Pike School of Art - Mississippi

General information

Brief description of organisation

Pike School of Art – Mississippi (PSA-MS) is a space for interdisciplinary creative experimentation where artists and writers with diverse backgrounds and proficiencies come together and interact in a rural setting in America’s Deep South. PSA-MS offers residencies, workshops, talks, and space for art-making and discursive research. Activities take place in and near the city of McComb and the town of Summit in Pike County, Mississippi.

PSA-MS encourages artwork and curatorial or writing projects that create articulations about or in response to the Deep South, including Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s histories of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies and Europeans’ early relationship with the indigenous populations. Projects about the ongoing African-American struggle to achieve full participation in American society are especially welcome.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

We are pleased to announce the next Pike School of Art - Mississippi (PSA-MS) residency.

Except for the last two days of the residency, which take place in New Orleans, you will stay in a cabin in Percy Quin State Park, just a few miles from McComb, Mississippi. The setting is rustic but your accommodations will be comfortable and self-contained. Complete kitchens include utensils and dishes. (No microwaves.) The cabins have heat and air conditioning, and most have wood-burning fireplaces.

You will share a cabin – and possibly a bathroom – with one or two other people but your bedroom will be private. Other residents will be in nearby cabins, allowing collaboration and social interaction.

Several day trips are planned, all designed to enhance an understanding of the South, its history and its culture. Residents are of course welcome to participate in these outings (entrance fees and lunches are included) but they are merely an option and not a requirement.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Other: Rural with two days in New Orleans

  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Private Cabin/House

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

McComb is served by Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train, with daily service from New Orleans to the south and Memphis and Chicago to the north. PSA-MS will meet you at the McComb depot.

By plane

The nearest airport is in Jackson (JAN), though more flight options are likely available through New Orleans International (MSY). PSA-MS can arrange pickup from either airport for a modest fee.

By car

From the south or north: Take I-55 to Exit 13 in Mississippi, then follow the signs to Percy Quin State Park.

Nearest airport

New Orleans International

Contact information

Pike School of Art - Mississippi
PO Box 446
39666 Summit
United States of America


Phone: 601.680.0342

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