We are currently seeking applicants and community partners for upcoming opportunities.
|When Filled – 100 Faces of War|
|Dec 15, 2017 – Writer of a Lifetime|
|Dec 29, 2017 – Poetry Out Loud|
|Jan 5, 2018 – Black History Programming|
|Jan 19, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
|Feb 9, 2018 – Museum on Mainstreet|
|Mar 1, 2018 – Poet Laureate Program|
|Mar 2, 2018 – Florida Stories Walking Tours|
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
Humanities Make A Difference
Impact in Florida communities
Our work 2015-2016:
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
Bringing Floridians Together