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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October 26, 2021

LEH home to new mural dedicated to John Scott

Our New Orleans headquarters is home to a new, large-scale mural by local artist Ayo Scott. The mural, which is part of "Unframed" presented by The Helis Foundation, presented by the Arts Council New Orleans, is dedicated to his father, the late artist John Scott and precedes the opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center in early 2022.

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October 26, 2021

PRIME TIME brings the humanities to our littlest learners

LEH's various PRIME TIME programs seek to create pathways for life-long learning for every generation, from every walk of life, and in all 64 Louisiana parishes.

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News & Media

Asante Salaam Named Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Multidisciplinary artist Asante Salaam will serve as the inaugural director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

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LEH Announces 2022 Humanities Awardees

Author, activist and civil rights icon Ruby Bridges has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2022 Humanist of the Year. The LEH has also announced ten additional Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, folklorists, literacy and language advocates, and more.

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American Historical Association Offers Discount to LEH Members for Annual Meeting, Held January 6–9

For the first time since 2013, the American Historical Association is holding its annual meeting in New Orleans. The AHA meeting is the world’s largest annual gathering of professional historians.

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