Michigan Humanities News
January 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Michigan History

The Michigan Humanities office will be closed on Monday, January 20 , in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave an early version of the "I Have a Dream" speech at Cobo Hall in June, 1963? Two months before the March on Washington, he led the Detroit Walk to Freedom down Woodward Avenue.

Visit us at our new office!
Stop by our office at 2364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 100, Okemos, MI 48864 for an open house on Thursday, February 20, between 2 and 4 p.m.

We'd love to share our new space with you over a cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Hope to see you then!

2020 Michigan Humanities Awards
Save the date for our 2nd Annual Michigan Humanities Awards event on Wednesday, May 20, when we will honor the outstanding humanities work done throughout our state.

NOMINATIONS: Online submissions for award nominations will open in early February. Watch our website and social media when the online forms are available. We can't wait to hear about the work you have been doing this past year!
Great Michigan Read

In December, we announced Dr. Mona's upcoming author tour dates. Visit our GMR Events page to see where Dr. Mona will be traveling in March, April, and August!

Not yet a registered partner? Libraries, high schools, colleges, book clubs, arts and cultural institutions, and other organizations around the state are invited to register as partners via our online system. Please visit the Become a Partner page to sign up.
Poetry Out Loud

Planning for this year's Poetry Out Loud State Finals is underway, and we are excited to see students from 44 Michigan high schools gather to share their recitations and passion for poetry!

Please save the date for Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, when the State Finals will be held in Lansing. Additional program details are available on the Poetry Out Loud page.
The Humanities Grants application is open

Spring 2020 Humanities Grant applications are due Thursday, March 19, and are awarded in June, 2020.

Learn more about organization and project eligibility on our website, or contact James Nelson at jnelson@mihumanities.org
Submit a draft proposal today!

Draft proposals are an optional tool for grantees to help hone their final applications and to ensure their projects comply with Humanities Grant guidelines. Draft proposals will be reviewed by the Director of Grants and feedback will be provided in a timely manner.

The Arts and Humanities Touring Grants open Saturday, February 1
Browse the Arts and Humanities Touring Directory to see some of the state’s most talented performing and visual artists and humanities presenters. This application window is for performances taking place from March 1 to May 31, 2020 .

For more grant guidelines, visit our website
Support our work!

We need your help to create, fund, and support the dynamic programs we present each year throughout the vast geography of our state.

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