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EXHIBIT: Crossroads – Change in Rural America

Michigan

Select locations, MI – [exhibit] The Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit is coming to Michigan in 2019. The Michigan Humanities Council is coordinating the exhibit’s tour in Michigan and seeks six partner organizations in rural communities to host Crossroads in 2019-2020. Selected sites will host the Smithsonian exhibit, work with local partners in their community, and create additional programming to support the exhibit. (Rural Communities)

PROGRAM: Heritage Grants – Exploring the History of All Michigan’s People

Michigan

Statewide, MI – [Schwartz Prize Winner: 2016] With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council’s Heritage Grants Program supports projects that explore local histories of race, ethnicity and cultural identity in Michigan. (Public)

PROGRAM: Third Coast Conversations

Michigan

Statewide, MI – [grant] Third Coast Conversation grants will support a series of statewide public conversations taking place in 20 communities over two years that focus on the cultural, social, historical, and environmental factors that connect Michigan’s people to their water. This project is an initiative made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Public)

PROGRAM: Poetry Out Loud

Michigan

Lansing, MI – [competition] A national poetry recitation competition for high school students. Students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about poems’ literary heritage. State champion competes for a $20,000 college scholarship. Nearly 80,000 students from more than 50 Michigan high schools have participated to date. (Students, Educators)

PROGRAM: Great Michigan Read

Michigan

Statewide – A statewide reading program where there is one title, one state, and thousands engaged in literary discussion. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read is “X: A Novel.” (Reading and Discussion)

PROGRAM: Water/Ways

Michigan

Select locations, MI – [traveling exhibit] Water/Ways, Michigan Humanities’ Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit, will kick off the 2018 tour Friday, June 22 at Beaver Island. Visit Michigan Humanities’ website for a full list of host sites and dates of the exhibit. (Public, Rural Communities)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Humanities Grants

Michigan

Aug. 2017 – [Deadline] Learn more about the Michigan Humanities Council’s Humanities Grants. Funding up to $15,000. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Talking Service

Michigan

Ongoing – [statewide] A national initiative to offer veterans the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. (NEH Standing Together, Reading and Discussion

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Quick Planning Grants

Michigan

Ongoing – [statewide] Learn more about the Michigan council’s Quick Grants. Funding up to $500. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: PRIME TIME Family Reading Time

Michigan

Statewide, MI – [reading and discussion] Prime Time is a free six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling that targets families of non-active library users. The program features award-winning children’s literature to stimulate discussion about humanities themes and issues encountered in everyday life. (Public, Families, Children)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Arts & Humanities Touring Grants Program

Michigan

Ongoing – [statewide] Available to Michigan nonprofits looking to hold public arts and culture events. Funding up to $3,000 to cover presenters’/exhibitors’ fees and travel. (Resource)

OVERVIEW: Michigan Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Michigan

2016 – [Archived] A student competition geared around journalism. Winners participate in a conference with Pulitzer Prize winners. (Pulitzer Prizes Campfires, State Overview)

GRANT: Heritage Grants – Exploring the History of All Michigan’s People

Michigan

2016 – [Archived] A collection of histories and programs from around the state of Michigan. (Schwartz Prize Winner 2016, Grant Opportunity

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