National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 50th
Free and open to MSU faculty, students, staff, and our surrounding community members. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), federal agencies whose grants to more information...
individuals and organizations in Michigan have made transformative and lasting impacts on our state's cultural landscape. Coordinated by the MSU College of Arts and Letters, the Cultural Engagement Council/MSU University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan Humanities Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Creative Many Michigan, Wharton Center for
Performing Arts, and Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program. Founded in 1965, NEH is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEA is an independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Over the past several years both programs have contributed to arts, humanities, and research at Michigan State University. We will
be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts Cobb Hall Theatre with presentations from national and local speakers. We will be highlighting individual stories about artists across Michigan and how the funding support from either the NEA or the NEH helped to make a difference in their lives and communities.