2019 Advocacy Leadership Institute Class Photo

NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute is building the next generation of arts advocates.

2019 Advocacy Leadership Institute Class Photo

Supporting people of color shaping arts advocacy.

Through the NALAC Advocacy Leadership, participants are equipped with necessary tools to communicate effectively with elected officials, lead proactive efforts in their own communities, and understand the frameworks involved in shaping cultural policy.

The yearly NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive training program in Washington, D.C. with sessions take place in Congress, at the National Endowment of the Arts, Americans for the Arts and Smithsonian institutions.

Become an Advocacy Leadership Institute Fellow.

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI)is open to U.S. and Puerto Rico based artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers from all creative disciplines. While the ALI was created intentionally for Latinx cultural workers, applicants of any background are invited to apply.

ALI has a yearly open call for applications. While the 2019 deadline has closed, stay tuned for details about the 2020 edition.

Download the 2019 Guidelines

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Meet our most recent graduating class.

In April, sixteen fellows convened in Washington, D.C. for the Advocacy Leadership Institute.

ALI Class of 2019

Leadership Institutes and additional resources

Thank You to our Supporters

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

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  • Southwest Airlines
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Ford Foundation