We work for Louisiana’s people.

We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.

The humanities are the living, dynamic lens through which we see the world.

The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions, and the values that define who we are.

Let’s help you get the support and funding you need.
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Let’s help make the humanities accessible to all.
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Let’s help make a measurable difference in Louisianans' lives.
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September 13, 2022

Now Open: Visit The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is open now Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m., at 938 Lafayette Street in downtown New Orleans.

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October 25, 2022

64 Parishes magazine

Every corner of Louisiana has a story. Many stories everyone knows, and even more are known only to a few. Through 64 Parishes, our award-winning magazine on Louisiana history and culture, we want to tell them all.

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News & Media

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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