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To preserve, promote and share the history, literature, culture and personal stories that offer Floridians a better understanding of themselves, their communities and their state.

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Fall 2021 FORUM Magazine Chronicling Florida

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FORUM is the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. Within its pages, you will find some of the ideas that make our state special. Sign up today to receive a one-year complimentary subscription.

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The “Florida Stories” app transports you through the past and the present with high-quality photos and rich audio. “Florida Stories” is available from the iStore, app store, or through a web version.

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Explore Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions funded by Florida Humanities are designed to share powerful stories of communities and ideas. These exhibits may be in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

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In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike.

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Florida Humanities is committed to the development of programs, events, and media content that shines a spotlight on the issues, people, and places of interest to Floridians. Please explore our various offerings and join the conversation!

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the Humanities

Florida Humanities is committed to the development of programs, events, and media content that shines a spotlight on the issues, people, and places of interest to Floridians. Please explore our various offerings and join the conversation!

Upcoming Events

Created Equal and Breathing Free Podcast Series

In partnership with Florida Humanities, The Village Square has produced a series of podcasts that include a specially curated set of throwback episodes, along with many new episodes dropping in August and September 2021.

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In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community partners to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Museum on Main Street, Florida Talks, and more.

Psst, Current Grantees

We’ve created a one-stop-shop of the resources you’ll need to successfully complete your grant’s required tasks: from acknowledgment statements and logos to templated legislative letters, and sample event surveys and evaluations to where to find your Final Report.

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Funding
Opportunities

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community partners to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Museum on Main Street, Florida Talks, and more.

Psst, Current Grantees!

We’ve created a one-stop-shop of the resources you’ll need to successfully complete your grant’s required tasks: from acknowledgment statements and logos to templated legislative letters, and sample event surveys and evaluations to where to find your Final Report.

Click here to access Resources for Grantees!

Upcoming Deadlines and Webinars

Spring 2022 Florida Talks

Florida nonprofit organizations apply today for up $1,000 to host informative and thought-provoking presentations (in-person or virtual) featured in our prestigious Speakers Directory.

Deadline to apply: Nov 1 at 12:00 pm EST
Informational Webinar: Watch Now. On-demand!

Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants support locally-driven public humanities programming.  Organizations and institutions across Florida may request up to $10,000.

Deadline to apply: Jan 19 at 12:00 pm EST
Informational Webinar: Dec 10 at 10:00 am EST, Register Now!

Delve Into the Florida Humanities' Collections at the
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Digital Archive

Florida Humanities has facilitated the collection of our state’s histories and stories for more than forty years. The result of this work–and the partnership with hundreds of humanities nonprofits–is a rich archive of information. Whether you are researching a manuscript, seeking authoritative content for a school project, or looking to satisfy a hunger for great stories, we encourage you to explore this archive’s contents.

We are grateful to the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg for their assistance in maintaining these materials and making them available to the general public.

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FORUM Magazine

Through its insightful perspectives on Florida, from early history to current events, our award-winning FORUM magazine provides readers with engaging and colorful stories and the people and places that define our state.

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Audio

We are proud to have sponsored and helped create audio programs over the years. Enjoy these lively features on Florida’s cultural heritage, history, important people, fascinating places, literary life, art, and more.

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