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#HumCitizen: Media and Message

Louisiana

New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA – [podcasts, print, symposium] Through a series of podcasts and magazine articles, the council will focus on historic conflicts between powerful Louisiana political figures and the press. A symposium at Louisiana State University will also explore these themes. (Public)

PROGRAM: PRIME TIME Head Start

Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – [program] PRIME TIME Head Start in Ouachita Parish brings relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build bright futures for the children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program. (Youth)

PROGRAM: The Frame: A Louisiana Photograph Podcast

Louisiana

Ongoing – [podcast] A bimonthly series that showcases the work, backgrounds, and creative philosophies of Louisiana photographers. These hour-long conversations are recorded live and archived online. (Radio, Podcast, Resource)

PROGRAM: Bright Lights Awards Dinner

Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – [reception] This award is given annually by the state’s humanities council as part of its efforts to recognize the individuals and organizations making invaluable contributions to the culture of Louisiana. (Public)

PROGRAM: Purchased Lives

Louisiana

2016 to 2018 – [statewide] A traveling panel exhibition, with original artifacts, that examines the period between America’s 1808 abolishment of the international slave trade and the Civil War. (Exhibit, Workshop)

PROGRAM: LA Water/Ways

Louisiana

2018-19 – [statewide] Now accepting applications to host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian exhibit that is touring Louisiana from June 2018 through February 2019. (Traveling Exhibit)

GRANT: LA Grant Program

Louisiana

Ongoing – [statewide] Five categories of grants available ranging from $500 to $50,000. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: PRIME TIME

Louisiana

o New Orleans, LA – [reading and discussion, workshop] Created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) in 1991, PRIME TIME offers a set of unique, humanities-focused, and outcomes-based programs designed to support children and families in inter-generational family reading and discussion. Programs partner with libraries, schools, museums, and other community service agencies to directly engage children and their communities in high-quality family-focused learning experiences. (Children and Families)

RESOURCE: LEH-Sponsored Videos

Louisiana

Ongoing – [online] LEH-supported videos exploring humanities-related topic. (Videos)

RESOURCE: Media Catalog

Louisiana

Ongoing – [online] A media catalog of humanities films and videotapes available for people planning humanities projects where an audio or visual component is needed. (Resource)

RESOURCE: A Unique Slant of Light

Louisiana

Ongoing – [online] A publication that celebrates the 200th anniversary of LA’s statehood with a lasting record of the state’s cultural heritage. (Publication)

PROGRAM: KnowLA Digital Encyclopedia

Louisiana

Ongoing – [online] An online encyclopedia focusing on the history and culture of Louisiana. (Resource)

PROGRAM: Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC)

Louisiana

Ongoing – [statewide] A 6-week series led by university scholars, who introduce the books and lead group discussions. (Reading and Discussion)

PROGRAM: Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Louisiana

Ongoing – [online] A magazine documenting the state’s arts, culture, history, and literature. (Publication)

PROGRAM: Louisiana State Poet Laureate

Louisiana

Ongoing – [statewide] The Poet Laureate delivers readings and leads discussions throughout the state. The 2015-17 Poet Laureate is Peter Cooley. (Reading and Discussion, Resource)

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