Michigan Humanities Council

The Michigan Humanities Council’s mission is to connect people and communities by fostering and supporting quality cultural programs.

In carrying out its mission, the Council encourages and supports a variety of activities that bring communities, students and scholars together to:

  • reflect and learn from our rich cultural heritage;
  • cultivate a shared understanding and appreciation of each other, as well as current issues and events;
  • build stronger, more thoughtful communities for the future.

 Mission-driven activities include:

  • awarding grants for public humanities and cultural programs;
  • conducting public humanities and cultural projects of statewide importance;
  • serving as a connector, convener and facilitator for bringing community cultural organizations together to build capacity and achieve shared missions;
  • initiating collaborations and partnerships to broaden and strengthen the organizational and institutional base for the humanities in Michigan; and
  • providing the humanities with leadership and a public voice in Michigan.


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Contact Information

Michigan Humanities Council

Shelly Kasprzycki

Executive Director


119 Pere Marquette, Suite 3B, Lansing, MI 48912

p: 517-372-7770 · f: 517-372-0027



Tina Van Dam*, Midland
Term Expires 12/31/17

Walter Koziol*, Highland
Term Expires 12/31/17


Miranda Krajniak*, Grand Rapids

Term expires 12/31/18


Margaret Stephanak*, Portage

Term expires 12/31/18


Jody Egen*, Monroe

Term expires 12/31/18


Steve Wilson*, Grand Rapids

Term Expires 12/31/18