Michigan Humanities awards more than $170K for cultural programming

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $171,925 in grants to 13 organizations in support of public humanities programming.



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The 13 projects explore a range of humanities topics and include exhibitions, oral histories, digital storytelling, speaker’s events, and digital placemaking.

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“Our new round of Humanities Grantees are creating a diverse set of online and in-person projects to ensure the humanities remain vibrant in Michigan while we face these unprecedented times together,” 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.

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Michigan Humanities awards over $170,000 for cultural programming

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Michigan Humanities announced they awarded $171,925 in grants to 13 organizations in support of public humanities programming. The awards go up to $15,000 per project; prioritizing Michigan nonprofits doing work surrounding culture, education, and community.



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“Our new round of Humanities Grantees are creating a diverse set of online and in-person projects to ensure the humanities remain vibrant in Michigan while we face these unprecedented times together,” said Shelly Kasprzycki, President and CEO of Michigan Humanities.

Here are the organizations with their award amounts in local counties:

Allegan County

Saugatuck-Douglas History Center—Century of Progress: A Timeline of Saugatuck-Douglas LBGTQ History, $8,250

Emmet County

King House Association—King House Timeline Exhibit, $10,400

Grand Traverse County

The Writer’s Series of Traverse City—The Thanksgiving Play performance and discussion with Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse, $5,575

Gratiot County

Alma College—Three Nights at the Opera, $15,000

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