Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $174,806 in grants to 13 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. The 13 projects were selected from 45 eligible applications to the Humanities Grants program, which support projects exploring history, theater, reading, education and community identity in Michigan.

“Humanities Grants are more important than ever to keep vibrant cultural programs in our local communities. These projects not only bring new ideas and unknown perspectives to light, but also attract visitors and support community development throughout the state,” said Shelly Kasprzycki, President and CEO of Michigan Humanities.

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, state, community and identities, and are intended to connect us to Michigan’s rich cultural heritage and historical resources. Spring 2020 Humanities Grant draft proposals are currently being accepted with a final application deadline of March 19, 2020. Visit michiganhumanities.org for additional information.

Fall 2019 project details can be found on the Michigan Humanities website at michiganhumanities.org/humanities-grants. The organizations with award amounts, by county, are listed below.

By County—Fall 2019 Humanities Grant Awards   

Genesee County

Flint Youth Film Festival—Flint Youth Film Festival, $15,000
Youth Arts: Unlocked—HerStory: Unlocked Project $15,000

Kent County

Calvin University—The Undefeated: Presenting Kadir Nelson for Black History Month and Festival of Faith & Writing, $15,000

Ingham County

Michigan State University—Storied Landscapes: Bridging Ecological and Oral Histories on the Corey Marsh Interpretive Trail, $10,718
MSU Museum—Beyond Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics exhibit and programs, $10,000

Lapeer County

Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer—Women’s Suffrage Project, $13,688

Mackinac County

Museum of Ojibwa Culture—Unlocking the Silence/A Path to Empowerment Travelling Exhibit, $15,000

Marquette County

Marquette Regional History Center—The Great Outdoors: The History of Outdoor Recreation in Marquette County, $5,400

Mason County

West Shore Community College—WSCC’s Humankind Series: “Dreams, Promises and Realities: Life in Cuba and the US,” $15,000

Wayne County

Charles H. Wright Museum—Bird Lives! “Yardbird: Conversations,” $15,000
Michigan Opera Theatre—Taking the Stage: The Changing Voice of Opera and Dance, $15,000
Planet Ant Theatre—The Detroit Musical, $15,000