MAC to host grant writing workshop at Bass


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.

The schedule is as follows:

Date                                      Time      Venue                                                                  City

Tuesday, January 5th  6 pm Mississippi School of the Arts  Brookhaven

Thursday, January 7th 6 pm Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts Gulfport

Thursday, January 7th 6 pm Columbus Arts Council Columbus

Monday, January 11th 6 pmDeSoto Arts Council  Hernando

Tuesday, January 12th 6 pm Greenville Arts Council Greenville

Tuesday, January 12th 6 pm Yalorun Textiles (quilting education) Water Valley

Thursday, January 14th 6 pm Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation  Vicksburg

Thursday, January 28th 3:30 pm  Lee-Itawamba Library System  Tupelo

5:30 pm  Lee-Itawamba Library System Tupelo

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

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

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assists artists and arts organizations, promote arts education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage.  For more information, visit

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