All sponsorships are tax deductible. All sponsors will be acknowledged on the MAAE website, Facebook, Twitter, and media coverage.

This list is updated as new opportunities become available for students in all regions of Mississippi. Last updated: 06/13/2014.

Adopt-A-School: Adopt a school that has expressed interest (through letter of commitment to MAAE) to learn
about Arts Integration. Send an MAAE Teaching Artist team to the school for a day of residency to demonstrate
arts integration with students and for teachers, followed by a faculty debriefing and Arts Integration
Orientation with materials. $750

Adopt-A-Class: Adopt a class at a school of your choice to send students and teachers to a theatre experience matinee performance.$6-7/person

Read for the Record: Purchase children’s literature selections for classrooms where books will be delivered, read with an arts experience to complement the book, and donated to the classroom. $100-500

Link Up: Sponsor students and teachers who are participating in the Link Up Program.

Five symphony orchestras in Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts Commission work as partners in the Carnegie Hall Link Up program. The Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall provides the Link Up music curriculum free to elementary schools, targeting students in grades 4–6.

The program encourages children to sing, compose, play the recorder, and more. Each school that participates is
invited to a culminating concert with a local orchestra where the children listen, perform and participate with
the professional musicians of the orchestra. The participating orchestras include: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, and Tupelo Symphony Orchestra.

  • Purchase recorders for students in one classroom. $100
  • Contribute to school district transportation costs to help defray the cost of hiring a driver and/or purchasing gasoline for a round trip to the concert hall. $25-50
  • Purchase box lunches for a workshop day to train teachers to prepare students for the program. $50 (for lunches for five teachers.)

State Arts Awards: Each year the MAAE celebrates outstanding persons and organizations that support the
arts in education. Each award winner is honored at a celebration with a commissioned piece of Mississippi artwork and a certificate. $250

Visit-A-Museum: Send a class to one of the hands-on museums listed below. Sponsorship includes admission and/or transportation costs. $200

  • Lauren Rogers Museum in Laurel
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport
  • B.B. King Museum and Delta Interactive Center in Indianola
  • Museum of Natural Science in Jackson

Rent-a-Space: Sponsor our “Arts are Nature’s Course…Why have courses without the arts?” advocacy
campaign with a billboard on a highway in Mississippi.

Headricks has bill boards available in Covington, Forrest, Grenada, Hinds, Jones, Lauderdale, and Washington Counties. Vinyl (art, print, install):
$1000; Monthly rate: $300-500

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