MAC Accepting Grant Applications

The Mississippi Arts Commission is accepting applications for the agency’s annual grants program. Operating and project grants are available for organizations and schools, and fellowships, apprenticeships, artist roster and teaching artist roster applications are available for individual artists. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Grants to organizations fund a broad range of arts projects in Mississippi communities and help nonprofit arts organizations maintain financial stability, build organizational capacity and improve artist programs. Funds are also available to organizations for presenting a roster artist or teaching artist. Grants to individual artists encourage artistic excellence, support the creation of new work, as well as help to ensure the survival of community-based traditional art forms found throughout the state.

Complete grant guidelines and instructions on how to use MAC’s eGRANT system can be found on the agency’s website at www.arts.ms.gov or by calling (601) 359-6030 for more details. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to call and speak with a MAC staff member about their project before submitting an application.

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote arts education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. MAC is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation for Mississippi and other private sources. For more information, visit www.arts.ms.gov

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