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 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.

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Due to COVID-19, fellows, faculty and NALAC staff were unable to travel to Washington D.C. in 2020. The Advocacy Leadership Institute adapted components of its D.C. on-site training into additional virtual sessions for the remainder of the program. 2020 fellows will join the 2021 cohort in Washington, D.C.

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2020 ALI Fellows Graduation Ceremony Video Call
2020 ALI Fellows Graduation Ceremony Video Call

Meet our most recent ALI class

In January 2020, 15 fellows joined us in the 10th edition of the Advocacy Leadership Institute. 

ALI 2020 Fellows

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