Published on July 16th, 2018 | by TLV News0
Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale Awarded Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission
Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $26,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for general operating support. This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission will award in 2018-2019 and are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“The Mississippi Arts Commission supports arts activities in nearly every corner of the state through grants to arts organizations, schools, communities and units of governments,” said Malcom White, executive director of MAC. “The projects and programming these organizations produce with MAC funds help enrich our state’s communities. This funding helps organizations provide arts experiences and educational opportunities to people who may not otherwise have access to the arts.”
“Funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission is crucial to Delta Blues Museum operations,” offers Museum Director Shelley Ritter. “MAC support allows us to continue our Arts & Education Program, our high school docent program and our traveling exhibits. These three components play a vital role in preserving and sharing the blues within our community as well as with a worldwide audience.”
About the Mississippi Arts Commission
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.