The Michigan Humanities Council brings scholars and the public together to create enlightening programs that help us better understand our nation, our state, our community and ourselves.
The Great Michigan Read
The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a community reading program for the entire state. The program encourages Michiganians to learn more about their state, their history and their society by focusing on a single work of Michigan literature.
Arts & Humanities Media Project
The Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs partner with Michigan Public Media to create and broadcast radio and television reports exploring the importance of arts and culture in Michigan life.
Arts & Humanities Touring Program
The Arts & Humanities Touring Program, provides Michigan nonprofits with a wide variety of cultural programming including dance, music, storytelling, theater, tradition bearers and visual arts. A joint project of the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud embraces the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the Michigan Humanities Council, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Poetry Foundation, and Michigan Youth Arts..
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time®
PRIME TIME®is a humanities-based family program focusing on reading, discussion, and storytelling that takes place in public libraries. This six- to eight-week program helps parents and children become better readers and active public library users. PRIME TIME® is a partnership with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association, and Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Way We Worked
The Way We Worked is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit that explores the importance of work in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environment over the past 150 years.