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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Let’s help make a measurable difference in Louisianans' lives.
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April 16, 2024

Bid in the Bright Lights Silent Auction

The Bright Lights Silent Auction is open for bidding now! Support our mission while browsing our incredible selection of travel experiences, fine and folk art, jewelry, and more.

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January 18, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Humanities Awards Winners

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

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News & Media

Rebirth Grant Applications Open April 1 through May 1

Applications for 2024 Rebirth Grants, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state of Louisiana, will be open April 1-May 1.

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Bright Lights 2024 Tickets Available Now

On Tuesday, April 23, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Billy Nungesser will join forces for an annual celebration of the brightest lights in Louisiana humanities.

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Spring Events at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We’re excited to announce a number of family and child-friendly programs happening at the center this spring, including Prime Time, YALA ArtsPlay™, and our spring Family Fun Day!

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