Connecting people to and through the humanities
Coushatta tribal member Ethan Sylestine in regalia made by his grandfather, Curtis Sylestine; photo by Brian Pavlich, from a recent 64 Parishes article
A parent and child engage at the LEH education program PRIME TIME Family Reading
Wallace Johnson at Johnson's Boucaniere; photo by Paul Kieu, from a recent 64 Parishes article
The Cajun trio Angelle Aces performing at the 2019 event recognizing Humanities Awards winners; photo by Paul Kieu
Moussa Sadou; by Matt Mick/CODOFIL, from a recent 64 Parishes article
Visitors at the Museum on Main Street exhibition WaterWays; photo by Lucius A. Fontenot
Enriching the lives of Louisianans, young and old
By investing in a diverse, statewide network of public programs, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities amplifies Louisiana voices and fosters access to arts, culture, education, history, and all humanities for all the people of our state.
Committed to being a vibrant voice for the humanities
Guided by stewardship and based on community needs, program practicality, cultural relevance, and execution feasibility, our work is done by and for all Louisianans—the people who study, explore, and create, and ultimately the diverse audiences who experience these living, lasting contributions. In this recursive cycle of study, the humanities facilitate vital connections to our shared history, traditions, and values.
Our work speaks for itself, but thrives beyond just the numbers.
This summer the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of live virtual conversations with and about the recipients of the 2021 LEH Humanities Awards.Read More
Following the passage of the American Rescue Act, LEH’s Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a grant program providing operational funding to humanities organizations and other cultural entities, will reopen May 21.Read More
Join the LEH and 64 Parishes Editor-in-Chief Erin Greenwald for a conversation with historian Joshua Rothman on his new book “The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.”Read More