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Rapid Response Minigrants for Individuals

Grants to Mississippi Professional Artists for
Support Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)

Deadline Date:

07/17/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 to Mississippi professional artists for support due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to address the needs of arts professionals throughout the State. Eligible disciplines include visual arts, fine art crafts, folk and traditional arts, film/media arts, and literary arts.

In order to respond properly to the great need of artists and arts connected organizations in the age of COVID-19, MAC is releasing an expanded version of the current Minigrant program to “rapidly respond” to the needs of the arts field in Mississippi. 

The Rapid Response Minigrant program supports established and emerging professional artists based in Mississippi by providing funds to assist then with professional training, promotional efforts, purchase of expendable supplies, and, in light of COVID-19, to adapt their artistic work in an online setting. 

For more information on eligible projects, see the URL for Full Text, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176273

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You may apply for an Artist Mini grant if you are:
- A professional artist producing work of high artistic quality. Individuals are considered to be professional artists if they:
◦ Earn at least part of their annual income in their artistic work,
◦ Consider their artistic endeavors as a career,
◦ Maintain a high level of artistic quality, and
◦ Make a significant time investment in their artistic disciplines through practice, performance or production
- More than 18 years of age
- Not a full-time student; and
- A permanent, legal resident of Mississippi at the time of application and throughout the grant period. Applicants may be required to show proof of residence (such as driver’s license, proof of domicile, homestead, utility bills).

Priority will be given to those individuals who had to cancel their FY20 MAC grants as well as to individuals with disabilities, veterans, those residing in MAC’s identified underserved counties, and those in extremely rural or high-poverty counties.

MAC cannot fund:
- Expenses incurred before a grant is awarded
- Purchase of permanent equipment such as: musical instruments, computers, non-expendable items (equipment, computer software)
- A presentation by an applicant at a conference or workshop
- Academic research
- Publication
- Contest entry fees
- Study towards an academic or professional degree

Pre-Application Information:

Rapid Response Applications will be accepted beginning on July 6, 2020. Deadline for Submission is 11:59 p.m. on July 17th. Applicants will be notified by late August 2020.

Artists who are applying for the first time are strongly encouraged to consult the resources available on the website such as the Frequently Asked Questions page and to contact a MAC program director to discuss whether or not their project would be eligible for funding before submitting an application.

Rapid Response Minigrants are not reimbursement based and will be paid out to successful grantees upon receipt of their grant contract documents.

FAQs: https://arts.ms.gov/grants/frequently-asked-questions/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=missarts

For questions about the Minigrant program, or to determine if your project is eligible to receive funding, contact one of the following MAC Program Staff members, based on your artistic discipline:

Visual Arts and Fine Art Crafts, Wilburn Smith, 601.359.6030, wsmith@arts.ms.gov

Performing Arts, Leslie Barker, lbarker@arts.ms.gov

Literary Arts, Kristen Brandt, kbrandt@arts.ms.gov

Folk and Traditional & Film/Media Arts, Maria Zeringue, mzeringue@arts.ms.gov

Please note: Due to COVID-19, many of the MAC staff are working remotely. Please send an email inquiry to one of the addresses listed above for a more immediate response.

Mississippi Arts Commission
501 North West Street
Suite 1101A, Woolfolk Building
Jackson, MS 39201

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