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Tickets Available Now for Bright Lights Awards Dinner

Tickets are available now for LEH’s 2023 Bright Lights Awards Dinner, presented by Entergy. The event is taking place Thursday, May 11, and will recognize our Humanities Awards winners from this year and the last four years, with live music, amazing food, and an incredible silent auction, all at LEH’s historic Turners’ Hall and The Helis Foundation John Scott Center.

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Apply Now to Host Prime Time Reading Program In the Fall

Organizations interested in bringing a free family engagement and reading program to their community are invited to apply to host a Prime Time reading program in the fall. Applications will be accepted from organizations throughout Louisiana until April 17.

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Two Grant Opportunities Supporting Humanities Organizations Available this Spring

Two grant opportunities from the LEH this spring will provide support for Louisiana cultural organizations. Applications for grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund, which provides funds for operational expenses, will open March 13, and applications for Rebirth Grants, providing funding for humanities-based programming, will open April 1.

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First Institute Workshop Announced

This summer the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) will host the inaugural Institute for Louisiana Culture and History (ILCH) intensive workshop for Louisiana social studies K-12 educators on June 12-14, 2023, in New Orleans.

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Announcing the 2023 Humanities Awards Winners

Chef John Folse—culinary professional, food historian, tv personality, restauranteur, and Louisiana culture bearer—has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2023 Humanist of the Year.

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New Grant Opportunity Supporting Emergency Planning for Cultural Organizations

LEH, with the support of the State of Louisiana, is offering $5,000 grants to humanities-based organizations for the creation, updating and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications open January 16.

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Nominations Sought for New Louisiana Poet Laureate

The LEH, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate. The public is welcome to submit recommendations now through February 16, 2023.

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Five Sites to Host Currents Reading and Discussion Programs in 2023

Beginning in January 2023 five sites will host programs from LEH’s Currents reading and discussion program series, centered on timely humanities topics and hosted by libraries and other community-based nonprofits. 

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LEH President, Vice President of Public Programs Join National Boards

Two LEH leaders have been tapped for national association board of directors positions: President/Executive Director Miranda Restovic was elected to the 2023 Federation of State Humanities Councils Board of Directors, and Vice President of Public Programs Erin Greenwald, Ph.D., was elected to the American Historical Association’s governing council. 

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