Mississippi Arts Commission to host Grantwriting Workshops

Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will host MAC 101, a presentation on the agency’s grant programs, at multiple sites around the state.  These workshops target Mississippi based artists and arts organizations.

At each session, MAC staff will present an overview of the agency’s grant programs and other services. This year, there will be sessions focused on organizations, individual artists, and specific aspect of the grant applications. This will be followed by a discussion on how to prepare an application for the agency’s upcoming annual grant deadline on March 1st.  First-time applicants are especially encouraged to attend.

These presentations are free and open to the public and registration is not required.  All questions about the sessions, locations, etc., should be directed to Diane Williams, Director of Grants at (601) 359-6529 or dwilliams@arts.ms.gov.  Please do not contact the host sites.

For those who cannot attend one of the presentations in person, the MAC will be offering a conference call version at a later date. To register for the call, please contact Diane Williams, Director of Grants, at (601) 359-6529 or dwilliams@arts.ms.gov.

The schedule is as follows:
Date                                 Time      Venue                     City
Tuesday, January 5   6 pm MSA Brookhaven
Thursday, January 7 6 pm Gulfport Galleria Gulfport
Thursday, January 7 6 pm Columbus Arts Council                                   Columbus
Tuesday, January 11     6 pm      DeSoto Arts Council                                        Hernando
Monday, January 12th     6 pm      Greenville Arts Council                                  Greenville           (REVISED)
Tuesday, January 12th     6 pm      Yalorun Textiles (quilting education)       Water Valley      (REVISED)
Thursday, January 14th   6 pm      Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation  Vicksburg TBD  TBD        TBD
Louisville TBD        TBD                                                                        Tupelo    TBD        TBD