We're proud to announce the next round of NALAC grants. Spread the word!
Cristina Molina (New Orleans, LA) received a 2015 NFA grant.
NALAC's Executive Director, María López De León, Named President and CEO of the Organization
The board of directors of NALAC - The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, María López De León, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, and Deputy Director, Adriana Gallego, has been named Chief Operating Officer. Ms. López De León has exponentially expanded the organization's budget, programs and national profile since she took the reins in 2002. Ms. Gallego joined the organization in 2012 and has worked side by side with Ms. López De León to further NALAC's capacity to serve its constituencies. These changes herald NALAC's place as the premier national Latino arts service organization in the U.S.

NALAC Grant Opportunities
 
We are thrilled to announce grant opportunities for artists, ensembles, and organizations for projects and initiatives taking place between December 15, 2016 and December 15, 2017. Please consult the grant guidelines to learn more about each program:
NALAC Fund for the Arts 
Deadline: October 13, 2016
Awards: $5,000 - $15,000
Guidelines: www.nalac.org/nfa 
The NALAC Fund for the Arts supports US-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. Learn more about the projects of our 2015 NFA grantees here: artists/ensembles and organizations
 
Transnational Cultural Remittances
Deadline: October 13, 2016
Awards: $2,000 - $12,000
Guidelines: www.nalac.org/tcr 

Transnational Cultural Remittances funding supports exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico and Central America. Learn more about the projects of our 2015 TCR grantees here
 
Diverse Arts Spaces
Deadline: November 3, 2016
Guidelines: www.nalac.org/das 

Diverse Arts Spaces is a funding initiative open to Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces organizations for the presentation or commissioning of work by Latino artists and ensembles. Learn more about the projects of our 2015 DAS grantees here
Free Registration for the NALAC MI Latinx Art Summit in Detroit
 
NALAC MI Latinx Art Summit
Friday, October 7, 2016
Ford Resource and Engagement Center (Mercado)
Detroit, MI

This day-long convening will focus on organizational and career development, policy and advocacy, and community organizing for artists, cultural workers, educators, activists, and allies from across the state of Michigan. Our goal is to build equal voice for the growing Latino population in Michigan through arts and culture, and the Summit is part of a larger initiative to build out capacity and encourage advocacy for and by Latino communities in Michigan. The Michigan Latinx Art Summit is made possible through generous support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Southwest Airlines. Registration to the Summit is free online here

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ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

On October 6, join us and participate in ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit, which will bring together artists and changemakers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and throughout the city to explore how communities are remapping America and transforming the arts.
For more information and to register for this free convening, click here
ALUMNI NEWS
Chantal Rodriguez (NLI '15) has been named the new assistant dean at Yale University's School of Drama. * Mia Lopez (NLI '16) has been hired as assistant curator at the DePaul University Art Museum. * Emilio Rodriguez (NLI '16) is in the news for project aiming to diversify Detroit theatre scene. * Abi Gomez (ALI '16, NLI '16) has been appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virgina Commission for the Arts. 
Warren Guss Yellowhair at the ILI Pilot.
Intercultural Leadership Institute Deadline is Approaching
The deadline to apply to Intercultural Leadership Institute is September 13, 2016. NALAC, Alternate ROOTSPAʻI Foundation, and First Peoples Fund created ILI to foster and support intercultural leaders throughout our communities as well as to promote a shift in the broader arts & cultural field toward greater intercultural awareness, resourcing and action. Learn more here

Program Dates:
March 22 - 28, 2017 in Mississippi
September 13 - 19, 2017 in Lakota Territory
February 28 - March 6, 2018 in Hawai'i
THROWBACK THURSDAY
Check out amazing photos taken by Luis M. Garza of our 16th NALAC Leadership Institute which took place this past July in San Antonio. We've instituted a snazzy new page to host photos from all of our convenings; check it out here!
NALAC meets with the Mexican American Center in Saginaw, MI
On the Road
Connect with NALAC 
9/7 - Racine, WI
9/12 - Mexico City, DF 
9/20 - New York, NY
9/22 - Washington, DC
9/26 - St. Paul, MN
 
Michigan Visits & Workshops
For more information or to collaborate with NALAC in the state of Michigan, please contact Michael Reyes, mreyes@nalac.org
 
9/4 - Detroit, Casa de Colores,
Branding and Booking for Performers Workshop
9/5 - Dowagiac, Pokagon Nation
9/6 - Kalamazoo, Hispanic American Council
9/7 - Flint, Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative, 
Branding and Booking for Performers Workshop
9/8 - Saginaw, Mexican American Center of Michigan
9/10 - Detroit, Dally in the Alley
9/11 - Marquette, Northern Michigan University
9/16 - Detroit, Wayne State University
 
North Carolina - Rescheduled
After consulting with our partners in NC, NALAC will convene the 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop in Charlotte, NC in Spring 2017. The upcoming Regional in Charlotte will actively reach the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. To participate in the development of the North Carolina Regional, please participate in the planning survey online. 
 
FEATURED OPPORTUNITY
Become a Regional Envoy of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture! Envoys will help to expand and deepen support of creative community action by connecting artists, activists, and allies across a multi-state region. 12-15 hours/week. $10,000/year. $1000 budget for travel and materials per year. Deadline to apply: September 5th. Learn more about the role and how to apply at: www.usdac.us/envoy
GRANT REVIEW PANELIST NOMINATIONS 
NALAC | To nominate someone (or yourself) to serve on a NALAC panel please fill out this form. Our panels represent a diversity of Latinidades, experiences, generations, and disciplines.
NEA | The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is always looking for individuals with experience and expertise in one or more of the arts to serve as grant review panelists. Please emailpanelistforms@arts.gov for additional information.
In Memoriam  
We are saddened to hear of the passing of artists and activists who paved the way for our work today. We honor the below, and remember all those who have died at the hands of injustice.

 
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For 27 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latino arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latino artistic and cultural expression. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions. NALAC serves thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of organizations representing a national and international community of multiple Latinidades; a network that crosses many cultures across the Latino Diaspora. For more information visit our website at www.nalac.org or like us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Nalac.arts1.
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