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Arts and Humanities Touring Grants

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Schools, and Municipalities
to Host Touring Arts and Cultural Presenters

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities to host presentations by qualifying touring artists. Funding may be requested by organizations seeking to offer arts and cultural events to the public. Funding will defray fees and expenses of eligible touring artists, performers, exhibitors, and humanities presenters.

Arts and Humanities Touring Program:

The Arts and Humanities Touring Directory features some of the state’s most-talented performing and visual artists, and humanities presenters. The directory offers artists and humanities professionals the opportunity to present their work throughout the state through work with nonprofit recipients of the Touring grants program. Partnered with the Arts and Humanities Touring Grant Program, it is a one-stop resource for many organizations looking to hold public arts and culture events. The artists and humanities professionals included in the Directory go through a formal peer-review adjudication process.

Arts and Humanities Touring Grants:

The Arts and Humanities Touring Program is a joint collaboration of the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Michigan nonprofits can apply for Touring Grants to host arts and humanities programming that feature artists and presenters listed in the Arts and Humanities Touring Directory.

Each year the Touring Program awards hundreds of grants to schools and community organizations throughout Michigan to help underwrite the cost of bringing live performances/presenters and exhibits to classrooms, libraries and cultural events.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151661

Estimated Size of Grant:

Touring grants fund up to 40 (forty) percent of the performers’/presenters’/exhibitors’ fees and travel expenses. Requests for a grant may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four (4) grant applications or request more than $4,000 during the program period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be a nonprofit organization, school or municipality in the State of Michigan. The performer/presenter or exhibit must be selected from the Arts and Humanities Touring Directory.

Pre-Application Information:

Performance Date:
December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
June 1, 2019 to August 15, 2019

Application Window:
November 15, 2018 until January 15, 2019
February 1, 2019 until April 1, 2019
May 1, 2019 until July 1, 2019

Applications will be accepted during three funding windows based on when the performance/exhibit will take place. Grant applications will be processed in the order they are received for each funding window.

The performer/presenter or exhibit must be selected from the Arts and Humanities Touring Directory:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application Form:

Jennifer Rupp, Policy and Program Officer
(517) 372-7770

Michigan Humanities Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 3B
Lansing, MI 48912

P: 517-372-7770
F: 517-372-0027

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USA: Michigan