— Historian Raymond Arsenault
I just shudder to think what the cultural life of Florida would be like without the Florida Humanities Council.
— FORUM Reader
Forum content almost always stretches my knowledge about topics I might otherwise not even think about.
Florida Humanities Council is one of my favorite organizations. I like what you've done for Florida and the ways you've done it.
— Program attendee
We need to continue to have programs like this to remind us
of our history and bring light to overlooked individuals who have contributed positively to our society.
The Great American Read sponsored by PBS has 100 books for you to choose from. Voting is open and unlimited so make sure to vote today, tomorrow, and all summer long. For a list of voting hashtags, click here.
We are currently seeking applicants and community partners for upcoming opportunities.
|July 20, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
|Aug 1, 2018 – The Great American Read|
|Sept 3, 2018 – Florida Stories|
|Sept 14, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
|Sept 28, 2018 – Museum on Main Street|
|Nov 1, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
|Dec 14, 2018 – Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing|
Humanities Make A Difference
Impact in Florida communities
Our work 2016-2017:
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.
Bringing Floridians Together