Michigan Humanities Council

“What I love about the MHC grant program is that it pushes us in the field to broaden our perspective, and subsequently, our impact. Because of your vision, my vision is wider for what we can accomplish and how we should do that.”

Juday HaynerExecutive Director, Muskegon Museum of Art

Our Mission

The Michigan Humanities Council connects people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs.

About Us

Throughout its life, the Michigan Humanities Council has understood that the humanities teach us what it means to be human. They illuminate the lessons of the past, the ideas that motivate us, the principles that guide us, and the questions that perplex us. For over 40 years, the Council has served a central idea: that democracy depends upon educated and thoughtful citizens who fully participate in civic life.

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Introducing the 2017-2021 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
Introducing the 2017-2021 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
August 9, 2017

The Federation of State Humanities Councils’ 2017 Nominating Committee announced a slate of three candidates for the Federation board to be brought to the membership for a vote at the annual business meeting in November.

NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils
NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils
August 3, 2017

On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.

Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming
Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming
November 11, 2016

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming. Winning Program Shares History of All Michigan’s People, Examines Connections to Unveil State’s Racial and Ethnic Past.

Engage, Explore, Encourage, Educate, Experience - It's National Arts & Humanities Month! (Part 2 of 2)
Engage, Explore, Encourage, Educate, Experience - It's National Arts & Humanities Month! (Part 2 of 2)
October 26, 2016