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University of Mississippi

Estrada and Fuqua Receive Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

Visual Resources Specialist & Gallery Curator, Frank Estrada, has been awarded the Artist Mini-Grant this year from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Instructional Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Museum Studies, Kariann Fuqua, has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

These grants are a portion of the more than $1.65 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023. MAC grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Our arts community is incredible, and we are very pleased to provide even more grants to artists throughout the state, nearly twice as many as last year,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “Mississippi’s artistic legacy was built through the talents of its exceptionally creative citizens. These funds help support the next generation of amazing artists and ensure that the story of artistic excellence in our state lives on.”

The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote arts education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. MAC is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, and other private sources. For more information, visit

For information about the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Ellie Banks, Communications Director, at 601-359-6546 or