Our Research Initiatives are meant to support the production of knowledge about Latinx artistic and cultural practices and seeks to increase the understanding of our social and creative significance.
The many Latinidades that shape our communities are at the core of our research. We believe the individuals, organizations, and culture bearers working throughout the country are able to decisively generate ideas, information and experiences that inform the entire field of arts and cultural production. Our research intends to support, recognize, and advance learning from these efforts.
National Survey of Latinx Arts and Culture Organizations
NALAC is conducting a survey of Latinx organizations to prompt a better understanding of our many Latinidades as generative sources for both current and emerging creative ecologies. The goals of this national survey are two-fold:
- To create an online directory of Latinx arts, cultural, and social-justice organizations. Browse the Directory
- To initiate a process of further research into the state of Latinx organizational work taking place during this crucial moment of our nation’s history.
Unique trajectories toward a shared future
As our growing Latinx population moves toward a common future, we continue to benefit from our vast diversity. The unique ethnic, racial, economic, and cultural differences that informed our histories become relevant features that equip our ability to flourish through changing demographics. Researching and learning from our ongoing trajectories is an advantage we can all share.
A Call to Collaborate
In 2016, NALAC launched the Houston Research Initiative to survey and assess the state of the ecosystem of Latino arts and cultural communities in Houston. With generous support from Houston based donors, artist and cultural organizations, a report was released on September 14, 2018 during the inaugural “Latino Arts Day In Houston.”
Archive: Research Initiatives
Our Research Initiatives have focused on national, state, and local aspects of Latinx artistic and cultural production as a means of understanding the social value of these activities. Since 1998, NALAC has conducted several vitally important research initiatives:
|2016 NALAC Michigan Research Initiative||2010 National Conversations|
|2009-2010 Organization and Artists Economic Survey Analysis||2008 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Survey Analysis|
|2005 Nebraska Arts Council Latino Arts Initiative||1998 Latino Arts and Cultural Organizations in the United States|
Propose and participate
Our Research Initiatives have focused on national, state, and local aspects of Latinx artistic and cultural production as a means of understanding the social value of these activities. Past initiatives are available online. NALAC welcomes research proposals and participation in these areas. To do so please contact us directly.