Florida Humanities Council

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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.

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Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

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.

New Members Elected to Federation Board of Directors
New Members Elected to Federation Board of Directors
November 13, 2016

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.

Introducing the 2016-2020 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
Introducing the 2016-2020 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
September 6, 2016

Presenting the 2016-2020 Federation board candidates – Steven Seibert (FL), Briann Greenfield (NJ), Joan Abrams (RI), and Armand DeKeyser (AL).

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.