Mississippi Center for Cultural Production

The Mississippi Center for Cultural Production is a space to facilitate the research, development, marketing, and commerce of agricultural products – through film, photography, audio stories, small and large scale agriculture, and culinary arts – that speaks to the history and future of the Utica community. The MCCP will promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency of low- and moderate-income people through education, technical assistance, training, and mentoring in agribusiness. Additionally, it will work with the community to create an advocacy base to lobby and establish increased broadband access in this rural community – a key to sustainable community development in the 21st century.

Mother in Mississippi 
photo by Melisa Cardona
Mother in Mississippi photo by Melisa Cardona

Community Engaged Design Process

The MCCP will partner with the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio to work with local residents to inform its development.

Summer Series Learning Lab

The MCCP will provide digital media, the production of agriculture, personal financial, and business development information and training for local youth and adult residents throughout the summer.

Rural Broadband Advocacy

The MCCP will partner with state and national advocacy organizations to advocate for greater access to broadband in rural communities.