Funding Alert!

For decades, the Florida Humanities Council has received significant funding from the Florida legislature. As of July 1, 2019, the FHC will receive no state appropriation. Although the FHC will continue to support humanities programming across Florida, we will need to make several changes to our program offerings. Read more about these changes with a letter from Executive Director Steve Seibert.

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Spring 2019 FORUM Magazine

Our latest issue of FORUM takes you on an exploration of how the transforming power of creativity is boosting the economy and quality of life in cities and towns throughout Florida.

For more and a free copy, visit FORUM magazine.

The Smithsonian in Florida
Hometown Teams is a traveling exhibit exploring the history and culture of sports. Check the schedule to see when Hometown Teams is coming to a city near you. View Schedule.
Development Coordinator
FHC is seeking a a qualified Development Coordinator to direct all facets of FHC’s individual fundraising program and maintenance of its Raiser’s Edge database. Details here.

Opportunities & Deadlines
Community Project Grants are designed to support a range of cultural projects. Start your application today for our July 15th, September 16th, or November 15th deadline. Grant Guidelines.

Explore Florida’s Stories This Summer
From Little Haiti to DeFuniak Springs, Florida Stories walking tours are launching across the state. Check for launch events in your area.

Ready to explore the history and culture of Florida?
Download Florida Stories.

Learn more about this app in a video from Visit Florida, watch below.

FHC Upcoming Events

WGCU Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing

June 22 @ 9:00 am, Fort Myers

Join WGCU for a fun, family space-themed event as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! WGCU will host a screening of PBS Kids’ Ready, Jet, Go!: One Small Step and a astronomy

Hometown Teams Opening Day Celebration with Special Guest DJ Myers

June 22 @ 1:00 pm, Leesburg

Two years ago United Way Hometown Hero and 2019 South Lake High School Graduate suffered a devastating football injury causing paralysis. Today, his is coaching and helping others. Watch a documentary and hear his inspirational

Humanities Make A Difference

The programs of the Florida Humanities Council annually touch Floridians in every region of the state. We bring Floridians together through powerful humanities themed programs that matter.

Our work is dynamic and seeks to engage Floridians in honest and authentic dialogue. By facilitating interpersonal communication through our programs and media, a shared sense of understanding and community develops.

Impact in Florida communities

Our Impact Statewide 2017-2018:

Since 1971, the Florida Humanities Council has awarded more than $8 million statewide in support of the development and presentation of humanities-rich cultural grants and public programs. These programs and grants promote civic engagement and enhance the public profile of the recipient communities.



total federal and state dollars
invested in local projects statewide

total local funds leveraged
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Funding for the Florida Humanities comes from the National
Endowment for the Humanities; the Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and
Culture; and private donations.

For 45 years, the programs of the Florida Humanities Council have touched Floridians in every region of the state. From our family reading programs and popular Speakers Series, to our museum partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and summer seminars for teachers and high school students, we are dedicated to convening Floridians in community conversations that deepen our understanding of the people, places and ideas that shape this magnificent state.

Bringing Floridians Together

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