Mississippi Arts Commission announces South Mississippi grant recipients

SUN HERALDJuly 1, 2014 

The Mississippi Arts Commission has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015.

The money will provide funding for such things as operating support for museums and community arts centers and grants to help schools bring in guest artists. The grants will be awarded to 139 organizations and schools and 42 to artists.

Grants awarded in South Mississippi:


n City of Waveland, $4,500 to support the replacement of the mosaic on City Hall

n Hundred Members Debating Benevolent Association Inc., $1,395 to present Harmonikids music program for special needs children


n Brian Nettles, $2,000 for a folk arts apprenticeship

n Center Stage Inc., $15,000 operating grant

n Dena Ladner, $500 to purchase supplies

n Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, $5,000 for the LinkUP! arts education initiative and $22,500 for an operating grant

n Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, $4,500 to support an artist residency

n Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, $27,000 for an operating grant

n Michael Mabry, $4,500 for a visual arts fellowship

n Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, $625 to support a professional development workshop and $22,500, for an operating grant

n O'Keefe Educational Media, $4,500, to produce the art ability fair

n Sadako Lewis, $4,500 for a visual arts fellowship


n Friends of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, $27,000 for Year 2 operating support

n Judy Davies, $500 to support professional development training

n Melange Dance Company, $3,750 for anoperating grant

n Michael Roy, $500 to purchase art supplies for a mural

Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch, $300 to support the two-day poetry festival

n Walter Anderson Museum of Art, $27,000 for Year 2 operating support

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n Lori Gordon, $500 to purchase supplies

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