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.
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