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and Schools for Arts and Cultural Programming

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Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)

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03/01/22 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for a broad range of arts activities. Funding is intended for projects relating to arts-based community development, arts education, arts industry, and folk and traditional arts.

Arts Based Community Development Program Goal: Support the Development of Mississippi Communities through the Arts.

Arts Based Community Development looks to improve the social, economic and cultural conditions of Mississippi communities through meaningful, quality arts programming. Whether it is after-school programming targeting at-risk youth, public art refurbishing a blighted downtown area, or a music festival bringing together a diverse audience from the community, successful Arts Based Community Development programming utilizes community-driven planning and the power of the arts to create stronger communities.

Arts Education Program Goal: Strengthen Education in and through the Arts.
Arts Education works to enable students Pre-K through 12th grade to receive a quality education that includes the arts. The program does this by fostering professional development for educators, enabling them to teach the arts more effectively and use the arts as learning tools in teaching non-arts curriculum.
Arts Industry Program Goal: Improve the Capacity and Stability of Mississippi’s Arts Industry.
Arts Industry organizations seek to enrich the lives of their audience through entertainment and through learning about themselves and others by expanding the role the arts plays in the broader social arenas of Mississippi communities. They involve the general public with their services and programs. They reach diverse communities to identify shared values, foster excellence in the arts and provide inspiration to generate a higher quality of life for all citizens by providing inclusive and diverse artistic experiences.
Folk and Traditional Arts Program Goal: To Increase Awareness of Mississippi’s Traditional Arts and Culture.
Folk and Traditional Arts works to increase the awareness of and foster the continuation of the state’s folk and traditional art forms. This is done through the Project Grant Program by encouraging and supporting projects that document or promote Mississippi traditional arts.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179376

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Grants range from $250 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Activities supported by the grant must take place between July 1 of the current year and June 30 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations who apply for a Project Grant must:
- Be based in Mississippi
- Have IRS 501(c)3 non-profit status or
- Be a unit of local government, such as a school, library, or another county or municipal agency. These entities may be required to provide documentation of their status as a governmental agency

Eligible organizations are limited to applying for either a MAC Project or Operating Grant each year.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for a Project Grant.

If grant funds are limited in any fiscal year, priority will be given to new and underserved applicants and in support of accessible programming.

Applications from colleges, universities and other state-level schools are only eligible if they include and benefit the general public. College and university events that are considered a part of regular or extracurricular programs, or whose primary purpose is to offer academic credit, are not eligible for grants. Grants to these types of entities are not a top priority of MAC.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: March 1

Applications will only be accepted beginning on February 1, 2022. To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted and authorized by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2022.

Application Calendar:
March – Project Grant application deadline
April – Review of applications by the grant panel (the specific panel date will be available by late March. Applicants are allowed to attend panels.)
June – MAC Board meets and makes final funding decisions on all applications
July – Applicants are notified whether their application was funded or not. No information on the grants (including whether or not an applicant will be receiving an award or the amount of the award) will be available from MAC prior to this date.

Organizations or individuals who are applying to MAC for the first time are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions and tutorials available on the website and then call MAC offices for assistance in registering and applying in eGRANT. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications are not accepted. Please contact MAC staff if you have questions. Applicants must request a review of their application by contacting MAC staff at least two weeks ahead of the grant deadline if they require assistance.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with MAC Program Staff about the viability of their proposal before submitting an application. Grant awards to organizations, unless otherwise specified in the program guidelines, must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Grantees cannot match MAC funding with other state funds. In-kind contributions cannot be counted as part of a cash match.

Grant awards to organizations, unless otherwise specified in the program guidelines, must be matched dollar-for-dollar.

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

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For more information on applying for a Project Grant, contact the MAC Program Director who oversees the area most closely tied to your organization’s main goals:

Arts-Based Community Development:
Leslie Barker

Arts Education:
Charlotte Smelser

Arts Industry:
Kristen Brandt

Folk & Traditional Arts:
Maria Zeringue

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

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