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MAC to host annual grant review panels


Jackson, Miss—The Mississippi Arts Commission will host its annual grant panels April 15-17 and 20-24 in Jackson.  Open to the public, the panels will begin between 8:30am and 9:00am each day at the Commission’s office on the 11th floor or in Room 145 on the first floor of the Woolfolk State Office Building at 501 North West Street. Panelists will meet to evaluate applications from individual artists and arts organizations based on the criteria listed in each of the Commission’s program areas.


The Commission will notify applicants of their funding and approval decisions via email by July 1, 2015.  After that time, grantees can request a copy of their panel comments.


For more information about grants panels, contact MAC’s Director of Grants, Diane Williams, at  A detailed schedule will be available on the agency’s website at


The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, 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. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.



2015 Panel Schedule


Wednesday, April 15                  Project Grants – Arts Education

                                                 Teaching Artist Roster – Arts Education


Thursday, April 16                     Performing/Visual/Media – Artist Roster

                                               Performing Artist – Fellowships                           

Friday, April 17                         Visual Artist – Fellowships


Monday, April 20                      Operating Grants – Arts Industry


Tuesday, April 21                     Operating/Project Grants – Community

                                              Project Grants – Arts Industry


Wednesday, April 22                 Literary – Fellowships

                                               Literary – Artist Roster    


Thursday, April 23                     Folk and Traditional Arts

                                                Apprenticeship Grants                                                Fellowship - Performing                                                  Mississippi Artist Roster


Friday, April 24                        Folk and Traditional Arts

                                                        Operating and Project Grants              

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