NLI participant fellow Annie Y. Saldaña Matías (center left), addresses fellows on the question of "Leadership Style" during institute session.

Training leaders to impact communities.

The NALAC’s leadership program equips artists, administrators and cultural workers with tools to transform their personal creative practice, affect policy, and impact the communities they serve.

NLI participant fellow Annie Y. Saldaña Matías (center left), addresses fellows on the question of "Leadership Style" during institute session.

NALAC Leadership Program.

NALAC offers three distinct trainings: the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI), Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) and the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI).

Building strong administrative, artistic, and social practices.

The Latinx arts and culture community has identified leadership development and mentorship as a high-level priority. Through its leadership program, NALAC builds leadership and professional skills among artists and those working in the arts and culture field.

Tomás Ybarra Frausto presents to fellows at the 2018 NALAC Leadership Insitute

Meet our Leadership Alumni.

Our leadership Alumni come from all across the nation and Puerto Rico. As of August 2019, 478 artist and arts administrators have graduated from our intensive training programs rooted in the Latinx historical experiences.

Browse all Alumni

Consider participating.

Leadership fellows are inter-generational leaders, practitioners, teachers, and social advocates in various stages of their careers. They represent different Latinidades, approaches, and experiences.

The 2019 Application Deadline has passed. For announcements and new opportunities, subscribe to our E-Boletin newsletter

Fabian Leyva-Barragán engages in discussion on the Functions of Development
Fabian Leyva-Barragán engages in discussion on Functions of Development session

Pioneering an intercultural approach.

ILI is a year-long intercultural leadership program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals.  ILI is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation.

(WEAreILI.org is a separately hosted site)

WeAreILI.org

2018 ILI fellows participate in drum circle led by TBow Gonzalez
2018 ILI fellows participate in drum circle led by TBow Gonzalez

Recent alumni classes and additional resources

In July of 2019 NALAC hosted 31 exceptional fellows through the week long NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX. In April 2019, 16 fellows convened in Washington, DC during the Advocacy Leadership Institute. The Intercultural Leadership Institute culminated it’s year long program in San Antonio during the month of May.