Author Archives: LNoel

LEH hosting two free grants information sessions

Interested in applying for a grant? The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is holding two free grants info sessions for individuals and nonprofit organizations interested in applying for either a Rebirth Grant or a Rebirth PL Grant. Rebirth PL grants are for public libraries only. The LEH, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, offers grants for ...

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LEH Announces Application Open Date for 2020 Rebirth Grants and new Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH’s Rebirth Grants program supports projects that provide access to the humanities for Louisiana residents. See below for information on two separate grant programs, including one designated for Louisiana public libraries. Applications are open now through August 31, 2020, with all submissions reviewed following the close of the application period, and award notifications will be made by October 15, ...

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Fourteen additional organizations receive emergency funding

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to another 14 organizations in the final round of distribution from the fund. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund, which is now closed, provided emergency relief support for operational expenses to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial ...

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Reflecting on History in the Wake of George Floyd’s Killing

At LEH, we believe the role of the public humanities is to both inform and promote critical analysis and conversations. The current protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers fit into a history of oppression—and challenges to oppression—that predate the founding of this country. We’ve searched our archives, compiling a roundup of articles ...

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports Louisiana Culture Care Fund

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ emergency relief program, the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. Supporting the state’s critical cultural institutions, the fund provides grants to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with awards ranging between $3,000 and $20,000 and designated for operational expenses. To date, the LEH has awarded ...

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Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets has awarded Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith a prestigious Laureate Fellowship, given to honor poets of literary merit serving in civic positions around the country. Smith, who was named to the Poet Laureate position in 2019 by Governor John Bel Edwards, received $50,000 as part of the award to produce meaningful, impactful and innovative ...

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