Partners for the Arts

Partners for the Arts

The Departments of Art and Design, Theatre, Dance, English, and the School of Music are grateful to the Partners for the Arts, through whose generous support we are able to bring our exhibitions, plays, musicals, dance concerts, fiction and poetry readings, and recitals to the public. The scholarships they have provided to students have been invaluable, and their contributions to bringing visiting artists to campus help us expose our students to new worlds. 

A Message from the Chair

It is my privilege to serve as your 2014-2015 chair of Partners for the Arts. Partners is the alliance between our community and University's Departments of Art and Design, Dance, Theatre, English and the School of Music. Our primary goals are to support and enhance the arts, promote arts education, and expand access to regional, national and international arts events and artists. Partners provides financial support to help fund numerous activities through the year, to include individual grants, student scholarships and art education.

As Partners begins our 17th year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and ask for your continued involvement. If you are not yet a member, I invite you to join by completing our membership application. As a Partners member, you will receive incitations to Partners-only receptions and events throughout the year and other mailings to assure that you never miss an opportunity to enjoy arts events of interest to you.

Raising community awareness of the wonderful opportunities that are open to the public is just one of the many contributions and goals of our organization. Join us today and know that your contribution is part of the overall success of the arts taking Southern Miss to the top!

Linda Boutwell


For more information on Partners for the Arts and how you can get involved, please contact Kelly Naylor:

118 College Drive #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001