The LEH supports cultural efforts throughout Louisiana by awarding grants to local cultural organizations and institutions.
These awards fund large- and small-scale humanities public programs, from university events to those sponsored by museums, libraries, cultural centers, and historical societies.
With the help of this grant, the Iberia African American Historical Society hosted a symposium honoring the 75th anniversary of the 1944 racial incident that led to the loss of all African American doctors in Iberia Parish.Learn More
Zac Manuel’s film Bloodthicker, supported by a #CreateLouisiana Filmmaker Grant, tells the story of Young Juve, T.Y., and Lil’ Soulja Slim, three young rappers and friends whose fathers were three highly influential Southern rappers.Learn More
Museum on Main Street
When rural museums are given the resources they need, incredible things can happen. While the Smithsonian’s MoMS exhibition Water/Ways was at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, ~30% of the parish’s residents walked through the museum’s doors.Learn More
NEWS & MEDIA
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More