Meet top Florida authors

Enjoy our annual celebration of Florida writers and read samples their award-winning work in FORUM magazine.

Educators, reserve your spot

Florida educators come explore Florida with us in spring and summer 2016. Apply now to participate in engaging, content-rich workshops. Find information and apply here.

Exploring the presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will speak in Florida on “The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the Presidency.” Learn more.

We’re Gathering around Florida

Find adventure at one of our cultural Gatherings! Explore Tarpon Springs (March 4-6, 2016) and the Everglades (April 8-10, 2016). Click here for information and to register.

High school students!

Join fellow students from across the state at one of our engaging pre-college summer programs. For details, click here.

Think Florida, Think Water

Water is the essence of Florida’s identity. How has this liquid life force shaped life in Florida and what challenges do we face? Check out how you can explore these questions, here.

CrackerFORUMWho were America’s first cowboys?
Florida’s tough, pistol-packing cowMEN

Long before the Wild West, Florida’s rancheros, Seminoles, and Crackers were riding, roping (and sometimes rustling) our country’s first cattle on the steamy, subtropical frontier. That story, plus Patrick Smith, moonshiners, Bone Mizell, He-Coons, and lots more, in our newly digitized “Cracker Country.” And don’t miss next week’s Great Florida Cattle Drive (not for sissies).

Read all about it here


Who are we?
What do we do?

Watch this short video to find out.

Check out these links to interesting information.

Video Archive

Enjoy videos, public-television documentaries, and audio programs on interesting, engaging Florida topics related to our many programs. Watch now.

Digital FORUM Archive

Browse through FORUM’s Digital Editions, where you can access multimedia extras—videos, audio interviews, music and much more—that enhance our great magazine content.  Click here.

Grant Deadlines

Don’t miss our latest deadlines to apply for our Mini Grants, Major Grants, and special Grant Initiatives. All the information you need is here.