Michigan Humanities Council Awards $170,619 in Grants for Cultural Programming

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $170,619 in grants to 12 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each agency was required to present matching cash or inkind cost share, bringing an additional $290,603 to the table. This major grant cycle, the Humanities Grants, support projects exploring history, poetry, reading, education and community identity.

Shelly Kasprzycki, Executive Director of Michigan Humanities said, “Humanities Grants are more critical than ever to keep quality cultural programs in our local communities. We are so impressed with the human stories that come to life with these projects.”

Humanities Grants are awarded to Michigan nonprofits in support of cultural, educational and community-based 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.

Humanities Grants will be offered again in the spring of 2018. Draft proposals and application are now open and will close on March 15, 2018. Please visit www.michiganhumanities.org, or contact James Nelson, Grants Officer, for additional information.

Michigan Humanities received 43 eligible applications for review in its fall 2017 deadline cycle. The organizations with award amounts, by county, are listed below.

County Listing – 2017 Humanities Grant Awards

Alpena County
Friends of the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, $15,000

Bay County
Saginaw Valley State University, $15,000

Houghton County
Michigan Technological University, $15,000

Kalamazoo County
Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, $12,000

Macomb County
Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, $15,000

Mackinac County
Museum of Ojibwa Culture, $15,000

Marquette County
Northern Michigan University, $11,119

Muskegon County
Muskegon Museum of Art, $15,000

Oakland County
Troy Historical Society, $15,000

Washtenaw County
Wild Swan Theater, $15,000

Wayne County
Lawrence Technological University, $12,500

Wayne County
Michigan Opera Theatre, $15,000About the Michigan Humanities

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