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 direct outreach to locations in those counties to help facilitate arts programming and/or funding. 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.

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
  • Clarke
  • Itawamba 
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Tishomingo
  • Winston

For more information on MAC’s Underserved Initiative, contact Kristen Brandt, Arts Industry Director.