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Arts Revitalization & Renewal

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) worked diligently to gather support for the Gulf Coast artists and arts organizations.  Artists from Pearlington to Pascagoula were effected by this tragic natural disaster and MAC adjudicated and administered over $1.1 million dollars in recovery funding for individual artists and arts entities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

For more information on disaster recovery, contact Sallye Killebrew, MAC's Special Projects Director at 601/359-6075 or skillebrew@arts.state.ms.us.

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and its cultural heritage, the Mississippi Arts Commission has been working in arts recovery and emergency preparedness in an effort to support and assist our arts constituents during and before times of disaster. With the recent severe weather in the state and the upcoming 2009 hurricane season, we want you to know that we are here to help you or your local arts entity in any way possible. Below are documents that we hope will assist you as you make decisions pertaining to your emergency preparedness plan, as well as plans to protect your personal and/or professional situations. Please be assured that we are aware of the problems that accompany disaster and are actively involved in the planning process for dealing with unforeseen emergencies, from preparedness to recovery to renewal.

Mississippi Arts Commission's Emergency Preparedness Plan (download PDF 68KB)

Click here for a list of helpful links to arts recovery resources.

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