NALAC Leadership Institute

Through the lens of Latinx arts and culture, the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) uses a comprehensive curriculum that addresses strategic planning, programming, budgeting, marketing, fundraising, governance, evaluation, and advocacy.

Creating a space for solidarity.

The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) brings emerging and established artists and arts administrators from across the nation for intensive training in nonprofit arts management and leadership development.

Mainstream leadership development opportunities often erase cultural competencies needed to successfully engage and include our communities. The NLI offers a rare space for discussion, inquiry, learning, inventiveness, and solidarity.

Become a NALAC Leadership Institute Fellow.

Participating in the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) is open to U.S. and Puerto Rico based Latinx artists, arts administrators, and cultural practitioners working in all media or disciplines (i.e. visual, theatre, dance, literary, performance, digital, interdisciplinary). The yearly convening is a week-long professional development program for Latinx artists, arts administrators, and cultural practitioners.

2019 Guidlines

Learn more and apply.

The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) has a yearly open call for applications. Details about the application process can be found in the downloadable guidelines document.  Educators and social entrepreneurs whose work is in the fields of arts and culture are also invited to apply.

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

Meet our recent graduating class from 2019.

In July of 2019 NALAC hosted 31 exceptional fellows through the week long NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX.

NLI Classs 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 NLI 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
  • Ford Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Say Sí