The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is releasing an expanded version of the Minigrant program to “rapidly respond” to the needs of the arts field in Mississippi.
- Professional Development :Examples of eligible Minigrant uses include:
- Expenses incurred for an in-person or online professional conference or workshop where the applicant will receive training in their artistic discipline. (Typical expenses include: Registration, airfare, lodging, transportation)
- To support booth fees or other applicable fees related to showing or selling artwork (See below for ineligible uses of funds)
- To hire a coach, consultant or other professional to pursue artistic professional development to create new adaptive work plan in light of COVID-19 changes (to mitigate the change from in person events to online related to social distancing, CDC guidelines, etc.; quote from professional must be obtained)
- Adapting their artistic work to online / distance / virtual:
- Marketing and Promotional Materials: Examples of eligible Minigrant uses include:
- Website design
- Commissioning professional photographs
- Print promotional materials, such as:
- Business cards, brochures, postcards, bookmarks, etc.
- Artistic Supplies: Examples of eligible Minigrant uses include expendable items used by the artist to create new work such as:
- Paints (pigment sticks, watercolor, oils, etc.), pencils (charcoals, watercolor pencils, etc.), printmaking ink, clay, glaze, wood, linoleum, fabric, adhesives, brushes.
- A professional artist producing work of high artistic quality. Individuals are considered to be professional artists if they:
- earn at least part of their annual income in their artistic work,
- consider their artistic endeavors as a career,
- maintain a high level of artistic quality, and
- make a significant time investment in their artistic disciplines through practice, performance or production
- More than 18 years of age
- Not a full-time student; and
- A permanent, legal resident of Mississippi at the time of application and throughout the grant period. Applicants may be required to show proof of residence (such as driver’s license, proof of domicile, homestead, utility bills).
For more information, visit https://arts.ms.gov/grants/grants-for-individuals/minigrants-for-individuals/