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