Application Now Open for the 2024 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute

The deadline to apply for the 2024 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute is October 30, 2023. 

 October 6, 2023, San Antonio, TX — The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures(NALAC) announces the open call for applications for the 2024 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) 

 The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program for artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers seeking to gain valuable tools for shaping cultural policy.   

“Last year was our first in-person Institute since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The value of connecting with national leaders onsite in Washington. D.C. cannot be understated”, said Mari Hernandez, NALAC’s chief strategy officer. “The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary tools for fellows to communicate effectively with legislators and advocate on behalf of the arts and culture field.” 

 Leading the 2024 Institute are Maria López De León (NALAC President, CEO, and Board Member), Rosalba Rolón (Pregones/PRTT), and Abel López (GALA Hispanic Theatre Dance), who will guide selected fellows in a two-month virtual program beginning in March 2024 and culminating with a three-day intensive in Washington D.C. to meet with legislators and national arts and nonprofit leaders. Previous Institutes included visits to the White House,  Capitol Hill, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, and various Smithsonian Institutions.  

 In addition to learning sessions and workshops, the Institute program offers a unique opportunity for discussion, inquiry, and long-lasting connection with fellow artists, administrators, and cultural workers. Now in its fourteenth year, the Institute celebrates 152 alums from all artistic backgrounds and disciplines, representing 33 states.  

 The NALAC Advocacy Leadership (ALI) is open to artists, administrators, and cultural workers aged twenty-one and older based in the United States and Puerto Rico. Interested applicants are encouraged to register for an informational webinar on Friday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m. CST to learn more.   

 Review the guidelines and apply for the 2024 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute. 


 About NALAC 
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. For more information about NALAC and its programs, please visit 

 Program Contact 
Alyssa Pineda, Convenings Manager,  

 Media Contact 
Penny Rodriguez, Director of Communications, 

 Image: 2019, NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute Alums.