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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Let’s help make the humanities accessible to all.
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July 24, 2020

LEH seeks public nominations for Humanities Awards

The LEH Humanities Awards honor historians, filmmakers, photographers, poets, artists, singer-songwriters, folklorists, educators, librarians, archivists, preservationists, and those who strive to provide access to the source material that inspires exploratory and interpretive humanities programming.

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May 20, 2020

Louisiana Culture Care Fund helps fund emergency relief in response to COVID-19

In total, the LEH awarded 56 grants totaling $484,548 across 22 parishes for 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News & Media


This Year’s Gustave Blache III Scholarships Recipients

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships: Cierra Johnson, recipient of the undergraduate scholarship, and Myron Solomon, recipient of the graduate scholarship.

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An update on The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We are excited to announce that work has officially begun on the construction of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center! A hub for integrated arts and humanities programming unlike any in the Gulf South, the center will open next year.

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LEH supporting public libraries through Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH is offering a special grant stream this year dedicated specifically to our state’s crucial public libraries. Rebirth PL Grants will support Louisiana public libraries’ transition to serving their communities virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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