Florida Humanities is pleased to announce $71,000 in Community Project Grants to eight cultural organizations in support of public humanities programming.

Community Project Grants provide up to $10,000 in funding to nonprofits and public institutions across Florida to develop humanities-rich public programs that seek to preserve Florida’s diverse history and heritage, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide communities the opportunity to reflect on the future of the Sunshine State.

The newly awarded grants are listed below:

Aluna Art Foundation (Miami-Dade) – $6,700
“Miami Textile Biannual – Public Programming”
Aluna Art Foundation will organize public programming in conjunction with Fiber Artists Miami Association’s 2022 Miami Textile Biannual, exploring fibers arts in the context of local and international history as specific to South Florida’s fiber art movement.

Florida Press Educational Services (Leon) – $8,500
“Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Historical and Cultural Perspectives”
Florida Press Educational Services will develop a “Newspaper in Education” publication and complementary programming examining the cultural, religious, societal, historical, economic and political factors that lead to genocide, through the lens of survivors resident in Florida.

Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum (Manatee) – $10,000
Stories from the Gulf Coast Commercial Fishing Industry in Cortez: Environmental Changes”
Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum will collect oral histories and produce high-quality videos focusing on the commercial fishing industry in Cortez, FL, as well as update and reprint the “Vanishing Cultures” signs around Cortez and host a public event with oral history participants.

Gulfport Public Library (Pinellas) – $10,000
“Gulfport Library LGBTQ Resource Center Speaker Series (SpeakOut)”
Gulfport Public Library will organize the Gulfport Library LGBTQ Resource Center Speaker Series (“SpeakOut”), exploring the intersections between LGBTQ identity and Art, Aging, Faith, Law, and Literature.

Miami Foundation (Miami-Dade) – $10,000
“10 Days of Connection 2022”
The Miami Foundation will host four humanities-based connection experiences during their “10 Days of Connection 2022” to increase understanding around divisive local issues, reaching over 100,000 locals through the partnership of more than 200 organizations.

Military Heritage Museum (Charlotte) – $7,000
“Why We Still Serve. Veteran Storytellers of the Military Heritage Museum”
The Military Heritage Museum will develop “Why We Still Serve,” a project focused on exploring the therapeutic impact of storytelling by veterans, building off of their existing partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project which records the experiences of veterans as they served during various wars and conflicts.

Southside Redevelopment Advisory Council (Leon) – $10,000
“Soul of Southside Arts and Humanities Festival”
The Southside Redevelopment Advisory Council, Inc. will organize the 2022 Soul of Southside Arts and Humanities Festival, including two-panel discussions and a historic school tour, timed with the weekend-long festival commemorating Emancipation Day in Florida.

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center (Hillsborough) – $8,800
Living While Black in Jim Crow Florida”
The Sulphur Springs Museum will develop a 12-week program, “Living while Black in Jim Crow Florida,” which includes a traveling exhibit, “Have Blues Will Travel” from the National Blues Museum, and three public lectures.

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Questions? Please contact:
Lindsey Morrison
Grants Director
[email protected]