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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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.

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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

LEH Issues $143k in Grants Supporting Humanities Programs and Projects

The LEH, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Louisiana, has awarded 31 Rebirth Grants totaling $143,500 to nonprofit cultural organizations in 13 parishes.

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64 Parishes Contributors Are Finalists for 2024 Press Club of New Orleans Awards

LEH’s 64 Parishes magazine has received nine Excellence in Journalism award nominations, including Best Magazine, from the Press Club of New Orleans.

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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. 

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