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Join us for Family Fun Day at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

Join us at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center during the month of December for family fun! All month long the center will be offering free admission to Louisiana residents, and on December 10 we’ll be hosting a family activity day with arts and crafts, a Prime Time Family Reading session, and tours of the center.

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Applications open now for Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the artist Gustave Blache III have partnered to offer the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships for Aspiring Artists to support undergraduate and graduate students attending the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.

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Four New Board Members Join Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Four Louisiana residents representing diverse backgrounds in history, art, philosophy, and film have joined the LEH board of directors: Dr. Phebe Hayes, Dr. Nathan Ponder, Dr. Holly L. Wilson, and Wendell Riley, hailing from north, central, and south Louisiana.

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Grants available to humanities nonprofits for Ida recovery

LEH, with the support of the state of Louisiana, is offering grant opportunities to non-profit organizations for ongoing disaster recovery from Hurricane Ida. Grant amounts range from $1,000–$10,000, and applications are open now to organizations in the 25 parishes declared federal disaster areas.

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The Center to Host Livestream of Lecture on Reparations

On October 19 The Helis Foundation John Scott Center will host a watch event for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2022 Jefferson Lecture, “The Question of Reparations: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future.”

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Apply Now to Host Prime Time Programs

Community groups have a free opportunity to join Louisiana’s literacy effort by hosting a Prime Time reading program next year. Applications will be accepted from September 15 through October 17, 2022, at

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“Iron Sharpens Iron” to Screen at 2022 New Orleans Film Festival

We’re pleased to announce that the LEH-produced documentary “Iron Sharpens Iron” has been selected to screen at the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF).

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64 Parishes Publication Party in Monroe November 3

Join us Thursday, November 3, for the first 64 Parishes publication party since 2019 as we celebrate the launch of the fall archaeology issue with the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe.

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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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