Since 1989, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector via funding, leadership training, convenings, research, and advocacy.
Who We Are.
Our constituency is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and interdisciplinary community that includes thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of nonprofit Latino arts and cultural organizations in urban and rural communities.
NALAC envisions a cultural landscape that fully values and integrates the essential contributions of an expanding Latino arts field and its dynamic workforce.
How We Work.
NALAC activates the transformative qualities of art and culture by investing educational, financial and relationship-building resources in order to bolster artistic excellence, cultivate responsive cultural stewardship, strengthen career development, advance diversity of perspective, foster sites of belonging, and invigorate community discourse.
NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.
Where We Are: Mapping NALAC.
NALAC alumni, grantees, members, donors and supporters are spread far and wide across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and beyond.
NALAC is comprised of talented and accomplished leaders in the national Latinx field.
Our staff hail from different points of departure geographically and professionally. Our cumulative origin stories bring unique perspectives and strategies to our work to provide effective pathways and systems that meet the unique challenges of our field. View Staff Biographies.
Guided by a shared set of values.
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.
NALAC Familia y más.
NALAC is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors and by a diverse group of funders. We are always looking talented and purpose-driven individuals to join our ranks. Please send us your resume or support our mission with a contribution.