In 2018, Bay Arts Alliance received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council to host several guest speakers—authors of books covering a wide range of topics related to Florida arts, history, and culture.
Our speakers covered topics like the lives of Florida's self-taught artists, Florida's place in the soul music industry, the adventures of early naturalists exploring Florida, and how the wacky, weirdness of Florida has influenced the entire county.
The state of Florida did not fund the Florida Humanities Council this year in a setback for the arts and talented Florida authors — one of the reasons we ask that you help us advocate for the arts — but we will not let it deter us from pursuing our own speaker series.
We plan to bring in several speakers over the next year with the help of generous sponsors. Stay tuned for more info!