Museum of the Mississippi Delta Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta has been awarded a $14,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).  The grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2017-2018 and will be used to further the educational and artistic programming at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Arts organizations throughout the state of Mississippi play a pivotal role in sharing the power of the arts with people from all walks of life,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC.  “The arts are for everyone, and the Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to support the arts organizations committed to growing the presence of the arts in their communities.”

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta is a not-for-profit private museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of the arts and culture of the Mississippi Delta. Founded in 1969 as Cottonlandia Museum, the institution has seen a rebirth over the past several years following a $450,000 renovation to its galleries and exterior. The MoMD is central to the aesthetic, cultural and community narrative of this unique place.

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 State 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 the arts in community life and arts education.

For more information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov.

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