Who We Are
To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.
We are a sustainable, passionate, unifying force that is the humanities leader throughout the state.
• Build awareness and excitement for humanities in everyday life.
• Achieve best practices and sustainability for all humanities programs and services in Michigan.
• Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
• Discovery and understanding
• Authentic conversation
• Respectful collaboration
• Meaningful Experiences
We invest in the people of Michigan by creating and sustaining humanities programs that provide us with a deeper understanding of the past, the tools for stronger analysis of the present, or a more informed vision for the future.
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.