Facebook LIVE Event

Thursday, September 17

7:00 pm




Honoring Humanities Work throughout Michigan

On September 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm, Michigan Humanities will honor and celebrate outstanding contributions to the humanities in our state. Join us on Facebook for a live event, when we will recognize individuals and organizations who have advanced the humanities in Michigan through leadership, education and advocacy. What better way to honor and recognize the important work being done in our state?

Michigan Humanities is presenting this years awards in partnership with the team from Under the Radar Michigan.

Would you like to join us as a sponsor? Please contact Carol Taggart, Director of Advancement.


Three awards will be presented to honor and celebrate individuals, organizations and corporations that have made an outstanding contribution to the civic and cultural vitality of the State of Michigan.

All nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Actively promotes understanding and appreciation of the humanities in the community through their work, volunteerism or leadership at cultural, civic, education or other organizations.
  • Exemplary outreach and/or advocacy supporting the humanities and access to the humanities.
  • Significant contribution to the community/state by promoting civil discourse and/or community engagement.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Outstanding Humanities Supporter – Organization or Individual

Recognizes organization or individual that have made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their communities or our state through their active support of and involvement in promoting public humanities.

Humanities Champion of the Year – Individual

The person whose contributions result in outstanding public humanities impact in their community and in our state. An example would be humanities person (teacher, scholar, librarian, cultural leader) who has creatively and successfully brought humanities to the public forum.

Community Impact Partner of the Year

Universities, schools, libraries, community centers and organizations who have brought to life a book, humanities project, discussion or other humanities programs in an innovative or creative way, serving their community and our state. They have championed the value of public humanities and made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of Michigan.

For 2019 Michigan Humanities Award Winners, Click Here


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Founder’s Brewery
Wayne State University

Maner Costerisan
MSU Federal Credit Union
Michigan Humanities Board of Directors

Grand Valley State University

Access – Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Public Policy Associates
Michigan Humanities Emeritus Board Members

Under the Radar – Michigan team!