Celebrating Michigan Rich Cultural Heritage

Major Grants

The Michigan Humanities Council Major Grant Program emphasizes collaboration among cultural, educational and community-based organizations and institutions in order to serve Michigan’s people with public humanities programming. These grants play a vital role in defining our culture, our state, our community and ourselves, and are intended to connect us to Michigan’s rich cultural heritage and historical resources through initiative that help the people of our state reason together and learn from one another.


Quick and Planning Grants

The Michigan Humanities Council provides support for public humanities programs that fall outside the design and deadline schedules of the major grants program. To help meet these requests and to match humanities resources and professionals with local needs, the Council offers Quick and Planning Grants.


Arts & Humanities Touring Grants

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program awards grants to help support the fees and expenses of touring performers, artists, exhibitors, and humanities presenters listed in Michigan’s 2012–2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.

The Touring Program grants are available to Michigan nonprofit organizations who may request up to 40 percent of presenters’/exhibitors’ fees and travel expenses.  Request for a grant may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four (4) grant applications or request more than $4,000 in a fiscal year (November 1 – October 31).


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