Mississippi Arts Commission’s Folk & Traditional Arts Program Seeks Contract Fieldworker

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The Mississippi Arts Commission’s (MAC) Folk & Traditional Arts program seeks to hire a contractor to identify traditional artists and conduct ethnographic fieldwork in 9 counties of the Northeastern Hill Country region of the state. Those counties include Benton, Union, Pontotoc, Tippah, Alcorn, Prentiss, Lee, Itawamba, and Tishomingo counties. The deadline for application is February 8, 2023.

MAC will Provide Contractor

  • Preliminary contacts in the region
  • Forms for fieldwork (audio/photo logs templates and release forms)
  • If needed, audio recorder and digital camera
  • SD cards, external portable hard drive, batteries  
  • Reimbursements for travel expenses
  • Contractor fee for completed and approved fieldwork and deliverables

The Mississippi Arts Commission was established in 1968 by the Mississippi Legislature as the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in the state. MAC provides funding and technical assistance for arts programming to artists, arts organizations, and educational institutions throughout Mississippi.

The Northeastern Mississippi Hills Folklife Survey is a project of MAC’s Folk & Traditional Arts program and is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Folk & Traditional Arts Director, Maria Zeringue, will manage the fieldwork contract.

Contact information:

Maria Zeringue (Folk & Traditional Arts Director)

​Email: [email protected]

Phone: 601-359-6034

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