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.

Currents book clubs

Currents is a turnkey book club program that offers libraries and other community-based nonprofits grants to host themed reading and discussion programs centered on timely humanities topics, including voting history and climate change.

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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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LEH Awards More Than $95K in Grants to 21 Humanities Organizations in 9 Parishes

The LEH has awarded 15 Rebirth Grants and 6 Strategic Partnership Grants to organizations across the state. With a total of $97,512 awarded, the funded projects are based in 9 parishes.

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Libraries and Community Partners Invited to Host Currents Program

Louisiana public libraries and community partners are invited to apply to host LEH’s popular reading and discussion series, Currents, which includes “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America” and “Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts,” beginning August 22, 2022.

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Application Deadline Extended for “Who Gets to Vote?” Series

The application deadline for grants to support hosting the popular reading and discussion series “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America” has been extended to April 13, 2022.

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