Summer 2019 FORUM Magazine

In our summer issue of FORUM learn about the creative process of Lifetime Achievement Award winners Ray Arsenault and Randy Wayne White. Also, discover the power of spoken word with an interview of our Poetry Out Loud champion, and explore Florida’s 500-year-old literary tradition.

For more and a free copy, visit FORUM magazine.

Looking for a speaker?
Funding is available for organizations wanting to host up to three programs from our Speakers Directory. Click here to find out more about our new streamlined Florida Talks program.
The Smithsonian in Florida
Hometown Teams is a traveling exhibit exploring the history and culture of sports. Check the schedule to see when Hometown Teams is coming to a city near you. View Schedule.

Apply for a Grant!
Community Project Grants award $5,000 to nonprofits to support locally-driven cultural projects. Learn more in our guidelines, and apply by the upcoming Sept. 16th or Nov. 15th deadlines.

Experience the Power of Poetry
Teachers, register your school to participate in Poetry Out Loud. Poetry Out Loud is a recitation contest for high school students. Get more information and request your free lesson plan kit here.

Ready to explore the history and culture of Florida?
Download Florida Stories.

Learn more about this app in a video from Visit Florida, watch below.

FHC Upcoming Events

Get your Game On!

August 24 @ 11:00 am, Tampa

Join Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department for a fun and educational day, focused on traditional and modern sports activities. Enjoy music and try your hand at game contests, such as Hula Hoop, Corn Hole,

Acting Class

August 24 @ 12:30 pm, Fort Myers

The Alliance for the Arts’ CHANGE program (Communities Harnessing the Arts to Nurture and Grow Equity) trains and provides performance opportunities for minority actors, and intentionally uses the arts as a vehicle to have meaningful

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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.

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Our Impact Statewide 2017-2018:

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.

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