New Speaker Programs Available!

The Florida Humanities Council has added a number of new and exciting speakers to our Directory. Learn more about topics like our state’s black political history or the story behind the “Florida – Florida State” rivalry.

In addition to the Humanities Speaker Series, FHC is also featuring a new program called Florida Talks. Small community organizations can apply to bring a presenter to their community for a single speaking engagement. More information for both programs can be found on our Speaker Program page. Learn more.

Spring 2019 FORUM

Our latest issue of FORUM takes you on an exploration of how the transforming power of creativity is boosting the economy and quality of life in cities and towns throughout Florida.

For more and a free copy, visit FORUM magazine.


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

Rolling DeadlineFlorida Talks
Jun 21, 2019Speaker Series
Jul 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Sept 16, 2019Community Project Grants
Nov 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Systems Manager / Membership Coord.
FHC is seeking a data-savvy individual to become our new Systems Manager / Membership Coord., responsible for overseeing our database and membership program. Details here.

Recently Awarded Grants
Eight proposals for FHC’s Community Project Grants were approved on May 1st. See the list of approved grants and learn more about our upcoming deadlines.

Florida’s Poetry Out Loud Champion
Zhaedyn Hodge Sigars is Florida’s Poetry Out Loud Champion. Zhaedyn competed in the national competition in April. Read more about Zhaedyn and POL here.

Explore Florida’s Stories This Summer
From Little Haiti to DeFuniak Springs, Florida Stories walking tours are launching across the state. Check for launch events in your area.

Ready to explore the history and culture of Florida?
Download Florida Stories.

Learn more about this app in a video from Visit Florida, watch below.

FHC Upcoming Events

Athletic Training & Acting

May 23 @ 11:00 am, Miami

In conjunction with the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit, Theatre Professor Andy Quiroga will address how sports training enhances acting performance. After the presentation, Professor Quiroga will provide all with a guided tour

Burrow Press presents: Venus in Retrograde

May 25 @ 4:00 pm, Winter Park

Join Orlando’s Poet Laureate, Susan Lilley, for a reading from her new poetry collection, Venus in Retrograde, which explores various stages of womanhood while parsing the beauty and decay of Lilley’s beloved home state of

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 Impact Statewide 2017-2018:

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.



total federal and state dollars
invested in local projects statewide

total local funds leveraged
to match FHC support

Funding for the Florida Humanities comes from the National
Endowment for the Humanities; the Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and
Culture; and private donations.

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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