Who We Are
The Michigan Humanities Council connects people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs.
In carrying out its mission, the Council encourages and supports, through advocacy, fundraising and community engagement, a variety of activities which bring humanities scholars and the public together to examine culture.
The Michigan Humanities Council will be known as a unifying force throughout Michigan, whose programs help people connect with one another and the places where they live, by fostering a greater understanding and engagement in the cultures, histories, and values which tell us who we were, are, and hope to be.
Programs, Grants and More
As part of our mission, the Michigan Humanities Council awards grants for public humanities and cultural programs; conducts public humanities and cultural projects of statewide importance; initiates collaborations and partnerships to broaden and strengthen the organizational and institutional base for the humanities in Michigan; and provides the humanities with leadership and a public voice in Michigan. Learn more about Grant Writing with this video.
What We Do
Support Michigan Humanities Council
You can help us ensure that the humanities remain an integral part of Michigan life for years to come with a donation to MHC. It’s thanks to folks like you that we can continue connecting people through the humanities across the state. Thank You!
Poetry Out Loud 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 School Champions. State Finals will be held on March 2-3, 2017 in Lansing. Join us at the Lansing Center on Friday, March 3 to see our next State Champion selected!
Museum on Main Street – Water/Ways applications are now available
Our next Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition is Water/Ways, an exhibit that explores the critical role that water plays in our lives. Water/Ways will visit six selected small cities in Michigan. The exhibit began traveling in June 2018 and will close in April 2019, stopping at each site for an six-week period. Read about Water/Ways and review our application online.