On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission hosted the 2023 Arts Day at the Capitol. MAC, partner agencies, arts advocacy groups, and grantees visited the Capitol to share the importance of the arts with state-wide leaders.
This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, we have a show from our archive featuring David J. Dennis Sr., and David J. Dennis Jr. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. The show is also available on major podcasting platforms.
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 Holiday Edition of the Mississippi Arts Hour returns this year with holiday music by Mississippi musicians. Don’t miss this holiday tradition airing on Sunday, December 25, at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio, or subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app.
In advance of the agency’s annual grant round, which opens Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission will host a series of presentations to assist grant applicants. The deadline to apply for MAC grants is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Maria talks with Dr. J. Janice Coleman, an accomplished quilter and English professor at Alcorn State University.
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 is pleased to announce the recipients of the Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) grant. This funding opportunity supports the much-needed repair, renovation, expansion, or construction of Mississippi facilities that serve as sites for year-round arts programming in their communities. The Mississippi Legislature approved $3 million for the BFA program for FY2023.
Mississippi Whole Schools had the opportunity to gather and learn at this year’s 2022 Leadership Retreat at The MAX Museum of Art, Entertainment, and History in Meridian, MS.
Stark Young will join 13 other Mississippi writer’s to have a marker on the Mississippi Writer’s Trail! The marker will be dedicated in Como, MS, on November 12, at 10 a.m. 104 Main Street, Como, MS.