Coming Soon…

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 temporarily residing on campus in Elizabeth Cottage. The cottage, built in 1913, will boast full furnishings for guest accommodations. The historic home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mississippi School of the Arts is currently in the process of restoring the historic home of the president for former Whitworth College. The two-story home features 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, with 3 spacious rooms, a dining room, and multi-use kitchen. The restoration is being funded by the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation and a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

SEE ARTICLE: MSA Receives Grant for Elizabeth Cottage Restoration

How You Can Help

There are many ways to help support this project. Many have already donated financially and have provided period furniture (a lot of which are antique) for refurnishing the cottage. Do you wish to help support MSA with this project? Contact us today! All donations are tax-deductible through the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation.

Call MSA at 601.823.1300 or email We’ll be glad to discuss your options! Thank you for your support!



Elizabeth Cottage

Circa 1913