We work for Louisiana’s people.

We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.

The humanities are the living, dynamic lens through which we see the world.

The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions, and the values that define who we are.

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May 10, 2021

LEH reopening applications for Louisiana Culture Care Fund

The LEH, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Act, is once again offering general operating support grants for nonprofit humanities-based organizations in Louisiana impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 3, 2020

LEH announces 2021 Humanities Awards winners

Late artist, teacher, and visionary John T. Scott has been recognized with the 2021 Humanist of the Year award, given by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to the Humanist of the Year award, the LEH has announced eight Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, historians, literacy advocates, and more.

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News & Media

Bright Lights Online: Conversation with 2021 Humanities Awards Winners

This summer the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of live virtual conversations with and about the recipients of the 2021 LEH Humanities Awards. 

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Louisiana Culture Care Fund will reopen for applications May 21

Following the passage of the American Rescue Act, LEH’s Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a grant program providing operational funding to humanities organizations and other cultural entities, will reopen May 21.

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Joshua Rothman in Conversation with Erin Greenwald 

Join the LEH and 64 Parishes Editor-in-Chief Erin Greenwald for a conversation with historian Joshua Rothman on his new book “The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.”

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