Every five years, MAC reviews its mission, guiding principles, and goals. The agency is currently working under a strategic plan put into place in 2023.

Agency Mission

Foster creativity that enhances the quality of life in Mississippi communities through statewide investment in the arts

Agency Vision

Mississippi’s cultural and artistic excellence forms the foundation of a creative & prosperous future.

Core Values

  • Public funding of the arts
  • Objectivity and clarity
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism


For the current strategic plan (2023-2027), MAC identified the following goals that organize their work:

Goal 1

Provide grants and other meaningful resources to nurture an environment in which the arts flourish.

Goal 2

Celebrate excellence in the arts while empowering communities to tell their own stories.

Goal 3

Maximize support and capacity for MAC’s programs and initiatives.

Goal 4

Advocate for the Arts through collaboration at the state, regional, and federal levels.

Review the full 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

Review the full 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.