Funds will Help the Museum in its Effort to Inspire and Cultivate the Next Generation of Music Innovators

Press Release updated: Aug 22, 2018 10:00 CDT

CLEVELAND, Miss., August 22, 2018 – GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi has been awarded a $26,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the commission will award in 2017-2018 and will be used to further the museum’s operational efforts. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

“We are so grateful to be awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission grant,” said GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Executive Director Emily Havens. “Having the funding needed to operate our museum more efficiently and effectively helps optimize our visitors' experience.”

“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.”

We are so grateful to be awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission grant. Having the funding needed to operate our museum more efficiently and effectively helps optimize our visitors' experience.

Emily Havens

Executive Director

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.

For information on the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Anna Ehrgott, communications director, 601.359.6546 or [email protected] GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is located at 800 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, Mississippi, 38732.

About GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

Developed by the Cleveland Music Foundation — a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 — the 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute's Entertainment Industry Studies program, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Affiliated with the Recording Academy™, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi's songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.

For more information, visit GRAMMYMuseumMS.org, “like” GRAMMY Museum Mississippi on Facebook and follow @GRAMMYMuseumMS on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT:

NaCherrie L. Cooper
Marketing & Communications Manager
T. 662.441.0104
[email protected]

Source: GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

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