Starkville Area Arts Council offers a number of programs and submission opportunities, from the annual Cotton District Arts Festival to period calls for submissions posted throughout the year. All applications are now taken online - no more postage, no more CDs or DVDs, and no more printing and lost materials!

Submission requirements vary widely for each of our programs. So, please be sure to read all instructions (and make sure you are submitting to the right program)!

Join our newsletter list, or check here from time to time, to see what calls may be open.

PLEASE NOTE: Submittable may be best viewed on a Desktop or through the Submittable Phone App.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: SAAC is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, operation of programs, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the public, all members of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and artist communities.

We expect all SAAC & CDAF board members, volunteers, participants, vendors, and grantees to follow the same community-engagement policy.

Starkville Area Arts Council awards youth summer scholarships for art-related programs in performing arts, music (choral or instrumental), applied arts, visual arts, or creative writing. Funds may be used for lessons, camps, workshops, auditions, or any activity that builds artistic development. All awards are paid directly to the camp or program for the benefit of the student.

Applicants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 and reside in Oktibbeha County. Applicants may not be currently enrolled in or attending college. One recommendation letter is required. The letter should address the student’s commitment and skill level. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Parents & Guardians should sign this form on behalf of students who are under 18. Decisions are based primarily upon merit, although a student’s need will also be considered. The applicant should be thoughtful and specific when answering the 3 questions below.

Deadline for submissions: submitted or postmarked on/before April 1, 2019.

Starkville Area Arts Council awards small grants to teachers and administrators for innovative K-12 projects in the arts (or arts education) that incorporate visual arts, music, theatre, dance, or literature into class curriculum. Grants up to $200 are awarded for specific classroom projects and grants up to $500 are awarded for more general projects that affect multiple classes or an entire school. Teachers or administrators may apply. Funds are paid to the teacher or administrator for the benefit of the project, absent extenuating circumstances. 

Projects must be completed within the 2018-2019 academic year OR before May 31, 2019, whichever comes first.

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