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Institute for Louisiana Culture and History Announces Regional Workshops

This coming school year LEH will host four Institute for Louisiana Culture and History workshops for social studies K–12 educators around the state, with a focus 18th-century Louisiana history in alignment with LDOE’s new 6th-grade social studies standards.

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Four Sites Receive Grants to Host “Iron Sharpens Iron” Currents Program

LEH’s popular reading and discussion series, Currents, which includes the book club programs “Who Gets to Vote?” and “Witness to Change,” expands to include a film discussion program on “Iron Sharpens Iron.”

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35 Organizations Receive Emergency Planning Grants

Recipients of LEH’s Emergency Planning Grants will be able to use the funds to hire consultants or underwrite staff time to develop, update and implement written emergency plans, and support staff training, such as workshops or other professional development opportunities, directly related to emergency planning.

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Emergency Preparedness & Response Workshops This Summer Across Louisiana

This June join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Louisiana Association of Museums, and cultural heritage specialist Rebecca Elder for Culture Ready LA, a series of day-long workshops that will be held across the state on planning for emergencies involving nonprofit cultural organizations.

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National Endowment for the Humanities to Lead Grants Workshop at the LEH

Join NEH Senior Program Officer Peter Fristedt on April 26 at the LEH for an overview of the division’s public humanities grants. Fristedt will offer tips for applying and share information on NEH’s newest grant program, Public Impact Projects for Smaller Organizations.

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LEH Awards Twelve Grants in Support of Ongoing Disaster Recovery

The LEH, with the support of the State of Louisiana, has awarded 12 Emergency Recovery Grants totaling $100,000 to humanities-based nonprofits in the 25-parish area declared a federal disaster zone following Hurricane Ida.

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Tickets Available Now for Bright Lights Awards Dinner

Tickets are available now for LEH’s 2023 Bright Lights Awards Dinner, presented by Entergy. The event is taking place Thursday, May 11, and will recognize our Humanities Awards winners from this year and the last four years, with live music, amazing food, and an incredible silent auction, all at LEH’s historic Turners’ Hall and The Helis Foundation John Scott Center.

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Apply Now to Host Prime Time Reading Program In the Fall

Organizations interested in bringing a free family engagement and reading program to their community are invited to apply to host a Prime Time reading program in the fall. Applications will be accepted from organizations throughout Louisiana until April 17.

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Two Grant Opportunities Supporting Humanities Organizations Available this Spring

Two grant opportunities from the LEH this spring will provide support for Louisiana cultural organizations. Applications for grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund, which provides funds for operational expenses, will open March 13, and applications for Rebirth Grants, providing funding for humanities-based programming, will open April 1.

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