Columbus Arts Council Receives $30,000 Grant

Jackson, Miss. (Press Release)  –The Columbus Arts Council (CAC) of Columbus, MS has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.61 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used for performer fees and general operating costs. 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 of 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 place-making and economic development.”

Through music, film, performance art and visual and 3D art, the Columbus Arts Council is “Inspiring a broad and diverse audience; creating a sense of community and innovation by engaging various art forms throughout the region.

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 of the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment of 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.

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