The Kosciusko Attala Partnership has been awarded a $3,500 grant from Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2017-2018. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Arts organizations throughout the state of Mississippi play a pivotal role in sharing the power of the arts with people from all walks of life,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC.

“The arts are for everyone and the Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to support arts organizations committed to growing the presence of the arts in their communities.”

“This grant will allow a mural to painted in downtown Kosciusko depicting the historic downtown of old.  This project will begin in October 2017 and is just one of the improvements planned for the historic downtown” said G.G. Holmes, Kosciusko Attala Partnership.

The Mississippi Arts Commission, 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, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts,  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.