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Grant Workshop Events

Have questions about grant opportunities from the Michigan Humanities Council? Interested in learning more about howyour organization might propose a successful project?

Mark your calendars for one of our winter 2015 Grant Workshops!

  • Delta College Humanities Learning Center, Room S105, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710. January 23, 1-2 pm.
  • MSU Community Music School, Room 230, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. February 6, 1-3 pm.
  • Muskegon Museum of Art (auditorium), 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440, February 10, 1-3 pm
  • Polish Mission, Galeria (Building 8), 3535 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, MI 48324. February 13, 2-4 pm.
  • Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707. February 19, 2-4 pm.
  • Pickford Community Library, 230 E. Main Street, Pickford, MI 49774. February 20, 10 am-12 pm.

Each year, the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) awards nearly $1 million to nonprofits throughout Michigan to support a wide variety of humanitiesbased content. These grants provide funds needed for programming including literary festivals, author tours, lectures, digital projects,
community conversations, film projects, exhibitions, and more.

Michigan Humanities Council Grants Officers will discuss all MHC’s grant opportunities including:

  • Humanities Grants, which support larger public humanities events and programs with up to $15,000.
  • Planning Grants, up to $1,000, are available to provide assistance needed during the planning stage of a grant proposal. It is expected that all planning grant recipients will apply for a Humanities Grant.
  • Quick Grants are available to support projects associated with MHC programs such as the Great Michigan Read, and are also used to help fund other local humanities programs. These grants can help cover costs up to $500.
  • Touring Grants provide support for touring performers, artists, exhibitors, and humanities presenters listed in Michigan’s 2012-2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory to attend local nonprofit venues. These grants cover up to 40% of the presenters’ fees and travel expenses, up to $3,000.
  • Heritage Grants, our newest program, provides up to $25,000 for grassroots groups, community organizations, and other nonprofits to explore local histories of race and cultural identity in Michigan. These projects might take the form of exhibits, oral histories, community conversations, etc.

The workshop will discuss each of these opportunities in greater depth, focusing on the specific requirements and goals of each program. There will be time for participants to ask questions and discuss their ideas.

Please RSVP to Joe Cialdella, jcialdella@mihumanities.org, with the date/location you’d like to attend. All workshops are free and open to the public.

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