Book Festival Grants

Book Festival Grants

Questions? Contact:

April Myerscough
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

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Florida Humanities’ Book Festival Grants provide funding to eligible Florida nonprofit organizations to support events that celebrate the joy of reading, encourage thoughtful interactions between authors and their readers, and reflect on how literature conveys the human experience.

Proposed programming may occur over a single day or multiple days. Events can occur virtually, in person, or in a hybrid format and may include authors from or residing in Florida as well as those from outside the state.

Eligible events should include some or all of the following elements:

  • author and illustrator talks and signings
  • author and illustrator panel and discussions
  • writing workshops
  • keynote addresses

Funding Highlights and Key Dates:

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000
Cost Share: Minimum 1:1 cost share is required.
Deadline to apply: Submit your application no later than four months prior to the event.
Notification: Within 30 days of application submission.


Applications will be accepted from Florida-based organizations constituted for nonprofit purposes, including colleges and universities.

Festivals in their first year of operation must be connected to an established sponsoring organization that can demonstrate significant experience or a long-term commitment to literary-focused programming.

Interested in Applying?

Is your organization interested in applying for a Book Festival Grant? Contact April Myerscough at [email protected] or 727-873-2001 to receive an access code to start your application.

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June 9, 2022 at 10 am (EST)

Join Florida Humanities for a live webinar to learn more about applying for this funding opportunity.

How to Apply


All interested applicants must first download and review the entire Grant Guidelines.

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Attend the Informational Webinar

Join Florida Humanities for a live webinar to learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process on June 9, 2022, at 10:00 am (EST).

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Contact Florida Humantiies

After reviewing Grant Guidelines interested applicants must contact April Myerscough, Florida Humanities Programs Coordinator, at [email protected] or 727/873-2001 to discuss their programming and to receive a password to access the online application form.

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