NALAC celebrates 33 years!

From our inception in 1989 NALAC has established a legacy of cultural equity, organization, and advocacy. This year NALAC turns 33 and carries forward the values of Latinx artists, cultural bearers, and arts organizations in national representation.

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

2022 NALAC Leadership Recap

The 2022 NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) took place from July 11-16, in San Antonio, Texas. The annual Institute brings together emerging and established artists and arts administrators from across the nation for intensive training in nonprofit arts management and leadership. This year, NALAC returned to an in-person Institute with the 22nd edition of the NLI hosted onsite at the historic St. Mary’s University.

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Promoting, connecting, and cultivating Latino arts and cultures

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

Explore current opportunities at NALAC. Join our team in serving the US Latino arts and cultural sector.

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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.

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

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  • Ford Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts