Maben woman awarded MAC grant

From Press, Staff Reports


Fashion designer Linda Kay Parker Young of Maben has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for website development.

The grant is a portion of the $1.27 million in funding awarded to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2014.

These funds were awarded 40 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will be awarded to 124 different organizations and schools, and 41 individual artists.

“The Mississippi Arts Commission is delighted to announce the FY2014 grant recipients,” stated Sallye Killebrew, interim executive director of MAC.

“We are thankful to the Mississippi Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of this agency and our work to assist artists, schools, and arts organizations across this state. This is a true testament to the continued partnership between MAC, the Mississippi Legislature, Gov. Phil Bryant, our partners at the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous arts supporters from across Mississippi, said Killebrew.”

The applications from the grantees were reviewed by a group of panelists with artistic, managerial and educational expertise. MAC’s board of commissioners reviewed the panelists’ recommendations before making final funding decisions.

Young, of Berry Road in Clay County, is the founder of Kingdom Line Clothing and Linda Kay Custom Apparel. She participated in the New York Talent Convention in New York and won the Mississippi Top Fashion Designer Award in 2004.

Kingdom Line Clothing ( specializes in custom-made women’s apparels and accessories.