Summer 2019 FORUM Magazine

In our summer issue of FORUM learn about the creative process of Lifetime Achievement Award winners Ray Arsenault and Randy Wayne White. Also, discover the power of spoken word with an interview of our Poetry Out Loud champion, and explore Florida’s 500-year-old literary tradition.

For more and a free copy, visit FORUM magazine.


FHC to lose state funding
As of July 1, 2019, the FHC will receive no state appropriation. Read more in a letter from our Executive Director, Steve Seibert, on changes that will need to be made in our public programming offers. 
The Smithsonian in Florida
Hometown Teams is a traveling exhibit exploring the history and culture of sports. Check the schedule to see when Hometown Teams is coming to a city near you. View Schedule.

Opportunities & Deadlines
Community Project Grants are designed to support a range of cultural projects. Start your application today for our July 15th, September 16th, or November 15th deadline. Grant Guidelines.


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

Hometown Teams: Florida Sports History

August 4 @ 2:00 pm, Tampa

Sports offer a window into Florida’s social and political life and provide a source of pride for localities large and small throughout the state. This presentation examines the history of sport in Florida and places

Florida Game Day with Florida Public Archaeology Network

September 7 @ 11:00 am, Tampa

Join us at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center for a trip back in time through the games that kids and adults used to play. Throw a spear with an atlatl just like Native

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.

$955,602

$1,967,725

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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