We are currently seeking applicants and community partners for upcoming opportunities.
|When Filled – 100 Faces of War|
|Jan 19, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
|Mar 1, 2018 – Poet Laureate Program|
|Mar 2, 2018 – Florida Stories Walking Tours|
|Apr 2, 2018 – Museum on Mainstreet|
|May 18, 2018 – Community Project Grants|
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
Humanities Make A Difference
Impact in Florida communities
Our work 2016-2017:
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.
Bringing Floridians Together