Thursday, December 1

MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION OFFERING FOLK ART APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS FOR FOODWAYS PRACTITIONERS

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is now offering their Folk Art Apprenticeship Grants to foodways practitioners. From the MAC website:

MAC recognizes the creativity and cultural significance of foodways to the history and identity of Mississippians. The program honors foodways artists who make dishes that are directly related to the soil and climate of the state, or to the ethnic and regional heritage of their families or communities. Whether you are frying fish, rolling dough, stuffing tamales or canning figs (or something in between), MAC encourages you to share your expertise by participating in the Apprenticeship program.

The very first culinary apprenticeship grant was awarded to Julian Brunt of Biloxi, MS.

If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for the $2,000 grant, please visit the MAC website for more information.

To learn more about some of the foodways stories we've collected in our home state as part of our oral history initiative, visit our Oral History Project Index.