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.
Summer Screenings at the Center
This July The Helis Foundation John Scott Center and the LEH will highlight recent Humanities Documentary Film of the Year award winners with Summer Screenings at the Center. Screenings will take place select Saturday afternoons in July at the center, and admission to the center and the screenings will be free.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More