To build strong communities and inform citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions, and stories of our state and its place in the world.
Established in 1973, the Florida Humanities Councils develops and funds public programs and resources around the state that explore Florida’s history and cultural heritage, literary and artistic life, environment and development, issues and ideas, communities, and traditions. Florida stories come to life through the humanities; by definition, its disciplines explore the human experience. When we tell stories unique to our sense of place, we add to the rich narrative of the state’s history and heritage. We are particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.
The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors, effective November 12, 2016. The board members include two humanities council executive directors and two public members.
Presenting the 2016-2020 Federation board candidates – Steven Seibert (FL), Briann Greenfield (NJ), Joan Abrams (RI), and Armand DeKeyser (AL).
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.