Michigan Humanities Council Newsletter

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Tonight (Feb. 3) on Detroit TV Channel 56, InsideOut Literary Arts Project will be featured in a 20-minute segment.

A Poet in Every Classroom will show Detroit Filmmaker Joel Silvers and Wayne State University film student Eric Daniel as they explore the work of InsideOut Literary Arts Project and its City Wide Poets Program as they teach poetry and self expression to area youth.

The 20-minute segment will begin airing at 9:40 p.m., immediately following the Friday Night Film Festival.

Learn more about InsideOut: www.insideoutdetroit.org


Major Grants Deadline

The Spring deadline for major grants is quickly approaching. Drafts are due Feb. 27 and final applications are due March 15. For more information, visit www.michiganhumanities.org or call the Council at (517) 372-7770.



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Historic Village Tackles Cultural Awareness

Historic Village Tackles Cultural Awareness through Lectures, Workshops
A booming city since the 1960s, Troy represents a variety of cultures from around the world. With a population of 81,000, more than 80 languages are spoken in the area and represent countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Japan, the Philippines and more. With its diverse culture, one organization is making it their mission to raise cultural awareness in the community.
Poetry Out Loud

Kelly StecSave the Date for 2011-12 Poetry Out Loud

Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to see powerful poetry recitation by high school students throughout Michigan. The Michigan Poetry Out Loud Championship will be held March 9 and 10 at Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.
Poetry Out Loud
King James Bible

King James Bible Exhibit Coming to Hope College

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible, an exhibit supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities will be touring the country and making a stop in Michigan.

Council Announces Call for Spring Major Grant Applications

Council Calls for Spring Major Grant Applications

The Michigan Humanities Council is entering the spring granting period with its call for major grant applications. Michigan nonprofits may apply for a major grant award of up to $15,000 for public humanities projects.
Detroit Museum Hosts Great Michigan Read Exhibit

Detroit Museum Hosts Great Michigan Read Exhibit

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the newest site to receive the Great Michigan Read traveling exhibit, We Don’t Want Them. The exhibit will be displayed at the museum throughout the month of February.

Yoopera!, a documentary on the Upper Peninsula, the Rockland Opera, and the Storyline Project, has released an official trailer. The documentary, by the International Documentary Association, is made possible through a Michigan Humanities Council major grant. Watch the trailer here!
Grant Period opening soon for major, touring grants

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