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Asante Salaam Named Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Multidisciplinary artist Asante Salaam will serve as the inaugural director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

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LEH Announces 2022 Humanities Awardees

Author, activist and civil rights icon Ruby Bridges has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2022 Humanist of the Year. The LEH has also announced ten additional Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, folklorists, literacy and language advocates, and more.

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American Historical Association Offers Discount to LEH Members for Annual Meeting, Held January 6–9

For the first time since 2013, the American Historical Association is holding its annual meeting in New Orleans. The AHA meeting is the world’s largest annual gathering of professional historians.

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LEH Awards More Than $255K in Grants Supporting Humanities Programs Statewide

39 Rebirth Grants and Rebirth Festival Grants have been awarded to organizations statewide in support of humanities programs.

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Apply now for disaster relief funds in response to Hurricane Ida and the May 2021 floods

Humanities organizations affected by Hurricane Ida and/or the May 2021 floods are invited to apply for disaster mitigation grants starting November 15.

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Louisiana Department of Education names PRIME TIME a Family Literacy Support vendor

The Louisiana Department of Education recently added PRIME TIME’s suite of family literacy and engagement programs to their approved list of Family Literacy Support vendors.

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LEH’s 64 Parishes magazine wins nine Press Club of New Orleans awards

64 Parishes’ outstanding contributors won eight Press Club of New Orleans’s Excellence in Journalism Awards for the year 2020, with the winter 2020 issue taking home Best Magazine. 

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New large-scale mural dedicated to John Scott at LEH

We’re excited to announce the LEH as the latest site for “Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts Council New Orleans,” downtown New Orleans’ growing mural project.

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NEH Grant to Support PRIME TIME’s Development of Bilingual Book Series

PRIME TIME, Inc., has been awarded nearly $200,000 that will be used to further expand its programming for Spanish-speaking families. The grant was awarded by the NNEH through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which is providing $87.8 million in funding to nearly 300 cultural and educational institutions.

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