Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has awarded Michigan Humanities (MH) two grants totaling $140,000. These grants will assist with the funding of two programs produced in partnership between MH and MCACA: the Arts & Humanities Touring Program and Poetry Out Loud.

“We are thrilled to partner with MCACA once again on Poetry Out Loud and the Arts & Humanities Touring Program,” said Jennifer Rupp, Michigan Humanities Acting President and CEO. “This funding allows Michigan Humanities to continue to deliver high-quality cultural programming into schools, libraries and museums in communities across the state”.

The first grant of $120,000 supports the grants and services offered through the Arts & Humanities Touring Program, which offsets the cost of bringing quality performers, musicians, storytellers and humanities presenters into Michigan communities. These grants are open to all Michigan nonprofits and engage Michigan based artists listed in the juried Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.

The second grant of $20,000 supports Poetry Out Loud, a national high school poetry recitation competition that reaches approximately 20,000 students annually. The state competition for Poetry Out Loud will be held in March of 2022.

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 www.michiganbusiness.org/arts or call (517) 241-4011.

About the Michigan Humanities

Michigan Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, opened its doors in 1974 to begin public humanities programming throughout that State of Michigan.

Michigan Humanities has supported nonprofit organizations through grants, programming and leadership over the past 40 plus years. For more information on future programs, upcoming grant opportunities or how you can support these efforts, please visit www.michiganhumanities.org or call (517) 372-7770.