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 firstname.lastname@example.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.