Connecting people to and through the humanities
- 64 Parishes
- The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
- Special Initiatives
- Humanities Awards
Coushatta tribal member Ethan Sylestine in regalia made by his grandfather, Curtis Sylestine; photo by Brian Pavlich, from a recent 64 Parishes article
A parent and child engage at the LEH education program PRIME TIME Family Reading
Wallace Johnson at Johnson's Boucaniere; photo by Paul Kieu, from a recent 64 Parishes article
The Cajun trio Angelle Aces performing at the 2019 event recognizing Humanities Awards winners; photo by Paul Kieu
Moussa Sadou; by Matt Mick/CODOFIL, from a recent 64 Parishes article
Visitors at the Museum on Main Street exhibition WaterWays; photo by Lucius A. Fontenot
Enriching the lives of Louisianans, young and old
By investing in a diverse, statewide network of public programs, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities amplifies Louisiana voices and fosters access to arts, culture, education, history, and all humanities for all the people of our state.
Committed to being a vibrant voice for the humanities
Guided by stewardship and based on community needs, program practicality, cultural relevance, and execution feasibility, our work is done by and for all Louisianans—the people who study, explore, and create, and ultimately the diverse audiences who experience these living, lasting contributions. In this recursive cycle of study, the humanities facilitate vital connections to our shared history, traditions, and values.
Our work speaks for itself, but thrives beyond just the numbers.
LEH is now accepting public nominations for the 2024 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.Read More
Be a part of the celebration! The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is marking our first full year of being open to the public this month with unique programs throughout September. See the full schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars!Read More
Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in welcoming Louisiana’s newest poet laureate, Alison Pelegrin, at her inaugural reading in the post on October 4, 2023.Read More