Posts Tagged ‘arts’

Watkins buys courthouse, plans arts institute

JACKSON — The James Eastland Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson has been tentatively sold at auction to Watkins Development for $1.45 million. Owner David Watkins, also the lead developer of the Farish Street Entertainment District, tells The Clarion-Ledger he plans to transform the 115,000-square-foot space into a privately funded university-level arts institute. An online auction […] [...]

PRCC breaks ground for performing arts center

by Published: October 12,2011

Tags: arts, education, higher education, performing arts

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College officials broke ground yesterday for the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Performing Arts. More than a decade in the planning, the facility will showcase PRCC’s fine arts programs and provide a venue for performances by local, regional and national groups. Construction on the $10.4-million center is set to […] [...]

City leaders approve funding for Ohr-O’Keefe museum

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 6-1 to support the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Mayor A.J. Holloway said after yesterday’s vote he would not veto the Ohr funding. The Sun Herald reports the council approved paying the minimum insurance on the city-owned buildings, covering half of the monthly utility bill up to $4,500 […] [...]

Museum asks city to pay building expenses

by Published: September 7,2011

Tags: arts, municipal government, museums, tourism, visitors

BILOXI — The fate of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for now rests with the Biloxi City Council. The Sun Herald reports museum representatives asked the city yesterday to pay the expenses of the museum buildings, which Biloxi owns and leases to the museum at no cost. The council unanimously voted to table the request. […] [...]

Buildings to be razed for new arts center

MERIDIAN — Officials in Meridian are getting closer to approving demolition of two old buildings at the site of a planned arts and entertainment center. WTOK reports that the board of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center is to meet the first week in September and is expected to approve demolition of the old Hotel […] [...]

Mayor: No more taxpayer money for museum

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway is making it clear that he does not want to use tax dollars to support the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art. Holloway discussed the issue yesterday morning at his annual “Breakfast with the Mayor.” As he discussed the city budget that he and the City Council are working on, […] [...]

City mulling plan for entertainment district designation

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia could become the fifth city in Mississippi to have a designated Arts and Entertainment District. Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus and Ocean Springs have entertainment districts. The Philadelphia Board of Aldermen has not officially decided to designate an arts and entertainment district within the city, but Mayor James Young says he can’t see many […] [...]

MAC to make BFA applications available

by Published: March 24,2010

Tags: arts, fine arts, state agency

JACKSON — The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) will be accepting applications for its Building Fund for the Arts (BFA) program this June. The program provides funding for the renovation or expansion of arts facilities owned by arts-based non-profits or local governments. BFA is funded through bond funds allocated by the Mississippi Legislature. Since 2001, the […] [...]

Statewide arts conference slated

by Published: October 29,2009

Tags: arts, state agency

JACKSON — The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, will present a statewide conference on the arts Nov. 11-13 in Jackson. The conference, themed "The Creativity Key…Unlock the Possibilities," will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson and will offer attendees networking opportunities as well as breakout sessions, peer […] [...]

MAC offering stimulus-funded grants

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: arts, economic development, recession, stimulus

JACKSON — The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has introduced Arts Reinvestment Initiative (ARI) grants to non-profit organizations statewide to provide support for jobs in the arts that have been lost or are in jeopardy of elimination due to the current national economic downturn. The funding for the initiative comes through the 2009 American Recovery and […] [...]

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