2018 Governor’s Arts Awards now taking applications

The Mississippi Arts Commission is now taking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards. Nominations can be submitted through August 1, 2017. 

“We encourage the public and our arts partners to nominate art leaders across the state worthy of this prestigious award,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “The Governor’s Arts Awards places awardees among the ranks of Mississippi greats like Eudora Welty, B.B. King, Leontyne Price, the Bologna Arts Center and the USA International Ballet Competition. This annual event spotlights the rich and deep pool of artistic talent in our state.”

Winners are nominated by members of the public and selected by a jury of community arts leaders and industry peers. Schools, businesses, organizations, arts initiatives and events are eligible to receive Governor’s Arts Awards, along with individual artists and supporters of the arts.

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