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.

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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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September 1, 2022

Humanities Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Humanities Awards, presented annually by the LEH and recognizing the people, organizations, and projects that have made significant contributions to our understanding of Louisiana’s history and culture.

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News & Media

Apply Now to Host Prime Time Programs

Community groups have a free opportunity to join Louisiana’s literacy effort by hosting a Prime Time reading program next year. Applications will be accepted from September 15 through October 17, 2022, at www.primetimefamily.org.

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“Iron Sharpens Iron” to Screen at 2022 New Orleans Film Festival

We’re pleased to announce that the LEH-produced documentary “Iron Sharpens Iron” has been selected to screen at the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF).

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64 Parishes Publication Party in Monroe November 3

Join us Thursday, November 3, for the first 64 Parishes publication party since 2019 as we celebrate the launch of the fall archaeology issue with the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe.

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