Free Artist Minigrant Workshop

 

For Immediate Release: Oct. 3, 2018
Contact: Clay Russell, Director of Communications & Operations
601.680.0342 | crussell@PSA-MS.org | www.PSA-MS.org

Join Pike School of Art for a Workshop for Artist Minigrants

McComb, MS — Pike School of Art – Mississippi invites artists and musicians to learn all that you need to know to apply for the MAC Artist Minigrant. This event is FREE, but please RSVP the the event on Facebook.

MAC’s Artist Minigrant program supports established and emerging professional artists based in Mississippi by providing funds to assist with professional training, promotional efforts, or purchase of supplies.

Applicants may apply for up to $500. Artist Minigrants are reimbursement grants, meaning grantees with approved applications must then complete their project and submit a final report and required documentation to MAC (such as receipts or paid invoices) before the payment are sent. The program does not require a cash match from the artist.

Artists may receive only one Minigrant per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Individuals who have been awarded an Artist Fellowship are not eligible to receive an Artist Minigrant in the same fiscal year. If grant funds are limited, MAC gives priority to eligible applicants who have not previously received a Minigrant.

Artist Minigrants can support:

Professional Development
Expenses incurred for a professional conference or workshop where the applicant will received training in their artistic discipline such as…

  • Registration
  • Airfare & airport parking
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Marketing
  • Website design
  • Commission professional photographs
  • Create a promotional video
  • Print promotional materials
  • Business cards
  • Brochure
  • Poster
  • Postcards & bookmarks
  • Gallery card
  • Personalized tablecloths for fairs/booths
  • Duplication*
  • CD/DVD duplication
  • Review copies of books

Supplies
Any expendable item used by the artist to create new work such as (but not limited to)…

  • Paints (pigment sticks, watercolor, oils, etc.)
  • Pencils (charcoals, watercolor pencils, etc.
  • Prinkmaking ink
  • Clay
  • Glaze
  • Wood
  • Linoleum
  • Fabric
  • Adhesives

MAC cannot fund:

Expenses incurred before a grant is awarded**
Purchase of permanent equipment such as…

  • musical instruments
  • computers
  • non-expendable items (postage, paper, computer software)
  • A presentation by an applicant at a conference or workshop
  • Booth fees at fairs or festivals
  • Academic research
  • Study towards an academic or professional degree

* Applicants requesting funds for artistic duplication projects must explain how the duplicated materials will be used in their promotional plan and how they will be distinct from the applicant’s commercial (“for sale”) merchandise. MAC expects grantees to produce professional quality CDs or DVDs when utilizing Minigrant funding.

** All expenses must take place within the grant period (no earlier than 30 days after the application deadline date) in order to be eligible for reimbursement.