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Fiscal Year 2013 Grants listed by County

MAC awarded $1.5 million in grant funds for Fiscal Year 2013 for activities taking place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Click on your county below to go directly to its spot on the list:

Adams | Alcorn | Amite | Attala | Benton | Bolivar | Carroll | Choctaw | Claiborne | Clarke | Clay | Coahoma | Copiah | Covington | Desoto | Forrest | Franklin | Grenada | Hancock | Harrison | Hinds | Jackson |Jasper | Jones | Lafayette | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lee | Leflore | Lincoln | Lowndes | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Monroe | Montgomery | Neshoba | Noxubee | Oktibbeha | Panola | Pike | Pontotoc | Prentiss | Rankin | Sharkey | Stone | Sunflower | Tallahatchie | Tate | Tishomingo | Union | Warren | Washington | Wilkinson | Yalobusha

Adams

Leon Hollins - Natchez - Artist Minigrant - $500
Galen Mark LaFrancis - Natchez - Artist Roster
Salongo Lee - Natchez - Artist Roster
Natchez Opera Festival - Natchez - Operating Grant - $14,300

Alcorn

Corinth Theatre-Arts - Corinth - Operating Grant - $13,800
LINK, Healthy Communities - Corinth - Project Grant - $3,600

Amite

Amite County Elementary School - Liberty - Minigrant - $800

Attala

Kosciusko Attala Comm. Fndtn - Kosciusko - Project Grant - $700

Benton

JoyceAnn Gardner - Ashland - Artist Minigrant - $500

Bolivar

Crossroads Blues Society - Rosedale - Project Grant - $2,900
Delta Arts Alliance - Cleveland - Operating Grant - $17,300
Delta State University - Cleveland - Project Grant - $4,000
Jerry D. Fair - Shaw - Artist Roster
Emily Tschiffeley - Merigold - Artist & Teaching Artist Roster

Carroll

Carroll Co Development Assn - Carrollton - Proj. Grant - $3,300

Choctaw

William Alan Sibley - Ackerman - Artist Roster

Claiborne

Alcorn State U.- Dept Fine Arts - Project Grant - $4,000
MS Cult. Crossroads - Port Gibson - Op. Grant - $17,300

Clarke

Quitman Lower Elem. - Quitman - Whole Schools - $5,200
Quitman Upper Elem. - Quitman - Whole Schools - $8,900

Clay

Church Hill Elementary - West Point - Minigrant - $900
Clay County Alumnae Foundation - West Point - Minigrant - $480
Bessie Johnson - West Point - Folk Art Apprenticeship - $2,000
West Point/Clay Co Arts Council - Minigrant - $750

Coahoma

Coahoma Community College - Clarksdale - Project Grant - $3,500
Delta Blues Museum - Clarksdale - Operating Grant - $26,300
Rock n Roll Museum - Clarksdale - Operating Grant - $3,300
Sunflower River Blues Assn - Clarksdale - Proj Grant - $4,000
Terry "Big T" Williams - Clarksdale - Artist Roster

Copiah

Copiah-Lincoln Comm. College - Minigrant - $1,000
City of Hazelhurst - Hazelhurst - Project Grant - $4,000
Bill Pevey - Crystal Springs - Artist Roster

Covington

Seminary Middle School - Seminary - Minigrant - $500

Desoto

DeSoto Arts Council - Hernando - Operating Grant - $11,700
DeSoto Family Theatre - Southaven - Operating Grant - $12,300
First Regional Library - Hernando - Minigrant - $1,000
Lewisburg Primary School - Olive Branch - Minigrant - $900
Olive Branch Arts Council - Operating Grant - $5,200

Forrest

Katie Ginn - Hattiesburg - Artist Minigrant - $500
Kyle Goddard - Hattiesburg - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Hattiesburg Arts Council - Operating Grant - $15,600
Hattiesburg Arts Council - Minigrant - $1,000
Hattiesburg Concert Assn - Operating Grant - $14,800
Cary Hudson - Hattiesburg - Folk Art Apprenticeship - $2,000
Althea Jerome - Hattiesburg - Artist Minigrant - $500
Abby Kiker - Hattiesburg - Artist Minigrant - $500
Myra Meade - Hattiesburg - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Benjamin Morris - Hattiesburg - Artist Roster
Heidie Pitre - Hattiesburg - Artist Minigrant - $500
Betty Press - Hattiesburg - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Sacred Heart Catholic School - Hattiesburg - Minigrant - $400
Theresa Sanchez - Hattiesburg - Artist Roster
Gray Toney - Petal - Folk Art Apprenticeship - $2,000
USM/Ctr for Am. Indian Research - H'burg - Minigrant - $1,000
USM/Ctr for Oral History - Hattiesburg - Project Grant - $4,000
USM/Dance Program & Dance - H'burg - Project Grant - $4,000
USM Symphony Orchestra - Hattiesburg - Link Up - $5,000
Vaughn F. Wilson - Petal - Artist Roster
John Wooton - Hattiesburg - Artist Roster

Franklin

Franklin Lower Elementary School - Meadville - Minigrant - $488

Grenada

Grenada Upper Elementary - Grenada - Minigrant - $900

Hancock

Carolyn Busenlener - Pearlington - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Coast Chorale - Diamondhead - Project Grant - $3,500
Kat Fitzpatrick - Bay St. Louis - Artist Roster
Hancock Co. Dev. Fndtn - Bay St. Louis - Project Grant - $3,400
Hancock County Dev. Fndtn - Bay St. Louis - Minigrant - $850
Vicki Lever Niolet - Bay St Louis - Artist Roster
Elizabeth Schafer - Bay St. Louis - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Elizabeth Schafer - Bay St. Louis - Artist Minigrant - $415
Elizabeth Veglia - Pass Christian - Artist Minigrant - $500

Harrison

Janis Anderson - Gulfport - Teaching Artist Roster
Anniston Elementary School - Gulfport - Minigrant - $1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Gulf Coast - Gulfport - Proj. Grant - $3,400
Center Stage - Biloxi - Operating Grant - $10,800
Gallery 782 - Biloxi - Operating Grant - $3,300
Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus - Gulfport - Project Grant - $3,400
Gulf Coast Symph. Orchestra - Gulfport - Op. Grant - $22,200
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra - Gulfport - Link Up - $5,000
Erika Johnson - Gulfport - Artist Minigrant - $500
Philip L. Levin - Long Beach - Artist Roster
Lynn Meadows Discovery Ctr - Gulfport - Op. Grant - $27,000
Lynn Meadows Discovery Ctr - Gulfport - Minigrant - $800
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art - Biloxi - Operating Grant - $27,000
O'Keefe Educational Media - Gulfport - Project Grant - $4,000
Julia Reyes - Biloxi - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
St. James Catholic School - Gulfport - Proj. Grant - $3,500
Second Liners Mardis Gras - Biloxi - Proj. Grant - $3,400

Hinds

Roy Adkins - Jackson - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Rick Anderson - Clinton - Artist Roster
Bridget Archer Performing Arts Co - Jackson - Artist Roster
Ballet Mississippi - Jackson - Operating Grant - $23,000
Barr Elementary - Jackson - Minigrant - $413
Johnny Burgess - Jackson - Artist Roster
Katrina Byrd - Jackson - Artist & Teaching Artist Roster
Sarah Campbell - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $500
Casey Elem. School - Jackson - Model Whole Schools - $1,500
Celtic Heritage Society - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Center for Ed. Innovation - Jackson - Minigrant - $1,000
Central Miss. Blues Society - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
Chastain Middle School - Jackson - Minigrant - $1,000
Chung-Fan Chang - Jackson - Artist Roster
Arts Council of Clinton - Operating Grant - $3,200
City of Clinton - Project Grant - $4,000
Comm. Fndtn Greater Jackson - Jackson - Proj. Grant - $4,000
Crossroads Film Society - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
Farish St. Heritage Festival - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,000
Paul Fayard - Clinton - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Ellen Ann Fentress - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $500
Front Porch Dance - Jackson - Artist Roster
Genesis & Light Center - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
Gr. Belhaven Neighbrhd Fndtn - Jackson - Proj. Grant - $4,000
Greater Jackson Arts Council - Jackson - Op. Grant - $17,300
Tom Harmon - Terry - Teaching Artist Roster
Liliclaire McKinnon-Hicks - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $491
Steven Wells Hicks - Jackson - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Andy Hilton - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $500
Jackson Choral Society - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
JSU/Dept of Research & Dev. - Jackson - Minigrant - $456
JSU/MW Alexander Rsrch Ctr - Jackson - Proj Grant - $2,900
Jazz in the Grove - Jackson - Project Grant - $2,800
Scott Albert Johnson - Jackson - Artist Roster
Steve Kistulentz - Jackson - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Legacy Irish Music - Jackson - Artist Roster
Randy K. Mapes - Raymond - Artist Roster
Derrick Martin - Clinton - Artist Roster
Lannie Spann McBride - Jackson - Artist Roster
Midtown Partners - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Midtown Partners - Jackson - Minigrant - $1,000
Millsaps College - Jackson - Project Grant - $2,700
MS Academy Ancient Music - Edwards - Proj. Grant - $3,400
Mississippi Boychoir - Jackson - Op. Grant - $15,300
Miss. Children's Museum - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
Miss. Children's Museum - Jackson - Minigrant - $1,000
Mississippi Chorus - Jackson - Operating Grant - $14,000
Miss. Families as Allies - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Mississippi Girlchoir - Jackson - Operating Grant - $17,300
Miss. Humanities Council - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Miss. Museum of Art - Jackson - Operating Grant - $27,000
Miss. Opera Assn - Jackson - Operating Grant - $17,300
Miss. Puppetry Guild - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Miss. Symphony Orchestra - Jackson - Op. Grant - $27,000
Miss. Symphony Orchestra - Jackson - Link Up - $5,000
Miss. Symphony Orchestra - Jackson - Minigrant - $1,000
New Stage Theatre - Jackson - Operating Grant - $17,300
New Stage Theatre - Jackson - Artist Roster
Parents for Public Schools - Jackson - Project Grant - $4,000
Shawn Leopard & John Paul - Jackson - Artist Roster
John Paul - Jackson - Artist Roster
Robby Piantanida - Jackson - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Poindexter Elementary - Jackson - Minigrant - $413
PRIYDE Institute - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,500
Mary Quin - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $350
St. Richard Catholic School - Jackson - Project Grant - $3,000
St. Richard Catholic School - Jackson - Model Schools - $1,500
St. Richard Catholic School - Jackson - Minigrant - $800
USA Int'l Ballet Compet. - Jackson - Operating Grant - $27,000
Peter Zapletal - Jackson - Artist Minigrant - $500

 

Jackson

Cherokee Elementary School - Pascagoula - Minigrant - $900
Kenneth William Davies - Gautier - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Mary Hardy - Ocean Springs - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Jackson Elementary - Pascagoula - Minigrant - $1,000
Mary O'Keefe Cult. Ctr - Ocean Springs - Op. Grant - $26,800
Mary C O'Keefe Cult. Ctr - Ocean Springs - Minigrant - $991
Moss Point Kreole Primary - Moss Point - Minigrant - $800
Moss Point Main Street Assn - Moss Point - Proj. Grant - $3,400
National Audubon Society - Moss Point - Project Grant - $2,800
Public Art Proj. Ocean Springs - Project Grant - $3,500
W. Anderson Museum - Ocean Springs - Op. Grant - $27,000
W. Anderson Museum - Ocean Springs - Minigrant - $1,000

 

Jasper

Dayton Scoggins - Heidelberg - Artist Roster

Jones

Jones County Jr. College - Ellisville - Project Grant - $4,000
Jason Kimes - Laurel - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Laurel Jones County Library - Laurel - Minigrant - $487
Laurel Middle School - Laurel - Minigrant - $1,000
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Laurel - Op. Grant - $27,000
Mason Elementary School - Laurel - Whole Schools - $8,800
Miss. Alliance for Arts Ed. - Laurel - Operating Grant - $8,900
Miss. Alliance for Arts Ed. - Laurel - Minigrant - $818
Nora Davis Magnet School - Laurel - Model Schools - $1,500

Lafayette

Andi Sherrill Bedsworth - Oxford - Artist Minigrant - $500
Leonard Clark - Oxford - Artist Minigrant - $500
Eric Deaton - Water Valley - Artist Roster
Beth Ann Fennelly - Oxford - Artist Minigrant - $500
Melissa Ginsburg - Oxford - Artist Minigrant - $500
Rebecca Jernigan - Water Valley - Artist Roster
Rebecca Jernigan - Water Valley - Artist Minigrant - $500
Friends Thacker Mtn Radio - Oxford - Op. Grant - $8,800
Lafayette Co & Oxford Public Library - Oxford - Minigrant - $350
Nancy CDF Moore - Oxford - Artist Minigrant - $500
Chris Offutt - Oxford - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Oxford Film Festival - Oxford - Project Grant - $2,800
Oxford Tourism Council - Oxford - Minigrant - $1,000
University of Miss. - Oxford - Project Grant - $700
Univ. of MS/Oxford Conf. for Book - Project Grant - $3,500
Univ. of MS/Dept. English - Project Grant - $3,400
Univ. of MS/Museums - Minigrant - $845
Univ. of MS/Oxford Shakespeare Festival - Proj. Grant - $3,300
VOX Press - University - Project Grant - $4,000
Yocona Int'l Folk Festival - Oxford - Project Grant - $3,400
Yocona Int'l Folk Festival - Oxford - Minigrant - $1,000
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council - Oxford - Op. Grant - $19,600

Lamar

The Mangolia Drive Band - Hattiesburg - Artist Roster
Oak Grove Primary School - H'burg - Project Grant - $4,000
Oak Grove Primary School - H'burg - Model Whole School - $1,500

Lauderdale

Community Fndtn of East MS - Meridian - Minigrant - $1,000
Annie B. McKee - Meridian - Teaching Artist Roster
Meridian Council for the Arts - Operating Grant - $12,300
Meridian Little Theatre - Meridian - Operating Grant - $14,800
Meridian Museum of Art - Meridian - Operating Grant - $14,500
Meridian Symphony Assn - Meridian - Op. Grant - $20,300
Meridian Symphony Assn - Meridian - Link Up - $5,000
Miss. Association Gifted Children - Meridian - Minigrant - $300
Miss. Writers Guild - Meridian - Project Grant - $2,900
Northeast Elem. School - Meridian - Arts in Classroom - $4,000
Northwest Midd. School - Meridian - Whole Schools - $6,900
Northwest Midd. School - Meridian - Minigrant - $700
Oakland Heights School - Meridian - Whole Schools - $5,700
Oakland Heights School - Meridian - Minigrant - $900
Poplar Springs Elementary - Meridian - Minigrant - $361
Richelle Putnam - Meridian - Artist & Teaching Artist Roster
Terrence Roberts - Meridian - Artist Minigrant - $500
St. Patrick Catholic Schl.- Meridian - Arts in Classroom - $4,000
Elliott Street - Meridian - Artist Roster
The Temple Theatre - Meridian - Operating Grant - $11,000
West Lauderdale Elem. - Meridian - Arts in Classroom - $4,000

Lee

Boys & Girls Club of North MS - Tupelo - Proj. Grant - $4,000
GumTree Museum of Art - Tupelo - Operating Grant - $14,500
Lawhorn Elementary School - Tupelo - Minigrant - $800
Lawndale Elementary - Tupelo - Whole Schools - $5,900
Link Centre - Tupelo - Minigrant - $700
Ryan Perry - Tupelo - Artist Minigrant - $500
Pierce Street Elementary - Tupelo - Whole Schools - $6,900
Saltillo Elementary School - Saltillo - Whole Schools - $8,600
City of Tupelo/Down on Main - Project Grant - $3,300
Tupelo Ballet - Tupelo - Operating Grant - $9,400
Tupelo Middle School - Tupelo - Whole Schools - $4,000
Tupelo Public Schools - Tupelo - Project Grant - $1,400
Tupelo Symphony Orchestra - Operating Grant - $16,900
Tupelo Symphony Orchestra - Tupelo - Link Up - $5,000

Leflore

Comm. in Schools of Greenwood Leflore - Op. Grant - $27,000
Davis Elementary School - Greenwood - Minigrant - $1,000
Martha Foose - Greenwood - Artist Roster
Main Street Greenwood - Project Grant - $3,200
Museum of MS Delta - Greenwood - Operating Grant - $12,300

Lincoln

Miss. School of the Arts - Brookhaven - Project Grant - $4,000

Lowndes

Annunciation Catholic School - Columbus - Arts in Class. - $2,000
Columbus Arts Council - Columbus - Operating Grant - $17,300
Columbus Arts Council - Columbus - Minigrant - $450
Columbus Girlchoir - Columbus - Project Grant - $2,900
Cook Elementary School - Columbus - Whole Schools - $8,600
Cook Elementary School - Columbus - Minigrant - $600
Town of Crawford - Project Grant - $3,000
Lowndes Community Fndtn - Columbus - Minigrant - $500

Madison

Bill & Temperance - Madison - Artist Roster
Grady Champion - Canton - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Craftsmen's Guild of MS - Ridgeland - Operat. Grant - $23,000
Madison Co Library System - Canton - Minigrant - $700
Miss. Metro Ballet Co. - Madison - Operating Grant - $14,300
Steve Nowell - Madison - Artist Minigrant - $500
St. Anthony Catholic School - Madison - Whole Schools - $10,400


Marion

Columbia-Marion Co Public Library - Columbia - Minigrant - $800
South MS Regional Library - Columbia - Minigrant - $1,000

Marshall

Kenny Brown - Potts Camp - Artist Roster
Holly Springs Main Street Assn - Project Grant - $3,300
Holly Springs Tourism - Project Grant - $1,800
North MS Hill Country Picnic - Potts Camp - Proj. Grant - $3,400
Preserve Marshall County - Proj. Grant - $3,000

Monroe

Aberdeen Main Street Association - Minigrant - $1,000
Amory Main Street Association - Minigrant - $1,000

Montgomery

Action Comm. Ed. Reform - Duck Hill - Proj. Grant - $3,400
Montgomery Co. Arts Council - Winona - Project Grant - $3,500

Neshoba

Philadelphia-Neshoba Co. Arts Council - Operating Grant - $5,200

Noxubee

Earl Nash Elementary School - Macon - Minigrant - $800
Joe Shelton - Macon - Artist Minigrant - $500

Oktibbeha

African-American Cultural Society - Starkville - Minigrant - $500
East Oktibbeha High School - Crawford - Minigrant - $200
Jackie Edwards-Henry - MS State - Artist Roster
Dylan Karges - Starkville - Artist Minigrant - $500
MSU/Academic Outreach - Miss. State - Project Grant - $3,500
MSU/Dept of Art - Miss State - Project Grant - $3,000
MSU/Inst. Humanities - Miss State - Project Grant - $3,500
MSU/Libraries - Miss State - Project Grant - $3,500
MSU/T.K. Martin Center - Miss. State - Project Grant - $3,000
Miss. Theatre Assn - Starkville - Operating Grant - $8,600
Starkville Area Arts Council - Operating Grant - $17,300
Starkville Community Theatre - Project Grant - $3,000
Starkville/MSU Symphony Association - Project Grant - $3,500
Johnson Thomasson - Starkville - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
Larry Wallace - Starkville - Folk Artist Apprenticeship - $2,000

Panola

Rachel Ballentine - Sardis - Artist Roster
Batesville Intermediate School - Batesville - Minigrant - $1,000
Miss. Festival Fndtn - Sardis - Operating Grant - $8,000
Panola Playhouse - Sardis - Project Grant - $4,000
Pope Elementary School - Pope - Minigrant - $900

Pearl River

Lori Gordon - Pearl River - Artist Minigrant - $500

Pike

Pike County Arts Council - McComb - Project Grant - $1,800
Pike County Arts Council - McComb - Minigrant - $500

Pontotoc

North Pontotoc Upper Elem. - Ecru - Whole Schools - $10,400

Prentiss

Baldwyn Main St. Players - Project Grant - $2,900
Breaking Grass - Booneville - Artist Roster

Rankin

Anne Dennis - Brandon - Artist Roster
Flowood Elementary - Flowood - Minigrant - $163
Dorothy Moore - Florence - Artist Fellowship - $4,000
City of Pearl Parks & Rec. - Pearl - Minigrant - $600
Town of Pelahatchie - Project Grant - $3,300
Pat M. Rogers - Brandon - Artist Minigrant - $500
Martha Scarborough - Brandon - Minigrant - $500
Laura Tarbutton - Brandon - Minigrant - $500
Lyle Wynn - Brandon - Artist Roster

Sharkey

MS Lower Delta Partnership - Rolling Fork - Proj. Grant - $3,000
MS Lower Delta Partnership - Rolling Fork - Minigrant - $1,000
Pat Walker - Rolling Fork - Artist Roster

Stone

Bodine Pottery - Wiggins - Artist & Teaching Artist Roster
Kathryn Lewis - Perkinston - Artist Minigrant - $500
MS Gulf Coast Comm. College - Perkinston - Proj. Grant - $3,500

Sunflower

B. B. King Museum - Indianola - Op. Grant - $27,000
Sunflower Co. Freedom Project - Project Grant - $3,400

Tallahatchie

Charleston Arts Rev. Effort - Charleston - Op. Grant - $14,800
Charleston Arts Rev. Effort - Charleston - Minigrant - $1,000
Trinity Ed Devel. Corp. - Oakland - Project Grant - $4,000

Tate

Cristen Craven Barnard - Senatobia - Artist Roster
Independence Art Conserv. - Independence - Proj. Grant - $3,500

Tishomingo

Lisa Lambert - Dennis - Artist Roster

Union

New Albany Main Street Association - Project Grant - $2,000
New Albany Main Street Association - Minigrant - $1,000
Union Co. Board Supervisors - New Albany - Proj. Grant - $4,000

Warren

American Guild of Organists - Vicksburg - Proj. Grant - $2,100
MS Music Educators Assn - Edwards - Proj. Grant - $4,000
Miss. Music Teachers Assn - Vicksburg - Project Grant - $3,400
Jerry Jenkins - Vicksburg - Artist & Teaching Artist Roster
H.C. Porter - Vickburg - Artist Roster
So. Cultural Heritage Fndtn - Vicksburg - Op. Grant - $17,300

Washington

Delta Center Stage - Greenville - Operating Grant - $13,500
Delta Children's Museum - Greenville - Project Grant - $4,000
Delta Children's Museum - Greenville - Minigrant - $1,000
Delta Symphony Assn - Greenville - Project Grant - $2,900
Delta Symphony Assn - Greenville - Minigrant - $1,000
Greenville Arts Council - Greenville - Operating Grant - $17,300
Greenville Arts Council - Greenville - Minigrant - $1,000
Hollandale Economic Develop. - Project Grant - $3,000
Floyd & Bessie Johnson Fndtn - Greenville - Proj. Grant - $3,400
Mickey Rogers - Greenville - Folk Art Apprenticeship - $2,000
St. James Episcopal Church - Greenville - Project Grant - $3,000
St. James Episcopal Church - Greenville - Minigrant - $1,000

Wilkinson

W'ville/Wilkinson Co. Main St. - Woodville - Proj. Grant - $3,500

Yalobusha

Water Valley Main Street Association - Project Grant - $1,500