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Mellon Foundation Grant Supports New “Who Gets to Vote?” Initiative

Thanks to support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LEH will soon be launching in a series of public humanities programs on the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the US.

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LEH Awards More Than $160K in Programmatic Grants

Each year the LEH awards Rebirth Grants in support of public humanities projects implemented by cultural institutions large and small throughout the state. This year, we awarded $160k in grants to 11 libraries and 22 organizations around the state.

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LEH supporting public libraries through Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH is offering a special grant stream this year dedicated specifically to our state’s crucial public libraries. Rebirth PL Grants will support Louisiana public libraries’ transition to serving their communities virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LEH hosting two free grants information sessions

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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LEH announces second round of emergency grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to another 14 organizations in 10 parishes. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency relief…

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First Eleven Sites Receive Emergency Relief Grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the first emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to eleven organizations in nine parishes. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency…

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LEH Launches Louisiana Culture Care Fund

In an effort to help protect Louisiana’s critical cultural institutions, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has launched the Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a new grant program providing emergency relief funding to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19…

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Rebirth Grant Webinars

Interested in applying for a grant? The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is holding two free webinars for individuals and non-profit organizations interested in applying for a Rebirth Grant. The LEH, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, offers grants for public humanities…

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Announcing the 2019 LEH Rebirth Grants awardees 

Through its Rebirth Grants program, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has funded projects that provide access to the humanities to Louisiana residents across the state. In September the LEH received 53 applications for the 2019 Rebirth Grants opportunity. A grants…

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Senator Bill Cassidy and the LEH Co-Host Humanities Grants Workshops

Senator Bill Cassidy and the LEH invite all to free Humanities Grants Workshops, presented by the National Endowment For Humanities. Meet with representatives from the NEH, LEH, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Institute of Museum…

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Join LEH Grants Webinar on July 22

The LEH offers grants to support projects that provide access to the humanities for citizens in Louisiana. The 2019 LEH Rebirth Grants opportunity opened on July 1, and will close on August. 31. The LEH is offering a webinar on Monday, July 22, 12pm to all potential Rebirth 2019 applicants…

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LEH Announces Awards for Keep It 300! Grants

Grant opportunity provides support to public programs that celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018.

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“Women Warriors” at Grambling University

The Feb. 22nd event highlights 1960’s Civil Rights activism of women in rural communities.

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A Glimpse of Shreveport in 1918

Centenary College’s exhibit offers visitors a portal to Shreveport’s past.

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Feb. 24 – #CreateLouisiana Film Premier in New Orleans

Film set to premier at New Orleans French Film Festival.

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Keep It 300! Applications Due Jan. 31

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for programmatic grants.

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LEH Launches Disaster Preparedness Study

The research project will assess the role of a state humanities council in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

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LEH Receives Funding for Media and Democracy Project

The LEH will partner LSU and WWNO to produce a series of radio programs examining journalism’s response to political change.

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LEH Supports Tricentennial Programs with Keep It 300 Grants

Deadline is January 31, 2018.

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“Purchased Lives” in St. Tammany Parish Through Jan. 12

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Words and Music Festival

Hotel Montelone set to host this year’s event on December 6th through 12th.

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NEH and LEH respond to Hurricane Harvey’s impact in southwest Louisiana

Emergency grant will extend support to affected communities and organizations.

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WEBINAR: Sept. 15 for Rebirth Grants 2017

LEH hosts webinar for prospective grant applicants.

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Great audiences for “Generations of Struggle” reading program in Natchitoches

LEH partners with two area libraries to host the 4-week summer reading program.

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#CreateLouisiana announces film grants with Sept. 8 deadline

One team will receive a $10,000 cash grant along with a $30,000 post-production package.

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#CreateLouisiana Launches New Documentary Film Grant

#CreateLouisiana announced a new slate of grant opportunities to support and empower Louisiana filmmakers.

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Apply for Smithsonian Water/Ways Museum on Main Street

Smithsonian and LEH offer local communities a new way to explore the myriad ways water affects our lives.

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June 10: Underground Railroad in NW Louisiana at Bossier Parish Library

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition explores the history of the domestic slave trade.

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June 19: The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

The Frame is a bi-monthly series that showcases the work of Louisiana photographers.

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LEH’s Restovic named to Louisiana Folklife Commission

Louisiana Folklife Commission is mandated to advise the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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Valentino Hotels offer summer discounts for LEH supporters

Take advantage of special hotel rates during the Summer Season!

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Women’s Philanthropy Network Awards $36,250 to PRIME TIME for Early Childhood Education in Caddo

WPN is a giving circle of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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“Purchased Lives” at Bossier Parish Library

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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May 11: New Orleans Public Library Hosts “Generations of Struggle”

“Generations of Struggle” is a four-week reading and discussion program.

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May 19-20: Sugarmill Music Festival in Alexandria

The Sugarmill Music Festival brings chamber music to Rapides Parish for two days of performances and workshops.

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Community Foundation of North Louisiana Awards PRIME TIME Grant

CFNLA awarded PRIME TIME Preschool programming $59,400 grant.

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“Purchased Lives” at Jackson Parish Library

“Purchased Lives” traveling exhibition produced by HNOC.

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LEH Emergency Grants Still Available

The LEH has funds available for cultural organizations impacted by the August 2016 floods.

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LEH Grant Supports Hilliard Museum “Spiritual Journeys” Exhibition

Hilliard University Art Museum opened “Spiritual Journeys” Exhibition.

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April 20 – Listen! The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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New Orleans Poetry Festival April 20-23

The 2nd Annual New Orleans Poetry Festival is supported in part by an LEH Rebirth Grant.

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#CreateLouisiana announces six finalists for New French Culture Film Grants

Winner of the 2017 Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant announced.

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Reserve Your Tickets! Bright Lights in the Humanities Awards April 13

Academy Award Winner William Joyce is the LEH 2017 Humanist of the Year.

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March 14 – Watch! LPB Airs Zachary Richard’s Attakapas

LPB airs Zachary Richard’s “Attakapas: The Cajun Story” March 14th.

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March 16 – Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans (CAC) hosts “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen.”

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March 20 – CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant Deadline Extended

2017 Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant deadline extended to March 20.

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March 27 – LHC Hosts Authors Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges

New book tells the inside history of the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial race.

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Listen! The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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“Purchased Lives” at West Baton Rouge Library

“Purchased Lives” traveling exhibition produced by HNOC.

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LEH Seeks Poet Laureate Nominations

The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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Feb. 18: St. Francisville’s Writers and Readers Symposium

Louisiana Poet Laureate Peter Cooley read and discuss his poems and creative process.

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Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant Guidelines

Deadline is March 6 for films exploring Louisiana-French culture.

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Walton Family Foundation Supports LEH Coastal Initiative

Grant award from The Walton Family Foundation to support Louisiana’s coast.

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Jan. 31: Antenna: Signals No. 4

Series is funded in part by a 2016 LEH Rebirth Grant.

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February 3 “Attakapas” at the Manship Theater in Baton Rouge

Zachary Richard will perform at the Manship Theater in the Shaw Center for the Arts.

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LEH Awards Strategic Partnership Grant for “Attakapas”

$5,000 Strategic Partnership Grant to support “Attakapas.”

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Tricentennial book to chronicle New Orleans’ influence on the world

Landmark publication scheduled for release in fall 2017.

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LEH Offers Emergency Grants to La. Cultural Organizations

The LEH announces 2016 Emergency Grants for organizations affected by the 2016 floods.

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Visit the LEH at the Louisiana Book Festival

The LEH support the 2016 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.

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“Restoration Roadshow” for Flood Damaged Items

“Restoration Roadshow” to provide the public with free consultations for flood-damaged belongings.

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LEH 2016 Rebirth Grant Opportunities Open

Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Satchmo Summerfest Features LEH Pulitzer Initiative

The LEH and Satchmo Summerfest marked their second year of partnership.

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LEH Announces 2016 Rebirth Grant Deadline

Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Shell Oil Company’s Commitment to Education Tops $1 Million

Shell Oil continues commitment to education across the Gulf South.

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The LEH Sponsors Prison Symposium at Angola

A daylong symposium hosted on the grounds of Angola Penitentiary.

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THNOC and LEH Partner for “Purchased Lives” Traveling Exhibit

A traveling panel exhibition explores the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Visit New Exhibition Space for LSU Museum’s Permanent Collection

On March 4, the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge unveiled the reinstallation of its enhanced permanent collection.

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LEH Annual Fund Drive is ON!

Support the humanities this season.

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LEH Wins Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative Grant

Funding will support Louisiana writers and festivals.

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#CreateLouisiana Winner Announced

Inaugural $50,000 filmmaker prize awarded to “Plaquemines.”

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LEH, New Orleans Film Society and Deep South Studios Announce Create Louisiana Deadline

Applications for $50,000 film grant open August 14.

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LEH Receives $10,000 “Latino Americans” Grant

Council will partner with organizations in Lafayette for yearlong events.

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Rebirth Grant Award History

Communities in eight Louisiana parishes will benefit from the programs and projects funded by the LEH’s 2014 Grants program.

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