About the Directory:

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 Arts & Humanities Touring Grants.  Partnered with the Arts and Humanities Touring Grant program, it is a one-stop resource for many nonprofit 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.

About the Arts and Humanities Touring Grant Program

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.

Grant Guidelines:

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 Arts and Humanities Touring Directory.

The Arts and Humanities Touring 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 during the program period.

Applications will be accepted during three funding windows based on when the performance/exhibit will take place based on the table below:

Performance Date

Application Window

December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 November 15, 2018 until January 15, 2019
March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019 February 1, 2019 until April 1, 2019
June 1, 2019 to August 15, 2019 May 1, 2019 until July 1, 2019


Applications will only be processed during the appropriate funding windows. Grant applications will be processed in the order they are received for each funding window.  Final reports will be due 30 days after the completion of your event.  If the final report is not received on time, funds awarded will be considered forfeited by the organization. Failure to submit final reports will also disqualify the organization from applying for further funding for one year.