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 for each program. So, 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 is best viewed on a desktop or through the Submittable 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.

To honor its 25th year, SAAC is creating an Arts & Culture Cookbook that will incorporate the arts, culture, and history of Starkville, Forks & Corks, and CDAF. We want your help! We want a title and proposal for cover art!

To submit a TITLE use this form! 

The theme is simple: what represents Starkville's arts and culture?

To submit recipes, stories, and photos for the CONTENT of the book, visit www.starkvillearts.net/25thanniversary

Cover art may be submitted through another form in our submittable portal

To honor its 25th year, SAAC is creating an Arts & Culture Cookbook that will incorporate the arts, culture, and history of Starkville, Forks & Corks, and CDAF. We want your help! We want a title and proposal for cover art!
To submit COVER ART proposals use this form!
The theme is simple: what represents Starkville's arts and culture?
To submit recipes, stories, and photos for the CONTENT of the book, visit www.starkvillearts.net/25thanniversary
Titles may be submitted through another form in our submittable portal

*ORGANIZATIONS requesting funds: please use our general grant request form instead*

Inspired by the 1930's Works Progress Administration and the #StayAtHomeFestMS, we're creating a new submission opportunity for artists! Have an idea? Need a micro-grant? Use this form to submit!

Please be sure to read all instructions here:  http://www.starkvillearts.net/grants.html 

SAAC Interns help organize a wide range of arts-related publicity, calendar, and communication needs. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a consistent, organized strategy to communicate a wide range of arts and culture events to a diverse audience. This will include use of social media, newsletters, website updates, press releases, and various other touch points. These roles may be adjusted as needed, and each internship will have the opportunity to write one or more blog articles on arts-related topics. Preference given to current MSU undergraduates. This position is currently unpaid, but may be eligible for academic credit.

Requirements -

  • Excellent verbal/writing skills.
  • Efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role as well as the mission of SAAC.
  • 10 hours/week for an academic term, but flexible with student’s schedule.

For 2019-2020, there are 1-2 positions available.

Are you a potter, painter, photographer... or any other artist? Interested in a reading or a one-person show or submitting a mural?

SHARE YOUR WORK WITH SAAC!

Send us your best work (images you provide must represent the work you wish to submit). We'll take a look at what you've got and follow up with you if we see potential fit with one of our programs!

Each year, Starkville Area Arts Council has a small pool of discretionary funds that are awarded to support art projects or art organizations in Oktibbeha County, MS. Awards may be used for anything that aligns with one of our two program areas (Art Education & Outreach or Creative Economy) and that fits our mission to build a strong, creative, connected community through art.

Funds must be used within SAAC's current fiscal year. The Board has ultimate discretion to deviate from its own guidelines in order to satisfy its mission or comply with legal requirements.

Applications will be accepted until all funds have been allocated OR until February 28, 2021, whichever comes first. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Decisions will be made on a quarterly basis, so please plan accordingly.

Starkville Area Arts Council