The humanities cast a wide net in terms of ideas, disciplines of study, and human experiences to highlight. The Florida Humanities Council recognizes the need to draw special attention within that broad spectrum to those topics or communities that are deserving of enhanced public awareness. Our programs and media are currently focusing on the following three humanities-themed initiatives.
In concert with the National Endowment for the Humanities “Standing Together” initiative, the Florida Humanities Council seeks to give Florida veterans a platform to tell their unique and powerful stories. Our programming makes an effort to close the communication gap between those that have served and those that have not.
The Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing honors a living Florida author for a distinguished body of work that has had a major influence on Floridians. The award is given annually and is selected by an independent panel of judges.
Showcased every fall in our award winning Forum magazine, the Florida Book Awards seek to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best work of Florida writers. Co-sponsored with a dozen literary and cultural organizations around the state, the program has nine categories of competition.