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Announcing the 2023 Humanities Awards Winners

Chef John Folse—culinary professional, food historian, tv personality, restauranteur, and Louisiana culture bearer—has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2023 Humanist of the Year.

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New Grant Opportunity Supporting Emergency Planning for Cultural Organizations

LEH, with the support of the State of Louisiana, is offering $5,000 grants to humanities-based organizations for the creation, updating and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications open January 16.

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Nominations Sought for New Louisiana Poet Laureate

The LEH, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate. The public is welcome to submit recommendations now through February 16, 2023.

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Five Sites to Host Currents Reading and Discussion Programs in 2023

Beginning in January 2023 five sites will host programs from LEH’s Currents reading and discussion program series, centered on timely humanities topics and hosted by libraries and other community-based nonprofits. 

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LEH President, Vice President of Public Programs Join National Boards

Two LEH leaders have been tapped for national association board of directors positions: President/Executive Director Miranda Restovic was elected to the 2023 Federation of State Humanities Councils Board of Directors, and Vice President of Public Programs Erin Greenwald, Ph.D., was elected to the American Historical Association’s governing council. 

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Join us for Family Fun Day at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Join us at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center during the month of December for family fun! All month long the center will be offering free admission to Louisiana residents, and on December 10 we’ll be hosting a family activity day with arts and crafts, a Prime Time Family Reading session, and tours of the center.

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Applications open now for Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the artist Gustave Blache III have partnered to offer the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists to support undergraduate and graduate students attending the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.

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Four New Board Members Join Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Four Louisiana residents representing diverse backgrounds in history, art, philosophy, and film have joined the LEH board of directors: Dr. Phebe Hayes, Dr. Nathan Ponder, Dr. Holly L. Wilson, and Wendell Riley, hailing from north, central, and south Louisiana.

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Grants available to humanities nonprofits for Ida recovery

LEH, with the support of the state of Louisiana, is offering grant opportunities to non-profit organizations for ongoing disaster recovery from Hurricane Ida. Grant amounts range from $1,000–$10,000, and applications are open now to organizations in the 25 parishes declared federal disaster areas.

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