Promoting, connecting, and cultivating Latino arts and cultures

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the Latino arts field.

ALI Application Open

Violeta Luna, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble Grant

2020 ALI Application Open

The applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute are now open.  The dates for the three-day intensive in Washington D.C. for our upcoming Advocacy Leadership Institute are April 20 – 22nd, 2020.

Apply by January 23, 2020 for the opportunity to join us on the Hill this coming spring.

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Our programs create opportunities for artists, arts leaders and organizations.

Ready to strengthen your arts advocacy skills? Applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute taking place in 2020 are now open. Apply by January 23, 2020.

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NALAC programs provide critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities, leadership development and professional training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country.

Born from a common vision.

Founded in 1989, we recognized the necessity of a national advocacy organization for an under-served Latinx arts sector. Research and conversations with our stakeholders affirm that our collective success hinges on empowered, informed and resourced individuals and organizations who are supported as change agents.

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Las Fotos Project, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
Las Fotos Project, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

We are comprised of talented & accomplished leaders in the national Latinx arts field.

Our grantees and leadership program alumni uplift our communities, build opportunities to renew our diverse identities and imagine ways to move forward in solidarity.

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Advocacy and Research are central to our work.

NALAC plays a leadership role as a national advocate for artists and nonprofit arts organizations, not to mention our work providing critical training for cultural workers through our Advocacy Leadership Institute. Our Research Initiatives seek to impact policy by addressing the challenges that Latinx artists and organizations face in terms of access to funding, training, and representation.

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Oyu Oro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, 2016, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
Oyu Oro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, 2016 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee, Photo by Steven Pisano

Recent NALAC News.

Find the lastest news and stories about what’s happening on the ground in the Latinx arts field.

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Meet our Strategic Partners.

NALAC wishes to thank the community of funding partners whose strategic investment to NALAC contributes to the vitality of the greater Latino arts and culture field.

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  • Southwest Airlines
  • Ford Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts