Thank You for your Support
Mississippi School of Folk Arts is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and a registered charity in the state of Mississippi. We rely on donations from the community to offer free programming to continue to introduce the arts to members of our community. We are thankful for those who are willing and able to donate financially to our organization, it is deeply appreciated by our volunteer board.
Do you want to help us bring more programming to the community? You can donate in several ways, through PayPal by clicking below or you may mail a check to MSFA, P.O. Box 696, Natchez, MS 39121. You may also contact us to provide a scholarship to a student for any of our courses or to sponsor an event.
Other Ways to Help
Did you know you can help support the arts in other ways? You may have items you are no longer using on our wish list of needed studio items. We can accept gently used items still in working condition or new items, either those you have which have never been used or those which you may wish to purchase for us. These are listed below. To arrange a donation please call or text 601-493-4242.
Studio Wishlist Items:
One, Three, & Five Gallon Buckets with Lids
Towels, Washcloths, Rags
Cardboard Tubes of all sizes (not toilet paper tubes)
Art Supplies & Papers
Sturdy Plant Holders with Casters (for ease of moving buckets)
Electric or Induction Burner Cooktop (120 V, 1300-1800W)
Stainless Steel Cookware and Large Pots
Stainless Steel and Plastic Cooking Utensils
Fabric, Yarn, Thread & String
Vintage Papers and Ephemera for collage
PomPoms, Rickrack, Trims and other notions
Beads and Buttons
Metal or Enamel Trays, Plastic Lunchroom Trays
Studio Tools and Equipment
Uncut Matboard and Matboard Frames
Do you have any of these items you've been meaning to clean out? Or other similar items which may be useful for outreach programs and bringing art to the community? Please email us to let us know how you can help and if we are a good fit for your donation. Thank you.
We are able to provide service hours to high school students who would like to contribute to the community. We have opportunities for helpers during events, as teaching aides, to help with the day to day operations, and for times when we need a little extra help around the studios for bigger tasks and chores. We are able to work with high school interns to work with a member mentor in the area they are interested in in exchange for help in the studios as well. High school students who want to volunteer or who would like to find out more about internships should text 601-493-4242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the best way they can be a part of things.
In addition to student volunteers, we can use your help in other ways too! We need volunteers so our events run smoothly, including everything from set up and clean up to behind the scenes work to helpful folks who would like to be there during events to be sure everything goes off without a hitch. We need help with a host of other small daily details as well. Please contact us if you would like to help keep our day to day operations running smoothly or if you would like to help with a specific event.