Connecting people to and through the humanities
- 64 Parishes
- The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
- Special Initiatives
- Humanities Awards
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More