Grants

Grants

The LEH supports cultural efforts throughout Louisiana by awarding grants to local cultural organizations and institutions.

These awards fund large- and small-scale humanities public programs, from university events to those sponsored by museums, libraries, cultural centers, and historical societies.

2019 Iberia African American Historical Society symposium; photo by Lucius A. Fontenot

Rebirth Grants

With the help of this grant, the Iberia African American Historical Society hosted a symposium honoring the 75th anniversary of the 1944 racial incident that led to the loss of all African American doctors in Iberia Parish.

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Still from Bloodthicker; Zac Manuel, director; Chris Haney, producer

#CreateLouisiana

Zac Manuel’s film Bloodthicker, supported by a #CreateLouisiana Filmmaker Grant, tells the story of Young Juve, T.Y., and Lil’ Soulja Slim, three young rappers and friends whose fathers were three highly influential Southern rappers.

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Visitor engaging with the 2018-19 Water/Ways exhibition; photo by Lucius A. Fontenot

Museum on Main Street

When rural museums are given the resources they need, incredible things can happen. While the Smithsonian’s MoMS exhibition Water/Ways was at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, ~30% of the parish’s residents walked through the museum’s doors.

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NEWS & MEDIA

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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LEH hosting two free grants information sessions

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) is holding two free grants info sessions for individuals and nonprofit organizations interested in applying for either a Rebirth Grant or a Rebirth PL Grant. Rebirth PL grants are for public libraries only. The LEH, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for…

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LEH Announces Application Open Date for 2020 Rebirth Grants and new Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH’s Rebirth Grants program supports projects that provide access to the humanities for Louisiana residents. See below for information on two separate grant programs, including one designated for Louisiana…

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