Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $204,284 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. The 16 projects were selected from 48 eligible applications to Humanities Grants, 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, virtually and in-person, help to support community development throughout the state and spark collaboration on new ideas,” 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. Fall 2020 Humanities Grant draft proposals are currently being accepted with a final application deadline of August 27, 2020. Visit michiganhumanities.org for additional information.

Spring 2020 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—Spring 2020 Humanities Grant Awards

Berrien County
Long Haul Productions—Transformation-Southwest Michigan Communities Face the Pandemic, $15,000

Cass County
Underground Railroad Society of Cass County—Underground Railroad Days 2020, $12,000

Charlevoix County
Beaver Island Historical Society—Who Was Here Before You?, $15,000
Raven Hill Discovery Center—Labor Days-A History of Work, $15,000

Emmet County
Crooked Tree Arts Council—Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, $15,000

Houghton County
Copper Country Community Arts Center—Letterpress Printing Interpretive Program, $3,260
Michigan Tech. University Archives—From the Rink to the Repository—100 Years of Michigan Tech Hockey, $12,250

Mecosta County
Artworks: Big Rapids—A Tribute to Willful Women, $4,774

Oakland County
Detroit Public Television Foundation—Interfaith in Action, $15,000

Ottawa County
Hope College—The Little Read Lakeshore, $15,000

Saginaw County
Saginaw Valley State University—2021 Theodore Roethke Poetry and Arts Festival, $15,000

Wayne County
A Host of People—Death of Cleopatra, $15,000
Detroit Public Theatre—Considering the Carceral State, $15,000
Eastern Michigan University—Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists Exhibition, $15,000
Matrix Theatre Company—The Race Detroit, $15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit—Considering Our Stories Program Series, $7,000

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