To ensure more equitable access to the arts throughout the state, the Mississippi Arts Commission identifies counties that have not recently received grants or services from MAC and provides arts programming to locations in those counties at no cost. MAC considers these counties “underserved.” The purpose of this special initiative is to provide access to quality arts programming in all 82 Mississippi counties and encourage potential grantees in underserved counties to take advantage of opportunities offered through the agency.

MAC identifies potential partner organizations in each underserved county for MAC program directors to provide direct recruitment and assistance during the grant period. If you represent a school, university, library, chamber of commerce, main street organization, local arts council, community organization, or other nonprofit organization in an underserved county, you can contact MAC for more information about projects which may be eligible for grant support. MAC program directors are also available to come to your community and educate individual artists and non-profit organizations about grants and services available through the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Underserved Counties = 6 years or more since last MAC grant

  • Amite
  • Calhoun
  • Clarke
  • Marion
  • Newton
  • Prentiss
  • Tippah
  • Webster

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information on MAC’s Underserved Initiative, Kristen Brandt at 601.359.6030.