Investing in Latinx artists and arts organizations.
The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program offers various funding opportunities to Latinx artists, arts administrators, ensembles and organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Building creative capacity.
Latinx cultural producers are at the forefront of social change and make lasting contributions in their communities through the arts. As the only national grant program exclusively investing in multidisciplinary Latino arts and cultures, the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) plays an outsized role as a catalyst for innovation in the arts field.
As of August 2019, NALAC has awarded over 560 grants, reflecting an investment of over $2.5 million across 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Supporting the creation and presentation of new works.
The NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a slate of grant opportunities for Latinx artists, arts administrators and organizations at all stages of the creative process. Our grants are offered annually and the call for applications opens in late summer. Stay tuned for news regarding the NALAC Artist Grant, Organization Grant, Puerto Rico Artist Grant, San Antonio Artist Grant, NALAC Pod Grant, and Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film.
Cultivating the artistic excellence and innovation of the Latinx arts field.
Our grantees represent varying Latinidades, disciplines and geographies. View the downloadable PDF booklet highlighting projects currently taking place in 2019.
“Through the NALAC Fund for the Arts we are proud to continue recognizing and investing in Latinx artists and organizations across the country and Puerto Rico. These artists and organizations uplift our communities, building opportunities to renew our diverse identities and to imagine ways to move forward in solidarity.”
~María López de León, NALAC’s President and CEO
NALAC Fund for the Arts application deadline is passed.
The deadline to submit an application was Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
We continuously seek to add new voices to our virtual, peer-review grant panels. Use this form to nominate potential panelists (including yourself). NALAC Fund for the Arts panels aim to represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, generations, disciplines, and aesthetics.
Current Grantees and Additional Resources
Projects supported by the NALAC Fund for the Arts
Our grant recipients engage in dynamic works at a local, national and transnational level. Learn more about the projects supported by the NALAC Fund for the Arts.
Meet our Grantees
Our grantee network represents a diversity of Latinidades, geographies, aesthetics, generations, disciplines and economies.
Archive: Past Grant Programs
NALAC has provided a variety of different grant programs through the years in response to the needs of our communities. Learn more about the types of grant programs we’ve had in the past.
The Transnational Cultural Remittances grant program supported exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico and Central America.
Diverse Arts Spaces was a funding initiative open to Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces organizations for the presentation or commissioning of work by Latino artists and ensembles in dance, music, performance, theater or visual arts.