LANSING— On Sept. 16, the Michigan Humanities Council, through partnership with Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, will begin accepting online applications for Arts & Humanities Touring Grants from all Michigan nonprofit organizations. These grants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is exhausted.
The Arts & Humanities Touring Program awards grants to help offset the cost of bringing high-quality cultural performers and artists, listed in the Touring Directory, into schools and communities for events. Michigan’s Arts & Humanities Touring Directory includes 175 of the state’s top presenters and performers – such as storytellers, assembly groups, re-enactors, poets and musicians.
The Touring grants help cover up to 40 percent of a performer/artist’s fees and travel expense. Grant requests may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four applications or request more than $4,000 in a fiscal year (Nov. 1 – Oct. 31).
Applicants must have at least 100 percent cost share (match) for Touring grant awards. Grantee cost share (match) is the total dollar value of both cash and in-kind contributions of the sponsoring organization. Eligible events must occur between Oct. 10, 2013 and Aug. 17, 2014.
For guidelines and more information on the Arts & Humanities Touring Program, visit www.michiganhumanities.org, or contact Regina Schreck at (517) 372-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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