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Submit nominations now for the 2021 Humanities Awards

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 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. Since 1985, LEH has…

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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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W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports Louisiana Culture Care Fund

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ emergency relief program, the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. Supporting the state’s critical cultural institutions, the fund provides grants to humanities…

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Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets has awarded Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith a prestigious Laureate Fellowship, given to honor poets of literary merit serving in civic positions around the country. Smith, who was named to the Poet Laureate position in…

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Thanks to support, LEH awards more emergency relief grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to another 17 organizations in 8 parishes. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency…

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