The Guest Artist Residency Program invites artists from all over the country to Mississippi School of the Arts for the creation of artwork, teaching of workshops and classes, and to perform. All of this is while optionally residing on campus in Elizabeth Cottage. The cottage, built in 1913, boasts full furnishings for guest accommodations. The historic home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Support the Program

The Artist Residency Program requires ongoing support. If you would like to help sponsor an artist to be a part of the program, contact the Executive Director at 601.823.1300. We’re thankful for those who have already donated in a financial way, including those who donated period furniture for Elizabeth Cottage. Would you like to be a part of the Elizabeth Cottage project? All gifts are tax-deductible through the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation.

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Guest Residence

Elizabeth Cottage

Circa 1913

Mississippi School of the Arts restored the historic home of the president for former Whitworth College to its full grandeur. The two-story cottage features 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, with 3 spacious rooms, a dining room, and multi-use kitchen space. Amenities include snacks, washer/dryer, and high-speed Wi-Fi. The restoration was funded by the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation and a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.