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MAC to make BFA applications available

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 program has provided funding for ...

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Statewide arts conference slated

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 group meetings and keynote speakers. ...

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MAC offering stimulus-funded grants

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 Reinvestment Act and is being ...

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Carnegie, MAC 'LinkUP!'

JACKSON — Through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) Communities LinkUP! Program, the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is partnering with Mississippi’s symphony orchestras to bring students an opportunity to study orchestral music and to perform with the orchestra. The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra are currently participating in ...

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MAC presents $1.5M in grants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI  — The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.5 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2010, reflecting a $500,000 increase since FY2007. These funds were awarded in 51 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in ...

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