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.
Learn more
Let’s help make the humanities accessible to all.
Learn more
Let’s help make a measurable difference in Louisianans' lives.
Learn more
April 30, 2024

Looking back at 2023

In 2023 we at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities drew endless inspiration from our favorite and only subject—the people, places, and stories of Louisiana.

Read more
January 18, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Humanities Awards Winners

Dickie Landry has been named the 2024 Humanist of the Year.

See the full list of winners

News & Media


Brandon V. Lewis Named Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Following a nationwide search, we are pleased to announce Brandon V. Lewis as the new director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center. 

Read More

LEH Distributes General Operating Support to 18 Organizations

LEH has awarded $150,000 in general operating grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to 18 humanities organizations in 13 parishes.

Read More

Looking Back at 2023

In 2023 alone the LEH reached nearly 2.1 million people across every region of our state. Learn more about our year by watching our 2023 wrap-up video.

Read More