Make a commitment to Florida's future through a planned gift to the Florida Humanities Council. Please contact Brenda Clark at 727-873-2009 or
Apply for a Grant
Mini-grants of up to $5,000 for community cultural projects are available. Application deadlines are Aug. 1 and Oct. 3.
Issue: June 2016
Enter our Hurricane Haiku contest--
win a prize and get published!
It's that time of year when Floridians think about hurricanes. Here's a chance to de-stress by expressing your thoughts in poetry. Write a hurricane-themed haiku and enter our contest
by midnight June 30. We'll put five finalists up for a public vote. Three winners receive Visa gift cards and are published in our FORUM magazine.
Go here to get details and submit your entry.
Our Veterans Documentary
wins top television award
Our one-hour TV documentary, "Veterans-The Telling Project," produced with Tampa's WEDU PBS, has won a prestigious bronze "Telly" award. WEDU's arts program about the documentary also received a silver award. The Tellys are the industry's premier awards honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV programs, video productions, commercials, and films. More than 13,000 entries were received from 50 states and numerous nations. Watch our documentary here.
How Florida took part
in the Harlem Renaissance
James Weldon Johnson and Augusta Savage were major forces who profoundly affected the flowering of African American literature, music, art, politics, and social ideas in what was known as the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about them and the role Jacksonville played during this era at 7 p.m. on July 12 in Jacksonville. For more about this and other upcoming events, including those in Palatka, Tallahassee, and Apalachicola, go to our Events Calendar.
Bring the Smithsonian to your town
The deadline has been extended to Aug. 5 to submit an application to host the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibit, "The Way We Worked." We are bringing this multimedia exhibit to small Florida towns in 2017. Host organizations receive $5,000 for programming.