Andrew Bucci Art Supply Grant Round Now Open

The Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to honor the memory of the late Andrew Bucci, one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. The fund’s purpose is to help Mississippi public, parochial, and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

“Andrew Bucci always credited his early art teachers for recognizing and encouraging his talent, namely Mary Clare Sherwood in Vicksburg and Marie Hull in Jackson,” said Margaret Bucci, Bucci’s niece and manager of his estate. “To cultivate new generations of artists in Mississippi, it’s important to increase access to arts education and make sure teachers have the tools and resources they need to provide enriching learning experiences for students.”

Learn more about the 2022 recipients of the grant here.


Applicants must be an art teacher actively working in any public, parochial, or private school in the state of Mississippi. Funds are administered by fund advisors and the Community Foundation for Mississippi.

Grant awards of up to $500 each will be given to art teachers for the acquisition of art supplies.

Eligible Supplies

Examples of eligible supplies include paper, paint, paintbrushes, pencils, markers, clay and other materials that provide hands-on opportunities for students to create visual artworks using a variety of media. Grant awards are NOT intended to fund: Equipment purchases such as cameras, computers, copiers, kilns, etc., entry fees and dues, field trips and transportation, awards, food, incentives or t-shirts.

Awards will be announced in fall 2024.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a final report documenting how they used the funds and how the grant impacted students alongside photos and/or videos that may be used to promote the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi. All questions regarding this application can be directed to The deadline to apply is July 31, 2024. Support for these grants can be made to the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund here.