— FORUM Reader

Forum content almost always stretches my knowledge about topics I might otherwise not even think about.

—Project Director

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.

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We are currently seeking applicants and community partners for upcoming opportunities.

Apr 30, 2018Museum on Main Street
June 29, 2018Speaker Series
May 18, 2018Community Project Grants
July 20, 2018Community Project Grants
Sept 3, 2018Florida Stories
Sept 14, 2018Community Project Grants
Apply for a Speaker Series
Bring a speaker series to your community, apply now to host 4 to 6 humanities speakers during our 2018-2019 program season. Deadline, June 29, 2018.
Community Project Grants
Awards of up to $5,000 are available for public humanities projects around the state. Deadlines are May 18, July 20, and Sept 14, 2018.

Museum on Main Street
Interested in hosting the Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit? Deadline, April 30, 2018.

Awarded Grants
FHC recently awarded $18,000 in Community Project grants to organizations to develop public humanities programs. Click here to learn more.

Your Brain on Tribal Media, May 3 at 7 pm, Tallahassee

In partnership with the Poynter Institute and Village Square, we’re bringing you “Your Brian on Tribal Media.” There is more than a lot going on these days. Forced to choose between media sources that are increasingly partisan and without the time to launch our own research projects, we’re left paralyzed, polarized and more than a little bit angry ourselves. Read more and RSVP.

FHC Upcoming Events

Tue 24

1920 Ocoee and Beyond: Paths to Truth and Reconciliation

Winter Park Women’s Club
419 South Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park
Thu 26

Florida Cattle Ranching

Sarasota Garden Club
1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota
Thu 26

Coffee and Conversation Speakers Series – Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness

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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