Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

About Us.

Since 1989, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector via funding, leadership training, convenings, research, and advocacy.

Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Who We Are.

Our constituency is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and interdisciplinary community that includes thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of nonprofit Latino arts and cultural organizations in urban and rural communities.

NALAC envisions a cultural landscape that fully values and integrates the essential contributions of an expanding Latino arts field and its dynamic workforce.

Maria addresses 2018 NLI Cohort in Buena Vista Gardens Building.
Maria Addressing 2018 NLI Cohort in Buena Vista Gardens Building

How We Work.

NALAC activates the transformative qualities of art and culture by investing educational, financial and relationship-building resources in order to bolster artistic excellence, cultivate responsive cultural stewardship, strengthen career development, advance diversity of perspective, foster sites of belonging, and invigorate community discourse.

NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.

Gabriel Garcia Roman, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble Grantee
Gabriel Garcia Roman, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble Grantee

Where We Are: Mapping NALAC.

NALAC alumni, grantees, members, donors and supporters are spread far and wide across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and beyond.

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NALAC Constituents Map as of May 2019.
NALAC Constituents Map as of May 2019.

NALAC is comprised of talented and accomplished leaders in the national Latinx field.

Our staff hail from different points of departure geographically and professionally. Our cumulative origin stories bring unique perspectives and strategies to our work to provide effective pathways and systems that meet the unique challenges of our field. View Staff Biographies.

María López De León María López De León President and CEO
Adriana Gallego Adriana Gallego Chief Operating Officer
Adriana Rios Adriana Rios Grants Manager
Monica A. Sosa, Programs Associate Monica A. Sosa Programs Associate
Frances Guajardo Frances Guajardo Accounting Manager
Lucha Lopez Lucha López Operations Manager
Luis M Garza Luis M. Garza Database and Digital Media Specialist
Anna Laflin Anna Laflin Development Assistant
Headshot Gabriel Magraner Communications Associate
Jody Sarkozy-Banoczy Development Associate
Estela Rodriguez Esthela Rodriguez Facilities Associate

Guided by a shared set of values.

Advocacy

Providing a strong voice for Arts and Culture in all its forms and manifestations for Latinos regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation and physical abilities.

Empowerment

Improving the severe under-capitalization of the artistic communities of color in general, and the Latino arts community in particular.

Equality

Voicing our repudiation of all forms of discrimination, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism and discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender, people living with a disability and undocumented populations.

Promoting the importance of multi-lingual and multi-ethnic environments that incubate the creation of art and promote and disseminate cultural initiatives by Latino artists, arts organizations, cultural workers, scholars and other sectors.

Ethics

Guiding our business practices by a strict set of principles that reflect fairness, inclusivity, collectivity, and transparency in all endeavors.

Project Capoeira, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee. Philadelphia, PA
Project Capoeira, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee. Philadelphia, PA

NALAC Familia y más.

NALAC is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors and by a diverse group of funders. We are always looking talented and purpose-driven individuals to join our ranks. Please send us your resume or support our mission with a contribution.

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