Pike School of Art – MS (PSA_MS) cultivates interdisciplinary creative experimentation in the context of where artists and writers with diverse backgrounds and proficiencies come together and interact in a rural setting in America’s Deep South. PSA-MS will offer residencies, workshops, talks, and space for art-making and discursive research. Activities began in late 2015.

PSA-MS encourages artwork and curatorial or writing projects that create articulations about 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.