Published on November 2nd, 2020 | by TLV News


Holly Springs CDC awarded $1000 MAC Community Project Grant for “Paint The Joint”

2020 Holly Springs CDC of Holly Springs has been awarded ($1000 amount) grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-2021 and will be used to install three murals celebrating Black Culture. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Artists have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as such, we are truly grateful to be able to provide grants to talented individuals across the state,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “These artists infuse their communities with creative spirit and inspiration we need during these times, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

We are excited to annouce granted funds will be used to install three murals celebrating African American Culture by Mississippi artists. A mural design contest “Paint The Joint” organized by grassroots group Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough under the direction of Holly Springs CDC, and sponsored by Friends of GraceLand Too, and FANCY! Three Mississippi artists will be selected and awarded cash prizes. Winning designs to be installed by each artist and financially compensated with funds acquired through MAC Community Project Grant Award. The projected is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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 art 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 for Mississippi and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and arts education.

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commisssion, contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or

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