NALAC Vision and Mission Statement


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In Sync with the 21st Century

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) envisions a cultural landscape that fully values and integrates the essential contributions of an expanding Latino arts field and its dynamic workforce.



The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.



Nalac Map April 2014 with borderClick on the map to view an interactive map detailing NALAC's distribution of Grants, Leadership Alumni, NALAC Events and Cumulative Membership throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Central America and Canada. Click on each marker on the map to view details by State/Country.






The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is led by a dedicated group of individuals who share a core set of values. This group includes a national board of directors, national office staff and national advisory council, all committed to:



Providing a strong voice for Arts and Culture in all its forms and manifestations for Latinos regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation and physical abilities.



Improving the severe under-capitalization of the artistic communities of color in general, and the Latino arts community in particular.



Voicing our repudiation of all forms of discrimination, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism and discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender, people living with a disability and undocumented populations.

Promoting the importance of multi-lingual and multi-ethnic environments that incubate the creation of art and promote and disseminate cultural initiatives by Latino artists, arts organizations, cultural workers, scholars and other sectors.



Guiding our business practices by a strict set of principles that reflect fairness, inclusivity, collectivity, and transparency in all endeavors.