We are currently seeking applicants and community partners for upcoming opportunities.

When Filled100 Faces of War
Apr 2, 2018Museum on Main Street
Apr 6, 2018Civil War Teacher Workshop
June 29, 2018Speaker Series
May 18, 2018Community Project Grants
July 20, 2018Community Project Grants
Community Project Grants
Awards of up to $5,000 are available for public humanities projects around the state. Deadlines are May 18 and July 20, 2018.
Speaking Series with Jeff Klinkenberg
Come watch the winner of FHC’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing, Jeff Klinkenberg, give a talk on notable Floridians. Click here to learn more.

Museum on Main Street
Interested in hosting the Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit? Deadline, April 2, 2018.

Awarded Grants
FHC recently awarded $27,500 in Community Project grants to organizations to develop public humanities programs. Click here to learn more.

Educators: Expand Your Classroom Knowledge!

This summer, the Florida Humanities Council is supporting workshop opportunities for educators. Our content-rich programs allow participants to immerse themselves in interesting locations around the state. Reward yourself and renew your passion for the classroom with an FHC seminar. Learn more.

FHC Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History Through Art

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
1101 E. River Cove St., Tampa
Sun 25

Florida’s Wild Landscape through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

Cedar Key Arts Center
547 2nd Street, Cedar Key
Tue 27

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce

Humanities Make A Difference

The programs of the Florida Humanities Council annually touch Floridians in every region of the state. We bring Floridians together through powerful humanities themed programs that matter.

Our work is dynamic and seeks to engage Floridians in honest and authentic dialogue. By facilitating interpersonal communication through our programs and media, a shared sense of understanding and community develops.

Impact in Florida communities

Our work 2016-2017:

$344,000 awarded in grant funding for local humanities projects
188,456 people attended public programs statewide

135,382 visitors to Smithsonian Institution "Museum on Main Street" exhibits in 15 small towns

60,000 FORUM magazines reached more than 150,000 readers

23,471 students participated in Poetry Out Loud competition statewide

6,637 people attended reading and discussion programs in public libraries

615 teachers and students attended seminars on topics ranging from Florida Agriculture
   to St. Augustine's rich history.

Since 1971, the Florida Humanities Council has awarded more than $8 million statewide in support of the development and presentation of humanities-rich cultural grants and public programs. These programs and grants promote civic engagement and enhance the public profile of the recipient communities.

Download our 2016 Annual Report

For 45 years, the programs of the Florida Humanities Council have touched Floridians in every region of the state. From our family reading programs and popular Speakers Series, to our museum partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and summer seminars for teachers and high school students, we are dedicated to convening Floridians in community conversations that deepen our understanding of the people, places and ideas that shape this magnificent state.

Bringing Floridians Together

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