Who We Are
By the people, for the people
Dedicated stewards working to inspire Louisiana
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities acts as a steward and supporter of Louisiana’s diverse and vibrant culture and history.
To that end, we are dedicated to ensuring access to the humanities, offering and broadening pathways for a lifetime of learning for people of every generation and from every walk of life. We champion the humanities to enrich the lives of all Louisianans in all 64 parishes.
What are the Humanities?
The humanities are the exploration and documentation of the human experience with an approach to learning that cultivates critical thinkers who can become more appreciative of divergent opinions, more creative in the exploration of work and study, and more open to innovation.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to partner with communities, institutions, and individuals to explore Louisiana’s past, reflect on our present, and imagine our future.
Our vision is everyone realizing their full potential through the humanities.
We value excellence in stewardship of resources entrusted to us from individuals, corporations, and organizations, and partnerships with federal, state, and local governments. Equity, integrity, transparency, collaboration, and ethics are our currency. Achievable and measurable results are our goals.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Applications are open now to host Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts, a new adult reading and discussion series developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.Read More