Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)
03/08/21 11:59 PM
Grants to Mississippi nonprofit organizations and community arts agencies for organizational support. Funding is intended to help enable these organizations to improve and expand their programming and increase their operational capacities. Funding may be used for a broad range of general operating expenses in the program areas of folk and traditional arts, arts industry, and arts based community development.
Operating Grants are specifically available for arts focused institutions as these organizations are crucial partners with MAC in providing increased access to the arts in Mississippi. Operating grants serve as a way to assist these core organizations maintain their financial stability, build their organizational capacity, improve their artist programs, and broaden their programs throughout the community. Eligible organizations should have the arts as their primary focus and mission.
For further information about each of the eligible program areas, see the URL for Full Text below.
Operating Grants can support a wide range of expenses. Funds can be used by arts focused organizations to support any of their general operating expenses, including salaries, marketing, rent, insurance, or artistic fees.
GrantWatch ID#: 163595
The amount an organization is eligible to apply for is based on its previous year’s total income:
- Volunteer-run organizations: 25% of last completed fiscal year’s income, not to exceed $7,500.
- Staffed organization with an annual budget of at least $30,000: 25% of the last completed fiscal year’s income, not to exceed $20,000.
- Staffed organization with an annual budget of more than $250,000: up to 10% of the actual cash revenue for operating expenses of the last completed fiscal year, not to exceed $30,000.
Statewide arts service organizations that have missions compatible with one of MAC’s four program areas may apply for up to $15,000 through the Operating Grant program.
MAC allows veteran Operating grantees to apply for two-year Operating Grants. This is open to Organizations who score high during their two year panel and have successfully previously completed a one-year MAC Operating Grant. Grant review panels must make a recommendation for two-year funding and this recommendation must also be approved by MAC’s Commissioners. Two-year Operating Grant funds are given on a year-to-year basis.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=missarts
For more information on applying for an Operating 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, 601.359.6529, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts Education, Charlotte Smelser, 601.359.6037, email@example.com
- Arts Industry, Kristen Brandt, 601.359.6075, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Folk & Traditional Arts, Maria Zeringue, 601.359.6034, email@example.com
Mississippi Arts Commission
501 North West Street
Suite 1101A Woolfolk Building
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
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