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 fall and winter, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of online conversations with recipients of the 2020 Humanities Awards.Read More
LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading program has been adapted into PRIME TIME First Aid Kits, all-in-one boxes of books and supplies that will be mailed directly to families. Applications to receive a First Aid Kit are open now.Read More
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