Our Programs

The Michigan Traditional Arts Program is engaged in a great range of education, research, exhibition, collections, and artist support and recognition activities. Explore MTAP offerings here!
Michigan Heritage Awards
Honoring Michigan's tradition bearers and community leaders for their excellence of skill in, teaching of, and dedication to traditional arts.
Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
Awarding $2000 grants to master artists and their apprentices in Michigan to work together from February-August in any traditional art form.
Great Lakes Folk Festival (1999-2017)
A three-day celebration of culture, tradition, and community in downtown East Lansing. Find music, dance, food, a marketplace and more!
The Quilt Index
A digital repository of 1000s of stories and images of quilts and quilt artists drawn from public and private collections around the world. Includes the collections of the Michigan State University Museum and the records of the Michigan Quilt Project.