We work for Louisiana’s people.

We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.

The humanities are the living, dynamic lens through which we see the world.

The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions and the values that define who we are.

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July 24, 2020

LEH seeks public nominations for Humanities Awards

The LEH Humanities Awards honor historians, filmmakers, photographers, poets, artists, singer-songwriters, folklorists, educators, librarians, archivists, preservationists, and those who strive to provide access to the source material that inspires exploratory and interpretive humanities programming.

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May 20, 2020

Louisiana Culture Care Fund helps fund emergency relief in response to COVID-19

In total, the LEH awarded 56 grants totaling $484,548 across 22 parishes for 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News & Media

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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