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Announcing Third Coast Conversations Grant Recipients

The Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the communities and organizations awarded $5,000 through the Third Coast Conversations: Dialogues about Water in Michigan program, an initiative made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities....

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Program and Grant Survey

TAKE OUR SURVEY Share your thoughts on our grants and programs! This 24 question survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please help us review our grants and programs and determine what changes you would like to see in our offerings around the state! As a...

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NEH Chair, Jon Parrish Peede, Visits Michigan

The Detroit Public Library is holding a special session with National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede on Thursday, April 12th at 4:30 pm at the Main Branch.  Chairman Peede will be meeting library patrons and guests, and talking...

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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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Detroit News Letter: Don’t cut humanities funding

The proposed federal budget calls for elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities — and in turn, the Michigan Humanities. With one decision, 50 years of essential federal-state-local partnerships in Michigan and throughout the nation and its territories...

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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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