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MAC Doles Out $1.5 Million for the Arts

— Artists and programs in 45 counties across the state received $1.5 million in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the agency announced late Monday.

Awarded to 183 organizations and 39 artists, the grants will be used for activities from museum operations to education programming at schools.

“Even though federal and state governments faced budget cuts and the global recession continues to strain private support, we are thankful we can keep our level of support steady. This is a true testament to the outstanding partnership between MAC, the Mississippi Legislature, Governor Phil Bryant, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private sector supporters of the arts across Mississippi," said MAC executive director Malcolm White.

The MAC receives funding from the state Legislature and the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. The agency will accept another round of applications for grants on Nov. 1.

MAC Awards $1.5 million in Grants

Artists and programs in 45 counties across the state received $1.5 million in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the agency announced late Monday. Awarded to 183 organizations and 39 artists, the grants will be used for activities from museum operations to education programming at schools.

This includes 50 grants awarded in Hinds County worth $314,467, four Rankin County grants totaling $8,300 and four grants in Madison County for $51,700. Here's the complete list of projects and new additions to the state artist's roster from the capital city area:

Hinds County

Andy Hilton

Grant Awarded: $500

Description: for artwork creation

Arts Council of Clinton, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $3,200

Description: for an Operating Grant

Ballet Mississippi

Grant Awarded: $23,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

Barr Elementary

Grant Awarded: $413

Description: to present New Stage Theatre

Celtic Heritage Society

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support Celtic Fest

Central Mississippi Blues Society, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: to present the Blue Monday concert series

City of Clinton

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for the Veterans Tribute

Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support the repair of artwork by consultant Fletcher Cox

Crossroads Film Society

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: to support the Crossroads Film Festival

Ellen Ann Fentress

Grant Awarded: $500

Description: to attend the Words and Music Writers conference

Farish Street Heritage Festival

Grant Awarded: $3,000

Description: to present the 33rd annual Farish Street Festival

Genesis and Light Center

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: to support a summer arts program

Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support the Being Belhaven Arts Series

Greater Jackson Arts Council

Address: P.O. Box 17 Contact: Jon Salem

Jackson, MS 39205-0017 Telephone: 601-960-1557

Grant Awarded: $17,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

Jackson Choral Society

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: to present "Mostly Mozart" and "Poetry in Song" concerts

Jazz in the Grove

Grant Awarded: $2,800

Description: to support the 2013 Jazz in the Grove Festival

JPS for Casey Elementary School

Grant Awarded: $1,500

Description: for a Model Whole Schools grant

JSU/MW Alexander National Research Ctr.

Grant Awarded: $2,900

Description: to support the 7th Annual Creative Arts Festival

Liliclaire Chaworth McKinnon-Hicks

Grant Awarded: $491

Description: to attend an artist training workshop

Mary Quin

Grant Awarded: $350

Description: to attend an artist training workshop

Midtown Partners, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for designing an art park

Millsaps College/Arts & Lecture Series

Grant Awarded: $2,700

Description: to support the 2012-2013 Arts and Lecture Series

Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music

Grant Awarded: $3,400

Description: to support a concert season and education outreach

Mississippi Boychoir

Grant Awarded: $15,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

Mississippi Children's Museum

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: to support the Visiting Artist/Artist in Residence Program

Mississippi Children's Museum

Grant Awarded: $1,000

Description: to present Terrence Roberts and Puppet Art Theatre

Mississippi Families as Allies for Children's Mental

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support a summer art camp

Mississippi Girlchoir

Grant Awarded: $17,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

Mississippi Humanities Council

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support the Family Reading Bonds program

Mississippi Museum of Art

Grant Awarded: $27,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

Mississippi Opera Association, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $17,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

Mississippi Puppetry Guild, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: to support a season of performances

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Grant Awarded: $27,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Grant Awarded: $5,000

Description: to support the National Link UP! arts education partnership with Carnegie Hall

New Stage Theatre

Grant Awarded: $17,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

Parents for Public Schools of Jackson

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for an artist residency

Paul Fayard

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Visual Arts Fellowship

Peter Zapletal

Grant Awarded: $500

Description: to attend the Great Plains Regional Puppet Festival

Poindexter Elementary

Grant Awarded: $413

Description: to present New Stage Theatre

PRIYDE Institute

Grant Awarded: $3,500

Description: for a performance series and workshops

Robby Piantanida

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Media Arts Fellowship

Roy Adkins

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Visual Arts Fellowship

Saint Richard Catholic School

Grant Awarded: $1,500

Description: for a Model Whole Schools grant

Saint Richard Catholic School

Grant Awarded: $800

Description: to present Stephanie Artz

Saint Richard Catholic School

Grant Awarded: $3,000

Description: to continue arts integration training

Steve Kistulentz

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Literary Arts Fellowship

Steven Wells Hicks

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Literary Arts Fellowship

The Center for Education Innovation

Grant Awarded: $1,000

Description: to present Puppet Arts Theatre

The Mississippi Chorus

Grant Awarded: $14,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

USA International Ballet Competition

Grant Awarded: $27,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

Madison County

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, Inc.

Grant Awarded: $23,000

Description: for an Operating Grant

Grady Champion

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet Company

Grant Awarded: $14,300

Description: for an Operating Grant

St. Anthony Catholic School

Grant Awarded: $10,400

Description: for a Whole Schools grant

Rankin County

Dorothy Moore

Grant Awarded: $4,000

Description: for a Folk Arts Fellowship

Laura Tarbutton

Grant Awarded: $500

Description: to attend a workshop

Martha Scarborough

Grant Awarded: $500

Description: to attend a workshop

Town of Pelahatchie

Grant Awarded: $3,300

Description: to support the Muscadine Jubilee Festival

Mississippi Artist Roster additions

Hinds

Bridget Archer Performing Arts Company

Chung-Fan Chang

Derrick Martin

Front Porch Dance

John Paul

Johnny Burgess

Katrina Byrd

Lannie Spann McBride

Legacy Irish Music

New Stage Theatre

Randy K. Mapes

Rick Anderson

Scott Albert Johnson

Shawn Leopard & John Paul

Tom Harmon

Madison County

Bill and Temperance

Rankin County

Anne Dennis

Lyle Wynn

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