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Michigan Humanities Receives Two Grants Totaling $140,000

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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PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere for THE VIETNAM WAR

 A Landmark Documentary Event by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ARLINGTON, VA; April 12, 2017  -- THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide. The first...

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2017–18 Great Michigan Read Announced

“X: A Novel” by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon Michigan Humanities is announcing the sixth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect us as Michiganians by deepening our...

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NEH Funding

Dear Friends of NEH: Today the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. This budget requests no funding from Congress for NEH for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1. We are greatly saddened to...

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Michigan Selects its Poetry Out Loud Student Champion

The 2017 National Finals will be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. The semifinals and finals will be webcast live. Cheer on our State Champion MaryKate Wright from Owosso High School on Tuesday, April 25 - 1:00 p.m. -...

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Meijer Donates $50,000 for 2017-18 Great Michigan Read

Michigan Humanities (MH) is pleased to announce that it was the recipient of a $50,000 award from Meijer to sponsor the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read. The donation will be used toward general program funding – such as books, program and promotion materials, and author...

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MH Awards 8 Prime Time Grants Statewide totaling $38,000

The Michigan Humanities (MH) is pleased to announce grant awards for the Prime Time Family Reading Time program to 8 Michigan libraries for the Fall of 2016.  MH grants totaling $38,000 are given to support this program. “The Council is pleased to present this family...

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Art. Humanity. Survival.

On Tuesday, May 17, be a part of this unique collaboration between the Michigan Humanities, the DSO, and Planterra! Join us for an evening of chamber music and spoken word in the lush environment of Planterra. A DSO string quartet performs works you help select and...

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Michigan Selects its Poetry Out Loud Student Champion

Lyndon DeFoe of University High School Academy in Southfield, was named the 2016 Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Champion after a day-long recitation competition at The Library of Michigan/Michigan Historical Center in Lansing on March 4. DeFoe took top honors among 33...

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MH Announces New Executive Director

The Michigan Humanities Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce its new Executive Director. Shelly Kasprzycki began serving as the Executive Director on January 4, 2016. Ms. Kasprzycki is a long-time non-profit leader with over the last 25 years of...

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