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For Immediate Release

Contact: Melia Dicker, Communications Director ( / 601-359-6546)

MAC Grant Applications for Artists and Organizations Open Feb. 6

Antoinette Badenhorst, a ceramic artist based in Saltillo, throws a porcelain bowl. Badenhorst is listed on MAC's juried Mississippi Artist Roster.

JACKSON, MISS. – Jan. 26, 2017 – The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is pleased to announce that the agency's annual grant applications for organizations and individual artists will be available Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2017. The postmark deadline will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017. MAC awards grants that support a wide range of arts activities, from fellowships and folk art apprenticeship grants for professional artists, to operating and project grants for activities produced by communities, schools, cultural, municipal and other nonprofit organizations.

The agency's website,, offers detailed information on each of the grant categories, as well as a list of current grantees. Complete guidelines and application forms are available for review, but will be updated and downloadable after February 6. Applicants may hand-deliver applications or apply online through the eGRANT system.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact MAC staff to discuss their project before submitting an application. MAC can be reached at (601) 359-6030.

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 of Greater Jackson and other private sources. For more information, visit

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