The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the Latino arts field.

Violeta Luna, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble Grant

Announcing the 2024 NALAC Leadership Institute Fellows

The selected cohort consists of nineteen fellows and reflects an outstanding group of Latinx/é arts administrators and cultural workers from around the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2024 NLI cohort includes fellows from ten states, along with Puerto Rico, and represents nine distinct artistic disciplines, including dance, visual arts, music, as well as crafts and design.

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NALAC Announces $510,000 Grant Awards for Latinx Artists and Arts Organizations

NALAC is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grants. These prestigious awards, totaling an impressive $510,000, invest in many of the essential threads and cultural assets that Latinx artists and arts organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico bring to the American landscape.

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Ramon Ramos Alayo, 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

NALAC Selected for National Arts Research Initiative by The Wallace Foundation 

NALAC is honored to be selected as one of the Wallace Foundation’s newly announced grantees. The awarded organizations will conduct research on issues relevant to the well-being of arts organizations of color and the communities they serve.

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2023 NLI Fellows at San Anto Cultural Arts’ "Lideres De La Comunidad" murals.

34 Years of Service - 2023 NALAC Impact Report

At the heart of NALAC’s mission is our commitment to investing in Latinx cultural communities. As our impact report illustrates, our efforts have profoundly impacted artists and arts organizations, creating opportunities for their career and organizational growth, professional and organizational development, and greater recognition on a national and international scale.

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Promoting, connecting, and cultivating Latino arts and cultures

Our programs create opportunities for artists, arts leaders and organizations. NALAC programs provide critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities, leadership development and professional training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country.

Born from a common vision.

Founded in 1989, we recognized the necessity of a national advocacy organization for an under-served Latinx arts sector. Research and conversations with our stakeholders affirm that our collective success hinges on empowered, informed and resourced individuals and organizations who are supported as change agents.

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Las Fotos Project, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
Las Fotos Project, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

We are comprised of talented & accomplished leaders in the national Latinx arts field.

Our grantees and leadership program alumni uplift our communities, build opportunities to renew our diverse identities and imagine ways to move forward in solidarity.

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Advocacy and Research are central to our work.

NALAC plays a leadership role as a national advocate for artists and nonprofit arts organizations, not to mention our work providing critical training for cultural workers through our Advocacy Leadership Institute. Our Research Initiatives seek to impact policy by addressing the challenges that Latinx artists and organizations face in terms of access to funding, training, and representation.

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Oyu Oro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, 2016, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
Oyu Oro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, 2016 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee, Photo by Steven Pisano

Recent NALAC News.

Find the lastest news and stories about what’s happening on the ground in the Latinx arts field.

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Meet our Strategic Partners.

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

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  • Ford Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts