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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September 7, 2021

Rebirth Grant applications extended to September 24

Louisiana organizations looking to produce humanities-themed programming are invited to apply now for Rebirth Grants, with funding provided by the NEH as part of the American Rescue Plan. Due to impacts from Hurricane Ida, 2021 applications have been extended to September 24.

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September 1, 2021

Submit nominations for the 2022 Humanities Awards

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is accepting public nominations for the 2022 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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News & Media

Inaugural reading with Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy

On Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m., join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in welcoming Louisiana’s newest poet laureate, Mona Lisa Saloy, at her inaugural reading in the post.

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Introducing Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate: Mona Lisa Saloy

The LEH and Governor John Bel Edwards are proud to announce Louisiana’s newest Poet Laureate, Mona Lisa Saloy. Following John Warner Smith’s successful tenure as poet laureate from 2019 through August 13 of this year, Saloy will assume the post beginning August 14 and serve for two years.

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PRIME TIME mails Spark Boxes to 29 agencies across Louisiana

PRIME TIME Spark Boxes are on their way to 29 agencies chosen to deliver the boxes to families in their communities. PRIME TIME Inc. received requests for more than 1,800 boxes from 49 organizations throughout the state during the two-week application period.

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