About the Michigan Traditional Arts Program

Mission: The Michigan Traditional Arts Program is a statewide program that works to advance cross-cultural understanding and equity in a diverse society through the documentation, preservation, and presentation of traditional arts, folklife, and everyday culture in Michigan.

MTAP has partnered with many local, regional, and national organizations on both short and long-term initiatives pertaining to documenting, presenting, and preserving traditional arts and the diverse everyday culture of Michigan. MTAP staff, university and community associates, and contracted specialists have co-planned and implemented discovery research projects, exhibitions, digital humanities projects, media projects, education initiatives, curriculum materials, and artist services projects pertaining to the state’s traditional tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The collections and connections generated by these community-driven activities form a strong foundation upon which new projects continue to be generated.


Contact the Michigan Traditional Arts Program using the form below. Email us at msu.mtap@gmail.com or call (517) 353-5526.