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Mississippi Arts Commission to Hold Annual Grant Review Panels

Jackson, Miss—The Mississippi Arts Commission will hold its annual grant application review panels April 3-13th and April 20th in Jackson.


Open to the public, the panels will begin between 8:00 and 9:00am each day at the Commission’s office on the 11th floor of the Woolfolk State Office Building at 501 North West Street. Panelists will meet to evaluate applications from individual artists and arts organizations, scoring them based on the criteria listed in each of the Commission’s program areas.  Applicants may attend the meetings, but are not allowed to engage with the panel members.   



2017 Panel Schedule:

Monday, April 3rd   

Arts Industry – Operating Grants

Tuesday, April 4th 

Literary Artist Roster and Artist Fellowships

Wednesday, April 5th                      

Visual Artist Roster and Fellowships

Monday, April 10th                     

Arts-Based Community & Economic Development - Operating and Project Grants

Tuesday, April 11th  

Performing Artist Roster and Artist Fellowships

Wednesday, April 12th  

Folk and Traditional Arts - Operating and Project Grants

Thursday, April 13th  

Arts Education - Project Grants

Teaching Artist Roster

Thursday, April 20th  

Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Folk and Traditional Artist Roster

Folk Arts Performing Arist Fellowship



Applicants wanting more specific information about the time of their application's review should contact MAC's offices.


MAC will notify applicants about the final funding decisions during the first week of July. After notification, applicants may request a copy of the panel's comments on their application.


For more information about the panels, contact MAC’s Director of Grants, Diane Williams at dwilliams@arts.ms.gov.


The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Phil Hardin Foundation, and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi.

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