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Mississippi Artists and Teaching Artists Roster

“I was satisfied and tickled too when I opened the envelope from MAC that informed me of being a recipient of a 2010 Artist Fellowship.  This will assist greatly in finishing and promoting my current album project… Thank you so much for your encouragement and insightful assistance during the grant writing process.”

                                           Big Joe Shelton

                                           Blues Musician

                                           Macon, Mississippi


The Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Roster is a listing of artists who have been accepted to the Teaching Artist Roster, the Mississippi Artist Roster or both. Each artist or arts group applied and went through a thorough review by a panel of artists, presenters and educators.

If you are an artist and want to apply, click here.

Download a PDF version of the 2016-2017 Mississippi Teaching and Artist Roster.

If you are unable to download the file, please contact the Mississippi Arts Commission, 601-359-6030, to have a printed version mailed to you.


Teaching Artist Roster

The Teaching Artist Roster features professional artists or arts educators who devote a major portion of their time to practicing, performing or teaching their discipline and to training educators. They demonstrate

  • mastery of an artistic discipline;
  • ability to guide others in practicing and teaching an artistic discipline;
  • leadership and strong communication skills;
  • planning and organizational ability;
  • imagination and resourcefulness; and
  • dependability.

Learn more about how to become a Teaching Artist.  Download a copy of MAC's Teaching Artist Guidebook.


View the Teaching Artist Roster online »

Mississippi Artist Roster

The Mississippi Artist Roster features professional artists who demonstrate

  • mastery of the artistic discipline and quality of work;
  • capacity for demonstrating or interpreting the artistic discipline or tradition;
  • history of successful performances/presentations and touring capability; and
  • quality of promotional materials or ability to develop materials for presenter use.

View the Mississippi Artist Roster online »

To present these artists in your community or school, contact them at the number listed by their name. All artists’ fees are negotiable unless stated otherwise in this document.

To request funds to help pay for the artists’ fees, you may apply for a Minigrant or Project Grant in one of the four program areas: Arts Industry, Arts-Based Community Development, Arts in Education and Mississippi Heritage.

In addition to the artists on this roster, organizations may apply for Minigrants to present artists on the roster of another state or regional arts agency or members of the Craftmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

Generally speaking, the presenting organization will determine the program to which you should apply. For example, a school wishing to present an artist will apply in Arts in Education, whereas a blues festival presenting a musician would apply in Mississippi Heritage.

For more information on the Artist Roster or to request application forms, please call the Mississippi Arts Commission at 601-359-6030.