“Your generous support expresses your recognition of this enormously underserved, segregated group of Mississippians. With this funding, the EXPRESS Yourself program will provide participating artists a rare opportunity to express themselves independently and interact socially in their communities. The artists are thrilled with the chance to continue creating their amazing art.”
T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability
Contact information for other arts organizations, including:
Here is a brief outline of general information on serving people with disabilities and adopting an access philosophy.
The online version of a booklet originally published by the Commission in 1994. It provides an introduction to community arts workers on how to document traditional artists and utilize them in programming.
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. The Commission has devised a plan that we hope will be helpful to all of our constituents.
Emergency Preparedness Plan (PDF 68KB)
This guide, provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Inspector General, outlines standards for financial management of a grant. The standards outlined are applicable to Mississippi Arts Commission grantees. This document references OMB Circulars A-102 and A-133.
(IRS Publication 1771)A charitable organization must give a donor a disclosure statement for a quid pro quo contribution over $75. A donor cannot deduct a charitable contribution of $250 or more unless the donor has a written acknowledgement from the charitable organization.
In certain circumstances, an organization may be able to meet both of these requirements with the same written document. For more information on this subject, visit the IRS website. (link is bad)
Here is a list of useful links compiled by Commission staff.
Marketing is a key component to the success of any artist and arts organization. We have included some tips for marketing and public relations that might provide some new ideas for spreading the word!
Resource - North Carolina Arts Council
The Mississippi Arts Commission understands how difficult it can be to navigate the literary world. The agency has compiled a very in-depth, detailed resource for literary artists who would like to become published.
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