The Michigan Humanities, in partnership with Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is now 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 Michigan nonprofit organizations to help offset the cost of bringing high-quality cultural performers and artists to communities and schools. Michigan’s Arts & Humanities Touring Directory includes 175 of the state’s top presenters and performers in dance, music, storytelling, theater, exhibitions, authors/poets and much more!  Visit our online directory for details on these performers.

“The performers and presenters listed in the Touring Directory are some of the best in the state,” said Jan Fedewa, Executive Director.  “We are pleased to offer grant support to help schools and nonprofits bring these outstanding performers and presenters to their venue.”

The Arts & Humanities Touring Grants help cover up to 40 percent of a performer/artist’s 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 grant cycle. Eligible events must occur between December 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

For guidelines and more information on the Arts & Humanities Touring Program, visit, or contact Karen Rhodes at (517) 372-7770 or

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 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 or call (517) 241-4011.