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Overview

The Commission offers a wide range of grant opportunities and services through its four program areas. Consult the goals listed below for each program and apply to the one whose goal most closely matches the purpose of your project or of your organization.

MAC's Director of Grants - Diane Williams

601/359-6529 or dwilliams@arts.ms.gov

Community & Economic Development

Supports Mississippi community development through expanding access to the arts and promoting the use of them to address community needs.

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Programs Available

  • Minigrants
  • Project Grants
  • Operating Grants
  • Core Arts Initiative

Arts Industry

Develops the arts industry in Mississippi by assisting arts organizations, artists and the network of arts providers across the state.

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Programs Available

  • Minigrants
  • Project Grants
  • Operating Grants
  • Challenge Initiative
  • Artist Roster
  • Visual, Crafts, Literary, Media and Performing Artist
  • Fellowships

Arts in Education

Strengthens education in and through the arts by promoting sequential, comprehensive arts education in grades K–12 for all Mississippi students.

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Programs Available

  • Minigrants
  • Project Grants
  • Operating Grants
  • Arts in the Classroom
  • Whole Schools Initiative
  • Arts Education Demonstrator Roster

Whole Schools Initiative

The Whole Schools Initiative expands regular classroom instruction to include the arts and promotes collaborations between arts and classroom teachers to create arts infused instruction. Currently, Mississippi has 23 schools (more than 15% of all school districts) participating in this model of school reform.

Folk & Traditional Arts

Increases knowledge of and pride in Mississippi’s artistic and cultural traditions by expanding access to and awareness of the state’s folk and traditional art forms.

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Programs Available

  • Minigrants
  • Project Grants
  • Operating Grants
  • Folk Art Fellowships
  • Folk Art Apprenticeships

Building Fund for the Arts

The BFA program, funded through general obligation bonds, is designed to give the arts a stronger presence within Mississippi’s communities. BFA monies are used for the renovation, repair, expansion and enhancement of cultural facilities.

View the BFA guidelines »

Special Note for Individual Artists

The following programs are available for individual artists:

Arts Industry
Visual, Crafts, Media and Performing Arts Fellowships, Artist Roster
Arts Education
Teaching Artist Roster
Folk & Traditional Arts
Folk Art Fellowships, Folk Art Apprenticeships