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.

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

Manos a La Obra is a call to action.

Join us September 30 – October 2, 2021, for the NALAC National Latinx Summit. We are gathering virtually to engage our imaginations, meet the call of the moment, and assert our collective strength. We celebrate 32 years of NALAC, 22 years of our Leadership Institute and 11 years of our Advocacy Leadership Institute.

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Manos a la Obra Compilation Video: Call for Video Submissions

The “Manos a la Obra” compilation video is a visual project that will showcase the diverse kinds of “hands”—both literal and metaphorical—that allow Latinx communities to do the work, while also showcasing the objects, the people, and the spaces where the work happens.

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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.

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