(Jackson, Miss) — The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation of Jackson, MS has been awarded a $2,100.00 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission will award in 2018-2019 and will be used to expand the Being Belhaven Art Series in 2019. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“The Mississippi Arts Commission supports arts activities in nearly every corner of the state through grants to arts organizations, schools, communities and units of government,” 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.”
Greater Belhaven Foundation, a non-profit group governed by a board of directors, works to improve and revitalize the area through long-range planning, economic restructuring, historic preservation, green space enhancement, and quality of life. The Being Belhaven Arts Series began in 2010 and was conceptualized as a way to bring neighbors together with other Jackson communities to experience the arts in an outdoor greenspace setting.