Speaker Programs

The Florida Humanities Council has created a dynamic directory of scholars, storytellers, authors, and journalists. Presenters discuss an array of subjects ranging from Florida history to changing racial narratives to art deco architecture in South Florida – and plenty of topics in between. Organizations can apply to receive funding and promotional support for a single presenter or to host an entire series in their community.

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— Deb McKone, Fort Pierce

It was the best lecture program I have ever attended, thank you for offering it to the area. It was informative, funny and very well put together.

— Anonymous attendee

One of the finest lectures on ANY topics I have ever heard! He tied so many strands together, while always staying on topic. Great pictures. Serious but entertaining. Made me want to delve into aspects of the subject on my own. He delivered what he promised. Superb!

— Anonymous attendee

I would attend any program in which she is a presenter. Very talented. She made you feel as if the character she was portraying was actually the one telling the stories. Very effective, informative, and entertaining.

Programs Offered:

Organizations can bring a speaker to their community with the following programs:

Florida Talks

Deadline: Rolling until funds are expended
Funding Amount: $500
Who can apply: Nonprofit organizations with an operating budget of $500,000 or less

Florida Talks are single speaking engagements. Organizations can apply for funds to bring a speaker to their community as a component of other programs, or to celebrate a moment of cultural significance (Black History Month, Women’s History Month, etc.). Applicants generally receive a response within two weeks of submitting an application.

Steps to apply:

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Speaker Series

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Funding Amount: Up to $5000
Who can apply: All nonprofit organizations

The Florida Humanities Speakers Series is an opportunity to deliver a series of high-quality humanities programs to your community. Organizations hosting a Speaker Series will recruit and facilitate a series of four to six engaging talks with expert historians, storytellers, researchers, and authors. For the 2019-2020 season, all programs must occur between September 1, 2019 – May 30, 2020.

Steps to apply:

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Need Help?

General Speaker Questions:
Alex Buell

Technical Questions:
Lisa Lennox

These programs are funded in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture’.