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NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute

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

The applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute are now open. Apply by January 23, 2020

Download the 2020 Guidelines

2019 Advocacy Leadership Institute Class Photo

2020 ALI Applications Open

The applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute are now open.  The dates for the three-day intensive in Washington D.C. for our upcoming Advocacy Leadership Institute are April 20 – 22nd, 2020.

Apply by January 23, 2020 for the opportunity to join us on the Hill this coming spring.

Download the 2020 Guidelines

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Informational Webinar Details:
Date: January 7th, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00PM (CST)

You may participate in the webinar via web and/or phone. Please follow the instructions below for joining online or by phone respectively.

Online Access: You will be prompted to download the free Zoom app. Once installed you can join the meeting using the Meeting ID.
Visit https://zoom.us/j/2104323982. Meeting ID: 210 432 3982

Phone Access: Dial one of the following US Toll numbers listed: (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 210 432 3982.

Supporting people of color shaping arts advocacy.

Through the NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute, 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 taking place on Capitol Hill, the National Endowment of the Arts, Americans for the Arts and various 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. The approach for the Advocacy Leadership Institute is informed by a Latinx perspective, but the tools and resources shared during the program may be utilized broadly by artists and cultural workers from all communities.

Ready to strengthen your arts advocacy skills? Applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute taking place in 2020 are now open. Apply by January 23, 2020.

Download the 2020 Guidelines

Learn More.

Want to advocate with us in 2020? Download the latest guidelines to learn more about the program curriculum, tuition costs, and application process. Applications for the 10th Advocacy Leadership Institute are open until January 23, 2020.

Download the 2020 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.

Southwest® is the official airline of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

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