GREATER GREENVILLE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. RECEIVES
MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION GRANT
(Greenville, Miss) – The Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “GGDF”) has been awarded a $4,500.00 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (hereinafter referred to as “MAC”). This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the MAC will award in 2018-2019 and will be used to support the 2018 Delta Hot Tamale Festival. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts (hereinafter referred to as “NEA”).
“MAC supports arts activities in nearly every corner of the state through grants to arts organizations, schools, communities and units of governments,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “The projects and programming these organizations produce with MAC funds helps enrich our state’s communities. This funding helps organizations provide arts experiences and educational opportunities to people who may not otherwise have access to the arts.”
GGDF is a non-profit organization which is committed to the renewal efforts of downtown Greenville. As such, the net proceeds from this Festival, as well as other Main Street Greenville events, directly benefits this mission. Specifically, with the proceeds from last year’s events, Main Street Greenville was able to provide facade improvement grants to downtown business owners, implement landscape improvements within the central business district, provide technical assistance to numerous existing and potential businesses, as well as develop preliminary plans and administer a capital campaign for the development of a new community green space and pavilion, which will also be the future home of the Greenville Farmers’ Market.
The MAC, 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, MAC is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the NEA, the Mississippi Endowment for 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.
For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.