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Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

by Web on July 29, 2015

Millsaps College Arts and Lecture Series has been awarded a $3,700 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.61 million in grants the Commission will award in 2015-2016 and will be used to support the programs of the series. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"The creative economy has never been more vibrant than it is today in the communities across Mississippi,” stated Dr. Tom Pearson, Executive Director at MAC. “This agency is honored to play a small role in assisting these organizations  to continue their work of reinforcing the value of the arts and the role they play in creative placemaking and economic development.”

The 2015-2016 season of the Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series will be the 48th season of offering a variety of lectures, discussions, history and music programs to the greater Jackson community. The first program of the season on September 15 will be a look at Katrina Ten Years Later with Governor Haley Barbour, coast photographer Tim Isbell, NancyKay Wessman, and Jere Nash. Seven other programs will follow.

The Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, serves the residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote the arts in education, and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Susan Liles at 601-359-6031 or sliles@arts.ms.gov. For information about the Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series, call 601-974-1130.