Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)
11/01/19 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $200 to $1,000 to Mississippi nonprofits and units of local government, such as schools, libraries, or county or municipal agencies, for small-scale arts activities. Funding is intended for performances and presentations, assistance with curriculum or organizational development, and sending staff to professional conferences. Program areas include arts industry, folk arts, arts education, and arts-based community development.
There are three types of activities that may be supported through Minigrants:
1. 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, the Poet Laureate 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.
2. 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. The applicant organization must demonstrate through the required attachments that the consultant is qualified to do the work.
3. Conference Support: Minigrants can support up to half of the total cost for an arts organization to send staff or board members to a professional conference or workshop that directly relates to the organization’s work in and through the arts. Allowable expenses include the conference registration and travel to and from the event. The applicant organization must explain how they will benefit from the individual attending the event.
GrantWatch ID#: 181375
Minigrants range from $200 to $1,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions about the Minigrant program or to determine if a project is eligible to receive funding, contact the MAC Program Director who oversees the area most closely tied to your organization’s main goals or the goals of your project:
Leslie Barker, Arts-Based Community Development
Charlotte Smelser, Arts Education
Sondra Lee-Bell, Arts Industry
Maria Zeringue, Folk & Traditional Arts
Mississippi Arts Commission
501 North West Street
Suite 1101A, Woolfolk Building
Jackson, MS 39201