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
May 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Jun 21, 2019Speaker Series
Jul 15, 2019Community Project Grants
Sept 16, 2019Community Project Grants
Nov 15, 2019Community Project Grants
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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?
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Learn more about this app in a video from Visit Florida, watch below.

FHC Upcoming Events

Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for Florida

April 23 @ 7:00 pm, Pensacola

Water defines us as Floridians no matter where we live: Idyllic beaches surround us on three sides. Rivers and streams flow for ten thousand miles through the peninsula. We’re blessed with nearly eight thousand lakes

Modern by Tradition: Innovation and the Transformation of Seminole Culture

April 25 @ 6:00 pm, Lake Wales

Between 1700 and the present, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots while also innovating in dramatic fashion. This lecture explores this dynamic to show how the Seminoles have

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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