The 2018 Arts & Humanities Touring Grant application is now open!


  • Performances/presentations can occur beginning December 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Events outside these dates are not eligible for a Touring Grant.
  • To be eligible for a grant, your application must be received at least four weeks before the date of the performance/presentation. (Exception: Events occurring December 1 through December 15, 2017 must be received three weeks before the date of the performance/presentation.)
  • Arts & Humanities Touring Grants are processed in the order received until the grant funding is expended. We encourage your organization to apply early.


The Arts & Humanities Touring Program awards grants to help support the fees and expenses of touring performers, artists, exhibitors, and humanities presenters listed in Michigan’s 2015–2018 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.

The Touring Program grants are available to Michigan nonprofit organizations who may request up to 40 percent of presenters’/exhibitors’ fees and travel expenses.  Request 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 in a fiscal year (November 1 – October 31).

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program, a joint collaboration of the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, is a one-stop resource for many organizations looking to hold public arts and culture events. Michigan nonprofits can apply for Touring grants to host humanities programming featuring members of the Directory.


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