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.

Let’s help you get the support and funding you need.
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Let’s help make the humanities accessible to all.
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Let’s help make a measurable difference in Louisianans' lives.
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July 1, 2021

Apply now for humanities programming support

Louisiana organizations looking to produce humanities-themed programming are invited to apply now for Rebirth and Rebirth Festival Grants, with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan.

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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

Final round of grants distributed from Louisiana Culture Care Fund

We have awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to an additional 17 organizations in 10 parishes.

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Nominations for 2022 Humanities Awards open August 1

On August 1 LEH will begin 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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Twenty additional organizations receive LCCF grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to an additional 20 organizations in 13 parishes.

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