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We would be delighted to participate in another Michigan Humanities Council grant program and are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the next opportunity.  We have loved our participation in the "Making Sense of the American Civil War Reading and Discussion Series" and the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" program.  It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with the Michigan Humanities Council.  In short, where do we sign up?

~ Ann Marie Smith, Library Director at Pickford Community Library


Heritage Grants -

Proposals accepted through January 30, 2015

The Michigan Humanities Council's new Heritage Grants Program, "Exploring the History of All Michigan's People," is up and running for its inaugural year. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these grants support projects proposed by grassroots groups, cultural organizations, and other nonprofits that explore local histories of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity in Michigan. Projects can take on a variety of forms from community conversations to exhibits. The guidelines and draft proposal form opened on schedule in December and runs through January 30. Prospective applicants are invited to submit a draft of their ideas for review by MHC staff. Final applications will go live in mid-January and are due March 16, 2015. In conjunction the Heritage Grants Program, the MHC will be embarking on a Grants Roadshow across the state between January and March. Workshops will cover the details of all MHC grant programs and help participants determine which grants best fits their projects. Keep an eye on our website for locations and details.  For more information and to submit an application, click here. 


The Arts & Humanities Touring Program

is accepting applications!

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program awards grants to help support the fees and expenses of touring performers, artists, exhibitors, and humanities presenters listed in 2012-2015 Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.

The Touring Program grants are available to Michigan nonprofit organizations who may request up to 40 percent of presenters'/exhibitors' fees and travel expenses. 

For more information contact Karen Rhodes at krhodes@mihumanities.org. APPLY TODAY!  

Host Next Smithsonian Exhibit - Call for Applications Museum on Main Street: Hometown Teams

We are currently accepting applications from rural Michigan libraries, museums and other non-profits to host the next Smithsonian tour of Hometown Teams. This exhibit explores the critical roles that sports have played in our home towns and in our lives as Americans. This is a family friendly exhibit, and all selected site hosts are expected to include a local exhibit on sport history. The tour will run from April 2016 through January 2017 at five selected sites through rural Michigan.  If you are interested in being an exhibit host, please contact Judith Dworkin at jdworkin@mihumanities.org or visit our program page to see the host application.  Deadline for application is March 16, 2015.

The 2015-16 Great Michigan Read: And the Nominees are.........

The statewide regional selection committees have met and the nominations for the 2015-16 Great Michigan Read are in!  Spanning genres from novels and nonfiction to poetry, the selected books guarantee that the 2015-16 Great Michigan Read is going to be a great one.  The nominated titles also show how fortunate we are in Michigan to live in a state that inspires countless amazing stories while producing so many dynamic authors. The announcement of the next Great Michigan Read is coming soon so please stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, and the MHC website, as our statewide selection committee chairs come together to determine the next Great Michigan Read.


The Way We Worked exhibit is at Oxford Public Library through February 1, 2015.

Oxford is also hosting a full events schedule surrounding the exhibit. Please visit them at

530 Pontiac Road, Oxford, MI, or online at www.miopl.org

Region: Southeast 

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