Funding Opportunities for Arts Organizations

As humans with brains hardwired for creativity, the arts and the humanities are not that separate, right? While they are distinct from each other in their methods, “the arts” (like theater, dance, music, and visual art forms) and “the humanities” (history, literature, criticism of the arts, etc.) can complement each other in innovative ways. This distinction, however, can be all the difference in receiving funding from Florida Humanities.

Book Festival Grants Informational Webinar

Submitting a successful Community Project Grant application should not be a shot in the dark. Join Florida Humanities Grants Director Lindsey Morrison for a 1-hour webinar that walks attendees through tenets of a successful application, common pitfalls of denied grants, and strategies to ensure your application – and public humanities programming – is the best it can be.

A Taste of FLORIDA

A Rich Melange Chef Alain Lemaire gives a modern spin to Haitian Creole cuisine. By Dalia Colón Featured image above: Chef Alain Lemaire, Maybelline Photography. Alain Lemaire knows where your mind goes when you think of Haiti: earthquakes, political upheaval, crisis at the border. But the South Florida chef wants to showcase a different side of his homeland: beaches, music, waterfalls, food. Especially food. “There is such a big community

FORUM Magazine: Spring 2022 – A Joyful Noise

Archived Edition Delve Into the Florida Humanities' FORUM Collection at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Digital Archive. FORUM, Vol. XLVI, No. 1 Spring 2022, A Joyful Noise Cover Story: 'I'm Florida, Need I say More?' In it's 70th year of existence, a White Springs Festival celebrates the elusive, eclectic music that is Florida Folk. An attendee at the Florida Folk Festival may well be confused, not just by

“Unum: Democracy Reignited” – Dr. Justin Gest: Majority Minority

Airdate: June 2022 Until now, most of our knowledge about responses to demographic change has been based on studies of individual people’s reactions, which tend to be instinctively defensive and intolerant. But how can leaders shape the public response to the changes citizens are reacting to? In Majority-Minority, Gest looks at six of the world’s few societies that have already experienced a majority-minority transition to understand what factors produce different

In the Shadow of Old Joe

The mayor of Newberry on his town’s work to acknowledge—
and heal from—its tragic racial past. By Jordan Marlowe Alachua County, home to Gainesville and the University of Florida, sits in the middle of North Central Florida. As a college town, Gainesville is a blue dot on the region’s deep-red political map. I live in that deep-red area, in Newberry, a small rural community roughly 15 miles west of Gainesville. The inherent

State of Rock

Since 1969, four iconic bands have ruled American classic rock, their songs on a perpetual loop via FM and satellite radio. Each band includes two guitarists with deep Florida roots, supplying the gold and platinum riffs. Those eight artists make a compelling case for Florida as an incubator of great American classic rock guitarists. That’s not to mention many others from the Sunshine State who have also left a mark

Lift Every Voice 
and Sing

Jacksonville’s multi-faceted James Weldon Johnson wrote the stirring hymn that has become a part of American life. By Craig Pittman On a warm and wet September evening last year, the first football game of 2021 was about to start. The two teams lined up on the field at Raymond James Stadium, each in their respective end zones—the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on one side, the Dallas Cowboys on the other. Before

‘I’m Florida, Need I Say More?’

Now turning 70, a White Springs Festival celebrates the elusive, eclectic music that is Florida Folk. By Peter B. Gallagher An attendee at the 70-year-old Florida Folk Festival, May 27-29, may well be confused, not just by the Cracker accent prevalent along these parts of the Suwannee River, but also by the diverse sights and sounds of the nation’s longest continuous state folk festival.  Over here sits a bluesman rhyming
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