A Message From the Director

Hello and welcome!

My name is Jill Engel and I am the Executive Director for the Partnership for the Arts & Humanities. I live in Canton Township and have been a resident here for over 43 years. I was hired by the Partnership in 2010 to build community relations, increase marketing, and fundraise for our local arts. I thoroughly enjoy working with our township officials, business colleagues from the Canton and Plymouth Chambers, the P-CCS district, and most of all the people in our communities!  

In 2012, the Partnership acquired Henry Ford’s final, most unique and least-publicized village industry in Canton’s historic district along with an abandoned 45,000 sq ft industrial warehouse on 14 acres. In addition to my original Executive Director responsibilities, I became the “storyteller” and contact for our complex that is now called the Village Arts Factory. What an honor it is to be a part of a legacy project that is preserving our heritage roots, promoting the arts and will be a gathering place for all ages & cultures!  

Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process; working together is success.”

Please join us and be a part of history in the making!  Your contribution today will provide a gift that will last a lifetime!




***We welcome your feedback. Please contact me at: jengel@partnershipforarts.org or 734-765-7061.