On November 3, the Michigan Humanities, through partnership with Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, will begin accepting online applications for Arts & Humanities Touring Grants from all Michigan nonprofit organizations. These grants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is exhausted.

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program awards grants to help offset the cost of bringing high-quality cultural performers and artists, listed in the Touring Directory, into schools and communities for events. Michigan’s Arts & Humanities Touring Directory includes 121 of the state’s top presenters and performers – such as storytellers, assembly groups, re-enactors, poets and musicians.

The Touring grants help cover up to 40 percent of a performer/presenters fees and travel expense. Grant requests may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four applications or request more than $4,000 in a fiscal year (Nov. 1 – Oct. 31).

Applicants must have at least 100 percent cost share (match) for Touring grant awards. Grantee cost share (match) is the total dollar value of both cash and in-kind contributions of the sponsoring organization. Eligible events must occur between December 1, 2016 and August 30, 2017. Events outside these dates are not eligible for a Touring Grant.

For guidelines and more information on the Arts & Humanities Touring Program, visit www.michiganhumanities.org, or contact Karen Rhodes at (517) 372-7770 or krhodes@mihumanities.org.

About the Michigan Humanities

The Michigan Humanities is a private, nonprofit organization created to foster a better understanding of each other and our state through local cultural, historical and literary experiences for all. The Council was founded in 1974 and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and individual donors. For more information on future programs, upcoming grant opportunities or how you can support these efforts, please visit www.michiganhumanities.org or call (517) 372-7770.

About the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. It is Michigan’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs was created in 1991 by Executive Order as the state agency that administers arts and cultural grant appropriations, sets arts and cultural goals, and establishes and facilitates communication networks. For more information, visit www.michiganadvantage.org/arts or call (517) 241-4011.