Our programming approach and upcoming events
The Helis Foundation John Scott Center serves as a modern public square: a vibrant community space empowering the public to gather, raise critical humanities questions, and experience a renewed sense of civic agency and voice.
Its design builds on the LEH tradition of offering humanities-based, award-winning, participant-centered programs that encourage critical thinking and promote respectful dialogue.
Our programming model is an extension of LEH’s mission, with artist, educator, humanist, and Louisiana native John T. Scott at its core. Drawing inspiration from Scott’s unique ideas, the humanities and community are consistent threads woven throughout program activities within art, culture, and social change.
The center features artists, culture makers, storytellers, and curators who embrace art as a language, as a medium to share ideas, tell stories, and interpret individual experiences. Our programming highlights the lived experiences of artists and storytellers while facilitating the exchange of memory and tradition shared within and by communities. We embrace the power of education to affect social change. Our programs are influenced by Scott’s 42 years as a teacher and mentor, bearing witness to the power that art and learning have to inspire change.
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More