Opera Mississippi of Jackson, has been awarded a $11,500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) made possible through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is in addition to the $15,000 Operating Grant awarded by MAC at the beginning of the 21-22 season.
“The state’s arts community has displayed such resiliency during tumultuous times, and we are very pleased to provide emergency support to help these worthy organizations,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “These funds will help organizations recover from the past year and build upon their successes for the future.”
Artistic Director Jay Dean said “The Mississippi Arts Commission is an invaluable source of support for our organization, as well as other arts organizations throughout Mississippi. Without their help we could not provide the kind of cultural programming that we do for multiple communities across the state. We are deeply appreciative of their continued engagement with us and the wonderful work that they do to assist the many artistic organizations in our state.”
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote arts education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage.
MAC 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. For more information, visit www.arts.ms.gov.