“I would like to sincerely thank MAC for providing us with the operating funding to assist in continuing our mission of providing artistic excellence to the community.”
Annette Kirklin, Director
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
The Community & Economic Development program works to ensure access by residents in communities all over Mississippi to high-quality arts programs by supporting programs at the local level. Believing that the arts can be a highly effective tool for social and economic improvement on the local level, the Commission makes funds available to communities through Community & Economic Development grants program.
The Core Arts Initiative supports programs that are developed with and within the juvenile justice system. Each program uses the arts as a tool to decrease incidences of violence; decrease recidivism; increase school attendance; and provide positive experiences with adult mentors.
There are currently no new Core Arts programs being implemented by the Mississippi Arts Commission, however Arts-based Community Development project grants can be used to fund at-risk youth programs in communities across Mississippi.
Ever wondered why participation is down even though you keep inviting people? “From Mission to Motivation: A Focused Approach To Increased Arts Participation” will help you understand why people participate in the arts and how to better engage them in your organization. Author Sharon Rodning Bash condenses the most recent literature and concepts on building participation in to a user-friendly workbook. It can be ordered by mail through Americans for the Arts and the Arts Extension Service.
Americans for the Arts is a national arts service organization for local arts agencies, community arts organizations, and individuals. Americans for the Arts provides resources such as an economic impact report and calculator to estimate the economic impact of the arts in your community, an annual national convention and other professional development opportunities for community arts leaders.
The Arts Extension Service, also a national arts service organization, offers a Peer Advisor Training Program, free online workshops in community arts, biannual arts management institutes, and an online Certificate in Arts Management program.
Alternate ROOTS’ mission is to support the creation and presentation of original performing art that is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition, or spirit.
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