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LEH and SVA Announce Winners of the 2019 Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists from Louisiana. Marguerite “Maggie” Michel of New Orleans is the recipient of the undergraduate award and Paul Michael Wright, also of New Orleans, is the ...

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Photos from the 2019 Bright Lights Awards Dinner

Thank you to everyone who joined the LEH for an evening of celebration on April 4 at the Bright Lights Awards Dinner in Lafayette. A special thank you to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, who were kind enough to host the event at their beautiful student union. We hope you enjoyed honoring the 2019 humanities awardees with us, and ...

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LEH to Offer Grants Workshop in Shreveport

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is holding a free, public workshop for individuals and organizations interested in applying for a Rebirth Grant. The LEH, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, offers grants for public programming in areas such as museum exhibitions, public lecture series, oral history projects, web-based humanities content, or documentary radio. The ...

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LEH Receives Grant to Benefit Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has received a $475,000 grant for its Coastal Impacts Project from BHP Billiton, a mining and petroleum company that supports projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The three-year initiative, which will be administered in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Smithsonian Institution, will bring award-winning humanities-based ...

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NEH Emergency Grants – DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 10th

NEH Emergency Grants Was your organization impacted by Hurricane Harvey? Is it at risk of being impacted by natural disaster? Is there need in your local community for programming that explores how we, as Louisiana residents, cope with, respond to, and persevere in the face of disaster? The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), with the support of the National ...

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Xavier University of Louisiana to Host Purchased Lives Traveling Exhibition

A panel version of the powerful and poignant exhibition “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” will be hosted by Xavier University of Louisiana beginning Monday, Jan. 21. Developed by The Historic New Orleans Collection, “Purchased Lives” examines one of the most challenging eras of U.S. history. The portable panel display will be on view on the ...

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