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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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

Announcing the 2023 Humanities Awards Winners

Chef John Folse—culinary professional, food historian, tv personality, restauranteur, and Louisiana culture bearer—has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2023 Humanist of the Year.

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New Grant Opportunity Supporting Emergency Planning for Cultural Organizations

LEH, with the support of the State of Louisiana, is offering $5,000 grants to humanities-based organizations for the creation, updating and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications open January 16.

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Nominations Sought for New Louisiana Poet Laureate

The LEH, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate. The public is welcome to submit recommendations now through February 16, 2023.

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