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

When Filled100 Faces of War
Dec 15, 2017Writer of a Lifetime
Dec 29, 2017Poetry Out Loud
Jan 5, 2018Black History Programming
Jan 19, 2018Community Project Grants
Feb 9, 2018Museum on Mainstreet
Mar 1, 2018Poet Laureate Program
Mar 2, 2018Florida Stories Walking Tours
Writer of a Lifetime
Nominate your favorite Florida author for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing! Deadline, December 15, 2017.
Celebrate Black History Month
Funding is available for organizations looking to book Black History programs in February. Deadline, Jan 5, 2018.

Museum on Main Street
Interested in hosting the Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit? Deadline, February 9, 2018.

100 Faces of War
Bring the acclaimed Smithsonian “100 Faces of War” traveling exhibit to your community. Deadline, first come-first serve.

We are proud to serve as the host for the Poetry Out Loud state competition. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide poetry recitation contest sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. Teachers, the deadline to register your school to participate in the 2017-2018 POL season is December 29, 2017. Register here.

Culture is not a marble museum; it is human energy. The true value of Poetry Out Loud is the sound of a young man or woman speaking the words of a poem he or she has chosen to learn by heart. Standing in a classroom or auditorium, …the student momentarily becomes the embodiment of culture.

–Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate

FHC Upcoming Events

Jan 09

Florida and World War II

January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 2015-2016:

$704,500 awarded in funding for 114 local cultural and heritage projects
109,250 people attended public programs

350,000 people viewed our documentary film about Tampa Bay area veterans

80,850 visitors to Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street exhibits in 14 small towns

75,000 FORUM magazines reached more than 175,000 readers

11,640 students statewide participated in Poetry Out Loud competition

746 underserved children and families participated in PrimeTime Family Reading Time

838 teachers attended multi-day seminars on topics ranging from Florida agriculture to colonial St. Augustine

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.

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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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