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American Democracy Examined in New Smithsonian Exhibit

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the selected host sites for the 2021–2022 tour of a national Smithsonian Institution exhibition, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America. The exhibition examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of,...

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Michigan Humanities receives two grants totaling $140,000

Okemos—Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has awarded Michigan Humanities (MH) two grants totaling $140,000. These grants will assist with the funding of two programs produced in partnership between MH and MCACA: the Arts & Humanities Touring...

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Michigan Humanities Statewide Award Winners Announced

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the award winners for the 2020 Michigan Humanities Award. The winner come from across the state: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Holland, St. Ignace and Pickford, showing the range of the wonderful work being...

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Michigan Humanities Announces Statewide Virtual Awards!

Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2020 Michigan Humanities Awards, presented virtually on Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm.  In partnership with Under the Radar Michigan, awards are presented to humanities professionals from across the state. For...

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Job Posting: Programs and Communications Coordinator

THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED. Updated July 30, 2020. - - - - - - - - - - POSITION TITLE: Programs & Communications Coordinator REPORTS TO: President/CEO STATUS: Non-Exempt /19 hours per week / At Will. Employee benefits include pro-rated paid time off (PTO), and...

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Information on Michigan Humanities and COVID-19

Please know that Michigan Humanities (MH) is working to continue to serve the state of Michigan and to accept, review, and process grant applications and awards. Whether working at our headquarters in Okemos or remotely, MH staff will be available to answer questions...

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Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Finals Postponed

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in Michigan and recommendations on preventative measures from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals event has been postponed. The competition was...

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Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki Featured in Fall Humanities Magazine

The Great Recession hit Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki’s hometown of Jackson, Michigan, hard. Before she became president and CEO of Michigan Humanities, she was director of Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanities and witnessed firsthand how the city’s working poor were...

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2019-20 Great Michigan Read to launch in Flint

Michigan Humanities’ statewide program features “What the Eyes Don’t See,” by Mona Hanna-Attisha Communities across the state are invited to take part in Michigan Humanities’ 2019-20 Great Michigan Read, a statewide reading and discussion program featuring the book...

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Registration open for statewide high school poetry competition

Michigan Humanities has opened registration for the 2019-20 Poetry Out Loud program, a poetry recitation competition for high school students. Poetry Out Loud helps students learn about poetry while mastering public speaking skills and building self-confidence. “We...

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