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This Year’s Gustave Blache III Scholarships Recipients

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships: Cierra Johnson, recipient of the undergraduate scholarship, and Myron Solomon, recipient of the graduate scholarship.

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An update on The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We are excited to announce that work has officially begun on the construction of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center! A hub for integrated arts and humanities programming unlike any in the Gulf South, the center will open next year.

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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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Submit nominations now for the 2021 Humanities Awards

The LEH is now accepting public nominations for the 2021 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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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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Fourteen additional organizations receive emergency funding

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to another 14 organizations in the final round of distribution from the fund. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund, which is now…

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Reflecting on History in the Wake of George Floyd’s Killing

At LEH, we believe the role of the public humanities is to both inform and promote critical analysis and conversations. The current protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers fit into a history of oppression—and challenges to oppression that predate…

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Cultivating Understanding Through Children’s Books

As the state, country, and world contend both with the over-representation of Black Americans among those dying from COVID-19, among those incarcerated for non-violent crimes, and among those experiencing violence from law enforcement officers, we are all reeling. This week’s global…

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