NEH Hurricane Relief Grants

We encourage Florida’s museums and cultural institutions to consider applying for NEH emergency grants of up to $30,000 for those impacted by Hurricane Irma.


100 Faces of War
Bring the acclaimed Smithsonian “100 Faces of War” traveling exhibit to your community.  Apply by October 27.

Florida Stories Walking Tours
Apply today to bring a “Florida Stories” walking tour to your community! The deadline to apply is October 25.
The latest literary gems
Our new issue of FORUM magazine showcases Florida writers and their recent award-winning work. Read FORUM here.
Writer of a Lifetime
Nominate your favorite Florida author for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing! Deadline, December 15, 2017.

FHC Upcoming Events

Thu 19
Thu 19

Vietnam: No Single Story, No Single Song

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re able to tell the epic story of the war
as it’s never before been told on film.

— Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, Directors The Vietnam War

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Division of Public Programs, Ken Burns and Lyn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary will premiere nationwide on Public Broadcast Service stations (PBS) September 17, 2017.

Go behind the scenes and more, here

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 2015-2016:

$704,500 awarded in funding for 114 local cultural and heritage projects
109,250 people attended public programs

350,000 people viewed our documentary film about Tampa Bay area veterans

80,850 visitors to Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street exhibits in 14 small towns

75,000 FORUM magazines reached more than 175,000 readers

11,640 students statewide participated in Poetry Out Loud competition

746 underserved children and families participated in PrimeTime Family Reading Time

838 teachers attended multi-day seminars on topics ranging from Florida agriculture to colonial St. Augustine

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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