#LatinxArtsPresente on Capitol Hill in 2020

Applications are open for the NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces a call for applications to participate in the upcoming NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). The program will gather Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts advocates in Washington D.C. on April 20-22, 2020, to build advocacy skills in support of the arts, social justice and cultural equity.

Last year, sixteen fellows participated in the program with sessions taking place with Americans for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Library of Congress, and Latinx leaders of various Smithsonian institutions. The program itself was created in 2010 out of a necessity to engage policy makers on issues that matter most to our communities.

This year’s ALI represents a milestone for the organization. “The tenth edition of the ALI is a powerful opportunity as the country enters 2020, a highly contested election year. With the rhetoric and policies against our communities, it is more important now than ever that we’re present on the Hill,” said NALAC Director of Programs Adriana Rios.

The program is led by faculty members Rosalba Rolón (Pregones Theater + Puerto Rican Traveling Theater), Abel López (GALA Hispanic Theatre) and María López de León (NALAC) who guide a curriculum based on developing the capacity and potential of artists and cultural workers to shape arts policy at all levels.

All US and Puerto Rico-based artists, administrators and cultural workers are invited to apply. While the program is presented through the lens of Latinx arts and cultures, participants from all backgrounds are welcome.

Interested applicants should apply by January 23, 2020. An informational webinar will be hosted January 7, 2020. More information and complete program Guidelines are available online at https://nalac.org/leadership/advocacy-leadership-institute/.

Informational Webinar Details:
Date: January 7th, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00PM (CST)

You may participate in the webinar via web and/or phone. Please follow the instructions below for joining online or by phone respectively.

Online Access: You will be prompted to download the free Zoom app. Once installed you can join the meeting using the Meeting ID.
Visit https://zoom.us/j/2104323982. Meeting ID: 210 432 3982

Phone Access: Dial one of the following US Toll numbers listed: (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 210 432 3982.