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Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits and Agencies for
Arts Curriculum Development and Performances

GrantWatch ID#: 172945
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Mississippi Arts Commission

11/01/16 Postmarked

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Grants ranging from $200 to $1,000 to Mississippi nonprofits, municipal agencies, and IHEs for arts performances or workshops, arts curriculum development, and conference attendance. First-time applicants should contact a staff member to determine project eligibility. Projects related to arts education, the arts industry, arts in community development, and folk and traditional arts will be funded.

Organizations may not apply to present the same artist or consultant in consecutive years.

Funds are provided for the following:

- Presenting Artists: Minigrants can pay for up to half of the total fee of a performance, workshop, or other presentation by a member (or members) of MAC's Artist Roster or another adjudicated roster program, such as the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi or a program managed by another state or regional arts agency. Organizations may not request Minigrant funding for the same Roster Artist in consecutive years.

- Organizational or Curriculum Development: Minigrants can support up to half of the total fee of a consultant providing assistance with organizational or curriculum development. This type of project should be a short-term consultancy that is focused on overall organizational development (such as board training, long-range planning, or creating a long-term fundraising plan) or curriculum development in a K-12 school. It cannot be used to support artistic or programmatic work.

- Conference Support: Minigrants can support up to half of the total cost for an organization to send staff or board members to a professional conference or workshop that directly relates to the organization’s work. Allowable expenses include the conference registration and travel to and from the event.

$200 - $1,000

Organizations that can apply for a Minigrant must:
- Be based in Mississippi
- Be incorporated in Mississippi as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization OR
- Be a unit of local government, such as a school, library, or another county or municipal agency. Units of local government may be required to provide documentation of their status as a governmental agency.

All organizations applying to MAC (including schools) must provide their Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number on the application. Go to to apply for a number or check to see if your organization has a number.

Applications must be submitted through eGRANT, postal mail, or delivered by hand to MAC’s office by the due date. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted. Applicants are notified whether their application was funded 30 days after the deadline.

Please submit Minigrant applications no earlier than 30 days prior to the June or November deadlines. Applications received prior to these dates will be returned.

Minigrants require a dollar-for-dollar cash match.

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

Arts Education
Charlotte Smelser

Arts Industry
Turry Flucker

Arts-Based Community Development
Connie Souto Learman

Folk & Traditional Arts
Jennifer Jameson

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

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