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

When Filled100 Faces of War
Mar 2, 2018Florida Stories Walking Tours
Mar 16, 2018Community Project Grants
Apr 2, 2018Museum on Main Street
Apr 6, 2018Civil War Teacher Workshop
June 29, 2018Speaker Series
May 18, 2018Community Project Grants
July 20, 2018Community Project Grants
Community Project Grants
Awards of up to $5,000 are available for public humanities projects around the state. Deadlines are March 16, May 18, and July 20, 2018.
Celebrate Black History Month
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with partners across Florida. For a full list of programs, click here.

Museum on Main Street
Interested in hosting the Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit? Deadline, April 2, 2018.

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

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. Mark your calendar this year’s competition will take place on March 10, 2018 at the Oval Theater in the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida campus in Tampa.

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

Fri 23

State, Local, and National Campaigns: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa
Sat 24

The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach
Tue 27

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce

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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