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2014

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April

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2013

November

October

September

August

July

May

  • Nominations being sought for 2014 Governor's Arts Awards   Read Story
  • MAC Launches new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum Read Story
  • Innovative Partnership Provides Professional Training for Teachers  Read Story
  • MAC Announces Minigrant Application Deadline Read Story

April

  • MAC to hold annual grant panels  Read Story
  • Lawndale Elementary Students makes special presentation at the Capitol  Read Story
  • South Jones High School Student Makes Special Presentation at the State Capitol  Read Story
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School Students Make Special Presentation at the State Capitol  Read Story

March

  • Starkville student wins Poetry Out Loud Mississippi Finals  Read Story

 

2012

December

October

  • MAC Announces Recipients of 2013 Governor's Arts Awards  Read Story

August

  • U.S. Poet Laureate to visit Jackson State University     Read Story
  • MAC Announces 2012-2013 Poetry Out Loud Contest    Read Story

July

  • White Named Chairman of Mississippi Blues Commission   Read Story
  • MAC Announces FY2013 Grant Recipients Read Story

June

May

  • Mississippi's Poetry Out Loud Champion wins National Finals   Read Story

April

  • Mississippi Arts Commission to Host Annual Grant Panels  Read Story
  • Nominations being sought for 2013 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  Read Story
  • Mason Elementary Students Make a Special Presentation at the State Capitol   Read Story
  • Quitman Upper Elementary makes special presentation at the State Capitol   Read Story

March

  • Mississippi Arts Commission presents Poetry Out Loud State Finals  Read Story
  • Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum Project Taking Shape 

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February

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Plans Additional Town Hall Meetings   Read Story
  • Louisville Native Receives Excellence in Music Award

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  • Hattiesburg Resident Receives Arts in Education Award Read Story
  • McCarty Pottery Receives Excellence in Visual Arts Award Read Story

January

  • MAC to Host a Series of Grant Writing Workshops  Read Story

  • MAC presents "Back Stage Pass" for Festival and Event Planners Read Story
  • MAC to host 2012 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  Read Story
  • Mississippi's Poet Laureate Named Read Story

 

2011

December

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Director Honored   Read Story

October

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Welcomes New Chairman and Commissioners  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Recipients of 2012 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Minigrant Application Deadline   Read Story

September

  • Nominations now being accepted for Mississippi's Poet Laureate  Read Story

August

  • Mississippi Creative Economy Study Unveiled at Summit in Jackson   Read Story

July

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces FY2012 Grant Recipients Read Story
  • MAC's Whole Schools Summer Institute - "Creativity at Work"   Read Story
  • MAC Welcomes new Whole Schools Initiative Director   Read Story
  • MAC receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant     Read Story

June

  • "Mississippi Arts Hour" Radio Show Celebrates Five Years on the Air   Read Story

May

  • Blues Artist Ben Payton to Represent Mississippi at Homegrown Concert in D.C.  Read Story
  • Nominations being sought for 2012 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story 
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Minigrant Application Deadline   Read Story

March

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Grant Review Panels for Spring 2011  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host "Day at the Capitol" Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission presents Poetry Out Loud State Finals  Read Story

February

  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host 2011 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story

2010

December

  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host a Series of Grant Writing Workshops for Mississippi Artists and Arts Organizations   Read Story

October

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Grants Supporting Renovations of Arts Facilities  Read Story

September

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Minigrant Application Deadline   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2011 Recipients of Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission and Carnegie Hall Announce Expansion of Communities Link-Up! Program   Read Story

August

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2010-2011 Poetry Out Loud program  Read Story

July

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces FY2011 Grants  Read Story

June

  • 2010 Whole Schools Summer Institute - "Bringing Heritage Home"  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces FY2011 Grants  Read Story

May

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Minigrant Application Deadline   Read Story
  • Nominations being sought for 2011 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts    Read Story
  • Communities LinkUp! concert tomorrow in Bennett Auditorium at USM    Read Story

March

  • Mississippi Arts Commission presents Poetry Out Loud State Finals Read Story
  • Recipients Honored During Recent Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  Read Story
  • Rosa Scott High School Student Wins Poetry Out Loud State Finals    Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces latest round of Building Fund for the Arts Grants  Read Story

February

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Grant Application Deadline Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence for in the Arts Read Story
  • Organizations Partner to Host the Mississippi Writers Roundtable Read Story

January

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Hosts Artist Seminar Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Partners with Mississippi Development Authority to Offer Festival Coordinators Workshop Read Story

2009

December

  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host a Series of Grantwriting Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations Read Story

November

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Recipients of 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts Read Story

October

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Recipients of Arts Reinvestment Initiative Grants Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to Host Statewide Conference on the Arts Read Story

September

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2009-2010 Poetry Out Loud Program Read Story
  • Endangered Folk Art Environment Preservation Initiative Read Story

August

  • Mississippi Arts Commission and Carnegie Hall Announce Expansion of Communities LinkUp! Program  Read Story

July

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Welcomes Visionary Leader, Bill Strickland, as Keynote Speaker at Whole Schools Summer Institute  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces FY 2010 grants  Read Story

June

  • Eleventh Annual Whole Schools Summer Institute Focuses on "Painting the Big Picture"  Read Story

May

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Arts Reinvestment Initiative  Read Story
  • Nominations being sought for 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  Read Story

April

  • Perkinston Elementary School Presents Great Seal to Lt. Governor Phil Bryant    Read Story
  • Nicholson Elementary School Presents Great Seal to Governor Haley Barbour    Read Story

March

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Presents Poetry Out Loud State Finals   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Partners with MSU Riley Center to Host the Mississippi Arts Presenters Network Statewide Gathering   Read Story
  • Student from Water Valley High School Wins Poetry Out Loud State Finals   Read Story
  • Doss Family Singers Perform at the Mississippi State Capitol   Read Story
  • Sacred Heart High School Student Makes Special Presentation at the State Capitol   Read Story
  • The Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Whole Schools Initiative Model Sites   Read Story

February

  • Mississippi Arts Commission to Host 2009 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Grant Application Deadline  Read Story

January

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Partners with Mississippi Development Authority to Offer Training Workshops for Festival Coordinators   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to host a Series of Grant Writing Workshops for Mississippi Artists and Arts Organizations  Read Story

2008

November

  • Online Visual Arts Resource Now Available  Read Story
  • Traveling Exhibit Offers Lesson in Visual Arts Read Story

October

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Invites Teachers to Training Workshop for Poetry Out Loud Program   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2009 Recipients for Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Minigrant Application Deadline    Read Story

September

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Welcomes New Board Chairman  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2008-2009 Poetry Out Loud Program   Read Story

August

  • Mississippi Arts Commission's Arts-Based Radio Program now on MPB Music Radio  Read Story

July

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Second American Masterpieces Series Read Story

June

  • "Celebrating Our Creative Spirit" to be focus of the Tenth Annual Whole Schools Summer Institute Read Story
  • Walton Selected to Serve on Board of Southern Arts Federation Read Story

May

  • Nominations being sought for 2009 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts Read Story

April

  • Copiah County receives Building Fund for the Arts Grant Read Story
  • Tupelo Community Theatre receives Building Fund for the Arts Grant Read Story
  • City of Booneville receives Building Fund for the Arts Grant Read Story
  • Bay St. Louis Little Theatre receives Building Fund for the Arts Grant Read Story
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus, receives Building Fund for Arts Grant Read Story

March

  • Student from Washington School in Greenville Wins Poetry Out Loud State Finals Read Story

February

  • MAC Announces Poetry Out Loud State Finals Read Story

January

  • MAC partners with Mississippi Division of Tourism to offer training workshop for festival coordinators Read Story
  • MAC Announces Recipients of 2008 Governor's Awards For Excellence in the Arts Read Story
  • MAC Announces Parnership to Celebrate the Life and Work of Mississippi Writer, Richard Wright  Read Story

2007

October

  • MAC Offers Artist Training Opportunity Across the State Read Story
  • MAC Welcomes Southern Arts Federation Read Story
  • MAC Grant Provides Funds for Arts "Bricks and Mortar" Read Story

September

  • MAC Announces Concerts Celebrating American Master Composer, William Grant Still Read Story

August

  • Bay/Waveland Middle School Steps into Good Health Through the Mississippi Arts Commission Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2007-2008 Poetry Out Loud Program Read Story

July

  • Acclaimed Harvard Medical School Psychiatrist to Teach at Whole Schools Summer Insititute  Read Story

June

  • Creative Community Recognized as Small Business Read Story
  • "Element of Courage" to be Focus of Whole Schools Summer Institute Read Story

May

  • Mississippi Arts Commission welcomes one of America's most celebrated teachers as featured instructor at Whole Schools Summer Institute Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces Minigrant Deadline Read Story

March

  • Mississippi Arts Commission awards $18 million through Building Fund for the Arts program Read Story
  • Ridgeland High School Student Wins Poetry Out Loud State Finals Read Story
  • Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest Attracts Students from Across the State Read Story

February

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Radio Show now available as a Podcast Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2007 Poetry Out Loud Competition Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to hold "Town Hall" meetings in Louisville, Cleveland and Oxford Read Story

January

  • Mississippi Arts Commission and Tourism Department Offer Training Workshops for Festival Coordinators  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2007 Recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission to hold Town Meetings Read Story

2006

November

  • Jill Conner Browne featured speaker at Gulf Coast Cultural Charrette.  Read Story
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Co-Sponsors Gulf Coast Cultural Charrette.  Read Story

October

  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces All Write! Initiative.  Read Story

September

  • Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Building Fund for the Arts.  Read Story

August

  • National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Dana Gioia to visit Mississippi.
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  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces 2007 Poetry Out Loud Competition.
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  • Key Community Grant through the Mississippi Arts Commission assists the town of Okolona.
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July

  • Mississippi Arts Commission announces partnership in Gulf Coast Business Recovery Program.
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  • Southern Arts Federation and Mississippi Arts Commission extend deadline for application for emergency relief funds.
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  • Warhol Foundation Doubles Recovery Fund to Assist Mississippi Gulf Coast Artists and Craftsmen.
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June

  • The "Winds of Change" bring new and engaging programs to the Whole Schools Insititute.
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  • MAC to host grant writing workshop for Gulf Coast Artists and Arts Organizations.
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May

  • Southern Arts Federation and the Mississippi Arts Commission to provide emergency relief funds to Gulf Coast oganizations.
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  • Mississippi Bluesman to Perform in Washington, D.C.
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  • Mississippi Arts Commission Produces Weekly Radio Show.
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  • Mississippi Arts Commission Model Whole Schools Receive Recognition
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April

  • Minigrant Deadline June 1, 2006
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  • Creative Writing in Retirement
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  • Mississippi Arts Commission receives Warhol Foundation Grant to assist Gulf Coast Visual Artists
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  • Winner of Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest Announced
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March

January

  • 2006 Recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts Announced
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