Museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Larry Morrisey will be taking on the role of interim executive director until the role is filled. The board has already started the search for the next Executive Director.