Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $151,280 in grants to 12 organizations in support of public humanities programming. The 12 projects explore a range of humanities-topics and include exhibitions, community programming, filmmaking, speaker events, and storytelling.

“We are very pleased to announce the Fall Humanities Grants for 2021,” said Jennifer Rupp, Acting President & CEO. “The organizations involved will bring creative and important public humanities work to their communities. We look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition.”

Humanities Grants award up to $15,000 per project to Michigan nonprofits doing work to support cultural, educational, and community-based public programming with a humanities element. These grants play a vital role in sharing our diverse culture, our state, our community and identities, and are intended to connect us to Michigan’s rich cultural heritage and historical resources.

Fall 2021 project details can be found on the Michigan Humanities website. The organizations with award amounts are listed below.

Fall 2021 Humanities Grant Awards

Eastern Michigan University—Muriel Rukeyser’s Houdini and the Public Role of Poetry, $11,900.00

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities—On the Table (OTT): Stories of Food and Change, $15,000

Keiga Foundation—Advancing Children’s Cultural Literacy in Michigan, $15,000

LGBT Detroit—Come Out! In Detroit, $15,000

Mason County District Library—Shifting Landscapes, $15,000

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit—Courage, Culture and Creativity, $15,000

Northern Michigan University—Revealing Historical Collections of the Upper Peninsula, $8,230

PuppetART—PuppetART Conservatory, $15,000

Shiawassee Arts Council—Pictorial History of Owosso Exhibition, $15,000

The Vagrancy—BLOSSOMING: a new play reading series, $5,050

Western Michigan University, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability—Eco-Cultural Applications of “Two-Eyed Seeing” in Great Lakes Lands, Waters, and Communities, $15,000

Writers Series of Traverse City—Jason Reynolds: Starting the Conversation about Race and Discrimination, $6,100