Florida Humanities Speakers Directory

2021 Florida Humanities Speakers Directory

Engaging Speakers, Compelling Topics, and Thought-provoking Discussions

Welcome to the Florida Humanities’ Speakers Directory, a curated collection of the Sunshine State’s best and brightest experts, scholars, journalists, folklorists and more, poised to bring engaging presentations and conversations right to your local community.

Florida Humanities is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Partnering with nonprofit organizations across the state, Florida Humanities funds a wide variety of grants and public programming that explores Florida’s rich history and culture.

How to use this directory:

Using this directory, organizations can connect with these experts to bring a wide variety of compelling humanities programming to their community.  Speakers can engage the public is several ways:

Florida Talks

Speakers may be asked to give a program for one of our Florida Talks partners. Florida Talks offers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host informative and thought-provoking presentations across the state.

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Community Project Grants

Speakers may be contacted to participate as a scholar, presenter, or panelist for a Florida Humanities-funded Community Project Grant. These grants support a variety of humanities programming based on the specific needs of a community.

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Museum on Main Street

Speakers may be asked to give a program that complements the theme of one of our Museum on Main Street exhibits. These exhibits travel to small and underserved communities and explore a variety of humanities topics.

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Please Note: Speakers on this directory have agreed to a capped speaking fee of no more than $300 for a Florida Humanities-funded event. This fee does not include travel, so be sure to discuss those details as you plan your event.

2021 Speakers Directory

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Art Levy

Journalist, Author
Contact Phone:: 727-410-5746

Biography

About the speaker

Art Levy is a Florida Trend associate editor. Apart from writing and fact-checking, he interviews prominent Floridians from around the state for the magazine’s Icon feature. A graduate of the University of Florida’s journalism school, Levy joined Florida Trend in 2005. Before that, he worked for newspapers including the Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Over the years, his stories have won more than 20 awards. He’s also the author of the University Press of Florida’s “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State.”

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Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State

For more than a decade, journalist Art Levy has traveled the state, interviewing prominent Floridians for a Florida Trend magazine feature called Icon. The resulting interviews have been compiled in a University Press of Florida book titled “Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State.” Tailoring each presentation to the local community, Levy can speak about the interviewees, relay anecdotes from the interviews and tell stories about his journey across Florida.

Notes

Program format(s) available:

  • In-person
  • Virtual

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