Florida Humanities Speaker Series FAQ’s

Florida Humanities Speaker Series FAQ’s

What you Need to Know:

Who is eligible to apply for a Florida Humanities Speaker Series?

To apply to become a Florida Humanities Speaker Series partner, you must be a nonprofit organization and have a current FHC organizational membership at the $75 level or higher.

How do I know if we’re a member?

Contact Barbara Bahr at 727-873-2003 or bbahr@flahum.org to check your membership status or to become a Florida Humanities Council member.

How much honoraria do speakers charge?

It will vary speaker to speaker, however all speakers on our roster have agreed to charge no more than $500 for a program. This amount does not include possible travel expenses.

Do Florida Humanities Speaker Series funds require a match?

Yes, Florida Humanities Council funds must be matched at a minimum with an equal amount of cash and/or in-kind services. Approved matches include staff/volunteer time, equipment/facility usage, publicity, and other program related expenses.

When can we book our programs?

A schedule must be submitted as part of your application and programs must take place between September 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Can we charge admission to a Florida Humanities Series program?

Yes, however admission may not present a barrier to public participation.

Can we book speakers that aren’t on your roster?

Not at this time. All speakers must come from our pre-approved roster.

Can we use funding for staffing or facilities?

You may use up to 20% of your FHC funds for staffing related to the project. You may only use FHC funds for facilities if you are renting a venue other than your own. Use of your own facility should be part of your cost share.