2019 NEH Grant Workshop

Join the Florida Humanities Council (FHC), the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a grant workshop on Thursday, April 4, 2019. This workshop provides guidance on current funding opportunities in the humanities offered by NEH, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and FHC. Attendance is free, but registration is required by March 28, 5:00 pm.


Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, DAV 130

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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.

May 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Jun 21, 2019Speaker Series
Jul 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Sept 16, 2019Community Project Grants
Nov 15, 2019Community Project Grants

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Historian Raymond O. Arsenault and thriller-adventure writer Randy Wayne White are the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing winners. More.

Summer Seminars
Opportunities are available for educators and high school students to join the FHC and our partners for fascinating summer seminars. Learn more & apply.

Congratulations Zhaedyn Hodge Sigars
Congratulations go to Zhaedyn for taking First Place in the 2018/2019 Poetry Out Loud competition. Zhaedyn is a student at Howard Blake High School in Tampa.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Crossroads: Change in Rural America
The Smithsonian Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit is touring Florida. Is the future bright for rural Florida? Read more

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

Jones High School History and the Online Digital History Exhibit

March 19 @ 4:00 pm, Orlando

This talk will address the history of Jones High School and segregated black education in Florida and the effort to desegregate public education in Central Florida. The Jones High School Historical Society created an online

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More

March 19 @ 7:00 pm, Sebring

In his book, Rightful Heritage, Douglas Brinkley concludes that, “few [New Deal] programs would shine brighter” than the Civilian Conservation Corps. During the presence of the CCC in Florida, from 1933 until 1942, there were

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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