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Community Arts Grants Program
For Individual Artists & Arts Organizations

 The Community Arts Grants Program offers financial and technical assistance to arts organizations and artists in Meridian and Lauderdale County.  Goals of the program are:


  • To foster a vital and resourceful arts community.

  • To provide cultural and arts education opportunities for every school in our community.

  • To increase collaboration between arts organizations, schools, and local colleges and universities.

  • To encourage a community that is involved in and strengthened through the arts.

  • To promote arts and cultural programs/projects that increase public art education and awareness.


The Community Arts Grants Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations such as arts organizations, neighborhood associations, schools, colleges, universities, and public and social service agencies.  Grants are awarded for program support and special project support, such as collaborations with arts organizations and artists, programs reaching low-to-moderate income audiences and other special needs. 

In addition to issuing grants, the Community Arts Grants Program provides assistance to artists, arts administrators, and volunteers through workshops, published materials, consultations and individual artist’s grants.

Funding for the Community Arts Program is partially provided by the Meridian Council for the Arts, the City of Meridian, the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, and the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Grant Application Deadline closed Jan. 14, 2022

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