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Building Fund for the Arts Grantees

 

Past Grantees

MAC has awarded 133 Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) grants since 2002, totaling $19.2 million. Following is a list of the grantees, from Fiscal Year 2002 (the first year of funding) through Fiscal Year 2011 (the most recent funding year).

As of January 2011, the Mississippi Legislature has not appropriated any new funds for the program.



Fiscal Year 2011 Grantees

(grants were awarded in October 2010)

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre - $283,000
for constructing an addition to the Bay St. Louis Theatre building

Corinth Area Arts Council - $4,940
to continue renovations of the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center

Cottonlandia Museum - Greenwood - $123,500
for the constuction of an addition to the museum

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi - Ridgeland - $247,000
to expand studio space at the Miss. Crafts Center

Delta Arts Alliance - Cleveland - $104,500
for the continued renovation of the Ellis Theatre

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center - Ocean Springs - $36,600
for upgrades to the Mary C O'Keefe Cultural Center

City of Grenada - $100,500
for the continued renovation of the Keeton Arts Center

Greater Jackson Arts Council - $73,000
for renovation at the Arts Center of Mississippi

City of Kosciusko - $133,800
to renovate the Strand Theatre

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Laurel - $247,000
to construct a new gallery

Meridian Little Theatre - $64,600
to renovate the Meridian Little Theatre

New Stage Theatre - Jackson - $166,300
to continue enhancements of New Stage Theatre

City of Pascagoula - $22,200
to renovate the Pascagoula Senior Center into an arts center

Starkville Community Theatre - $42,200
to repair the Starkville Theatre building

Theatre Plus - Port Gibson - $177,400
to complete the renovation of the Blue Barn Theatre

Tougaloo College - Jackson - $134,800
to purchase curatorial equipment for the Thompson Arts Center

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council - Oxford - $93,300
to continue renovation of the Powerhouse Arts Center



Fiscal Year 2008 Grantees

(grants were awarded in March 2008)

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre - $120,000
to renovate the "This Property is Condemned" building for use as a theater

City of Booneville - $15,000
to renovate the former Booneville Hardware building for use as a performing arts center

Brookhaven Little Theatre - $60,000
for renovation of the Haven Theatre

DeSoto Civic Center - Southaven - $10,000
for the continued renovation at the DeSoto Civic Center

Eupora Arts - $60,000
for continuing renovations of the BLY Fine Arts Center

City of Grenada - $121,400
to renovate the historic Masonic Temple to serve as a community arts center

Holmes County Arts Council - Lexington - $30,000
to stabilize deteriorating brickwork and provide additional lighting at the Lexington Arts building

City of Jackson - $125,000
for continued renovation work at Thalia Mara Hall

MS Gulf Coast Community College - Perkinston - $150,000
to construct a community arts education building

City of Olive Branch - $3,600
for planning to determine the feasibility of renovating the old police station as an art center

City of Oxford/Yoknapatawpha Arts Council - $100,000
for continued renovation of the Powerhouse Community Arts Center

Tupelo Community Theatre - $50,000
for continuing renovation work at the Lyric Theatre

Vicksburg Theatre Guild - $10,000
for sound equipment and increased storage capacity in the theatre's building



Fiscal Year 2007 Grantees

(grants were awarded in April 2007)

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre - $172,000
to renovate a facility to serve as a theatre

E.E. Bass Foundation - Greenville - $449,650
for continuted renovation of the E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

Bruce Chamber Of Commerce - $20,000
for renovation of the Bruce Forestry Museum

Corinth Area Arts Council - Corinth - $22,439
to replace theatre seating in the Corinth Coliseum auditorium

Delta Blues Museum - Clarksdale - $215,000
for repairs and the creation of new exhibits

DeSoto Civic Center - Southaven - $18,511
to expand the Civic Center Theatre

Gulfport Main Street Association - $150,000
to renovate a downtown building to serve as an art center

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center - Ocean Springs - $36,000
to complete the Cultural Center's pottery room

Mississippi Children's Museum - Jackson - $300,000
for the design and construction of the museum's Cultural Arts Gallery

Montgomery County Arts Council - Winona - $150,000
to renovate a downtown business space for use as a performing arts center

Newton Historical Cultural Commission - $50,000
to preserve the McElroy-Hoye House for use as an art and cultural center

Pearl River Community College - Poplarville - $350,000
to reconstruct the college's performing arts facility destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

Theatre Plus - Port Gibson - $66,400
for continued renovation of the Red Barn Theatre



Fiscal Year 2006 Grantees

(grants were awarded in August 2005)

Charleston Arts Revitalization Effort - $75,900
for continued renovation of the Charleston Center for the Arts

City of Clarksdale - $9,252
for repairs of the former greyhound bus station for use as an art center

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi - Ridgeland - $312,400
to construct a crafts gallery and exhibition space at the Mississippi Crafts Center

DeSoto Civic Center - Southaven - $146,160
to expand the Civic Center Theatre

Harrisburg Cult. & Social Service Ctr. - Tupelo - $139,175
for continued renovation of the Link Centre

Houston School District - $134,382
to continue renovation of the performing arts auditorium

Lamar County School District - Hattiesburg - $210,000
to build a community-based arts complex on the grounds of Oak Grove Lower Elementary

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center - Ocean Springs - $29,040
to develop a pottery room at the Mary C. O'Keefe Center

Mississippi Children's Museum - Jackson - $64,000
to construct the Mississippi Children's Museum

Mississippi Museum of Art - Jackson - $338,400
for renovation of the Mississippi Arts Pavilion

New Stage Theatre - Jackson - $152,880
to continue renovation of the theatre building

Starkville Community Theatre - $13,000
for continued renovation of the theatre

Theatre Plus - Port Gibson - $80,918
for renovation of a commercial building into a theatre

Tupelo Community Theatre - $136,661
to continue renovation of the theatre

Winona Separate School District - $217,368
to renovate the secondary school auditorium



Fiscal Year 2004 Grantees

(grants were awarded in February 2004)

E.E. Bass Ed. & Development Fndtn. - Greenville - $100,000
for completing the renovation of the E.E. Bass Cultural Center

B. B. King Museum Foundation - Indianola - $300,000
to renovate the former Gilmer Ginnery for use as the B. B. King Museum

City of Biloxi - $24,000
to complete the renovation of the Saenger Theatre

Biloxi Public Schools - $100,000
to renovate the Biloxi Junior High auditorium for use as a performing arts venue

Charleston Arts Revitalization Effort - $50,000
to purchase and renovate the Roland Hardware Building for use as an arts center

Create Foundation - Tupelo - $200,000
to renovate and expand the Amory Regional Museum

Delta Arts Alliance - Cleveland - $100,000
to continue renovation of the Ellis Theatre

Delta Blues Museum - Clarksdale - $200,000
to expand the museum's gallery space

Holly Grove Community Development Corp. - Drew - $50,000
to renovate the Drew Rosenwald School for use as a cultural arts center

Holmes County Arts Council - Lexington - $97,500
to continue renovation of the T & T Building for use as an arts center

Houston School District - $99,900
to expand and renovate the high school auditorium for use as a community performing arts center

Laurel School District - $190,291
to renovate the fine arts facilities of Laurel High School

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Laurel - $144,900
to renovate the Rogers-Green house for use as an arts venue

Meridian Little Theatre - $11,024
to replace the heating and air conditioning at the Meridian Little Theatre

Newhebron Activity Club - $7,875
for architectural work to renovate a cultural activity center

City of Oxford/Yoknapatawpha Arts Council - $100,000
to continue renovation of the Powerhouse Community Arts Center

Pascagoula Garden Club - $3,000
to expand the former L & N Train Depot with a brick patio

Pike County Arts Council - McComb - $37,481
to continue renovation of the State Theatre

Riley Performing Arts Center - Meridian - $400,000
for renovations of the Newberry Building as part of the Riley Education and Performing Arts Complex

Senatobia Municipal School District - $9,600
to restore a 1939 Steinway Parlor Grand Piano

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation - Vicksburg - $21,600
for roof repair on the community cultural center building

Starkville Community Theatre - $8,890
to continue renovating the Starkville Community Theatre

Tougaloo College - Jackson - $100,000
for construction of the Thompson Arts Center building

Tupelo Community Theatre - $59,850
to continue renovation of the Lyric Theatre



Fiscal Year 2003 Grantees

(grants were awarded in March 2003)

City of Biloxi - $182,750
for continued renovation of the Saenger Theatre

Biloxi Little Theatre - $24,150
for renovation of BLT's theater building

Columbus Arts Council - $41,710
for continued renovation of the Rosenzweig Arts Center

Communities in Schools of G'wood Leflore - Greenwood - $271,575
for renovation of the organization's Arts for Success building

Delta Arts Alliance - Cleveland - $306,000
to renovate a historic building into an arts center

Harrisburg Cult. & Social Service Center - Tupelo - $201,070
for renovating the Harrisburg Baptist Church into an arts center

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center - Gulfport - $374,000
to renovate the former gymnasium into a performing arts space

Meridian Little Theatre - Meridian - $33,550
to upgrade lighting and other equipment at the Meridian Little Theatre

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Ctr. - Meridian - $100,000
for planning the proposed Mississippi Arts &Entertainment Center

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads - Port Gibson - $97,313
for continued renovation of MCC's gallery and arts center

New Stage Theatre - Jackson - $146,410
to renovate New Stage's theater building

City of Ocean Springs - $170,000
for continued renovation of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art - Biloxi - $471,674
to expand the facility to include a ceramics studio

Philadelphia-Neshoba Co Arts Council Philadelphia $58,140
to renovate the Ellis Theatre

Picayune School District - $354,914
to renovate an auditorium into a Community Arts Complex

Prentiss County Schools Booneville $53,180
to renovate the arts education building at Thrasher Attendance Center

City of Ripley Ripley $159,875
to renovate the Dixie Theatre

Starkville Community Theatre Starkville $59,120
to renovate the Starkville Community Theatre

Tougaloo College Tougaloo $176,375
for continued renovation of the Brownlee Gymnasium

Tupelo Community Theatre Tupelo $55,465
to continue renovation of the Lyric Theatre

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Vicksburg $31,175
to repair the Vicksburg Little Theatre (Parkside Playhouse)

City of Yazoo City Yazoo City $81,600
to repair Triangle Cultural Center



Fiscal Year 2002 Grantees

(grants were awarded in February 2002)

Aberdeen Elkin Theater Assocation - Aberdeen - $72,000
for the renovation of the Aberdeen Elkin Theatre

Alcorn County Board of Supervisors - Corinth - $42,000
for the renoviation of the Coliseum Theatre

E.E. Bass Foundation - Greenville - $400,000
for the renovation of the E.E. Bass Junior High School into an arts center

City of Biloxi - $400,000
for the renovation of the Saenger Theater

Columbus Arts Council - $285,000
for the continued renovation of the Rosenzweig Arts Center

City of Corinth - $89,000
to renovate the theatre building

Eupora Arts - Eupora - $60,000
to purchase and renovate the JoMac Theatre for use as an arts center

Fondren Renaissance Foundation - Jackson - $320,000
for the renovation of The Cedars for use as an arts facility

City of Fulton - $168,000
for renovating the former Fulton Grammar School for use as an arts center

Greenwood Little Theatre - Greenwood - $65,000
for renovations at the Greenwood Little Theatre

Holmes County Arts Council - Lexington - $250,000
for the renovation of an historic theatre

City of Jackson - $500,000
for renovations of Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson

Madison County Board of Supervisors - Canton - $124,000
for renovations of the Madison County Cultural Center

Meridian Little Theatre - Meridian - $42,000
for renovationg the Meridian Little Theatre

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads - Port Gibson - $90,000
to expand and renovate MCC's gallery and arts center

Miss. Assn for Pres. of Smith Robertson - Jackson - $86,000 for renovations at the Alamo Theater

City of Natchez - $28,630
to renovate the Museum of Afro American History

City of Natchez - $66,369
to renovate the Martin Building

Natchez Little Theatre - $12,000.00
for renovations at the Natchez Little Theatre

City of Ocean Springs - $250,000
to renovate the Ocean Springs High School auditorium

City of Oxford/Yoknapatawpha Arts Council - $300,000
for renovation of the Powerhouse for use as an arts center

Panola Playhouse - Sardis - $30,000
for renovations at the Panola Playhouse

Pike County Arts Council - McComb - $140,000
to renovate the State Theatre

Red Hills Arts Foundation - Louisville - $150,000
for renovating the Strand Theater

Smith Robertson Museum and Cult. Ctr - Jackson - $75,000
for renovations at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

Tougaloo College - Jackson - $400,000
to renovate Brownlee Gymnasium for use as an arts gallery

Tupelo Community Theatre - Tupelo - $54,000
for renovation of the Lyric Theatre

Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Ocean Springs - $400,000
to expand and renovate the Walter Anderson Museum of Art

West Point School District - $500,000
to renovate the Center Stage building

For more information on the program, please contact MAC staff member Larry Morrisey at (601) 359-6036 or morrisey@arts.state.ms.us.