B.B. King Museum Receives MAC Grant

B.B. King Museum Receives MAC Grant

B.B. King Museum Receives MAC Grant


Contact: Malika Polk-Lee, Executive Director 

662-887-9539, mpolk_lee@bbkingmuseum.org

Date: 07/07/2021


(Jackson, MS) – B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center of Indianola, has been awarded a $24,000.00 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.4 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2022 and will be used to support the B.B. King Museum operations. MAC grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The state’s arts community has displayed such resiliency during tumultuous times, and we are very pleased to provide support to these worthy organizations,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “These funds will help organizations recover from the past year and build upon their successes for future arts-based programming. MAC awards annual grants to individuals and organizations in nearly every area of the state, helping broaden the reach of arts to serve the state’s diverse population.”

The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to the establishment of a museum (and Delta Interpretive Center) honoring B. B. King. Through the story of B.B. King, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center empowers, unites and heals through music, art and education and shares with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. The Museum sees its role not just as preserver of history, but also as a place for the community to convene to discuss, learn, explore important issues and have fun together. 

The Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. 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 for Mississippi and other private sources. For more information, visit www.arts.ms.gov. 

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov.