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Grants to Mississippi Artists for Marketing Projects,
Art Materials, and Professional Development

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Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)

Deadline Date:

11/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $500 to Mississippi artists for marketing and promotion materials, professional skills development, and art supplies. Funding is intended to support attendance at a professional workshop or conference, for promotional projects such as brochures and CDs, and consumable materials for the purpose of creating new artistic works.

MAC considers the following three components in determining artistic excellence:
- The originality and vision of the work
- The artist’s technical mastery of their discipline
- The technique or process used to create the work

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GrantWatch ID#: 176273

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $500.

Term of Contract:

For the spring grant cycle, projects must take place between July 1 and June 30 of the following year.

For the fall grant cycle, projects must take place between December 1 and June 30 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You may apply for an Artist Minigrant 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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

For the spring grant cycle, applications will be accepted beginning on May 1 and must be submitted and authorized by 5:00 PM on June 1. Applications for the fall grant cycle will be accepted beginning on October 1. To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted and authorized by 5:00 PM on November 1.

Applicants will be notified 30 days after each Minigrant deadline.

Artist Minigrants are reimbursement grants, meaning grantees with approved applications must then complete their project and submit a final report and required documentation to MAC (such as receipts or paid invoices) before the payment are sent.

Artists may receive only one Minigrant per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Individuals who have been awarded an Artist Fellowship are not eligible to receive an Artist Minigrant in the same fiscal year. If grant funds are limited, MAC gives priority to eligible applicants who have not previously received a Minigrant.

Artists who are applying for the first time are strongly encouraged to contact a MAC program director to discuss whether or not their project would be eligible for funding before submitting an application.


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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 questions about the program, contact one of the following MAC Program Staff members, based on your artistic discipline:

Sondra Lee-Bell, Performing Arts

Leslie Barker, Visual Arts and Crafts

Kristen Brandt, Literary Arts

Maria Zeringue, Folk and Traditional and Media Arts

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

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USA: Mississippi