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The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Redesigns Flagship Latino Arts Grant Program

 

NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Expands Eligibility to Include Large Organizations; New Grant Program Features Will Deepen Impact

 

nfa-logo-web SAN ANTONIO (November 20, 2013) – The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) launches the application cycle for the 2014 grants and leadership programs. Applications are now being accepted for three grant programs, NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA), Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) and Diverse Arts Spaces (DAS) and two leadership programs, NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) and Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). 

 

Since 2005, NALAC has made strategic investments in support of Latino artistic and cultural production through its grant programs. Overall, NALAC has delivered more than $1.4 million dollars in critical funding through 328 grants in the United States, Mexico and Central America.

 

Now in its ninth cycle, the NALAC Fund for the Arts is NALAC’s flagship grant program that supports the creation and presentation of important and innovative artistic works in every discipline and region of the country. NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to support U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. NFA remains the only national funding source solely dedicated to supporting Latino artists/ensembles and Latino arts and cultural organizations.

 

In response to the expressed needs of the field, NALAC made structural changes to broaden the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

 

  • Large Organization Eligibility - The most notable change in the NFA grant program expands funding eligibility to large Latino arts organizations with operating budgets over $1 million dollars. This program expansion will allow NALAC to provide critical funding to some of our largest pioneering Latino institutions that continue to innovate, educate, present the highest quality artistic talent and serve their communities in meaningful ways. With this new direction, NALAC hopes to solidify existing collaborations and strengthen national networks and services for the Latino arts field.

 

  • Deepen Financial Impact- In order to deepen financial impact of the NFA grants, NALAC increased the number of Master Artist Grants, and added fixed award amounts in each grant category.
    • The NFA for Latino Artist and Ensembles will provide up to fourteen awards at $5,000 each for Project Grants and up to three awards at $15,000 each for Master Artist Grants.
    • The NFA for Latino Arts Organizations will provide up to eight awards at $5,000 for small organizations and up to four awards at $10,000 each for mid to large organizations.

 

  • Streamlining application process- NALAC has streamlined the application process into a downloadable form and an easy to access online submission.

 

The NALAC Fund for the Arts FY2014 redesign is made possible through continued support from Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and new funding from Surdna Foundation whose sustained support will help expand the NALAC Fund for the Arts to a new phase of growth.

 

The 2014 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Deadline is February 6, 2014.

 

For more information about NALAC Fund for the Arts
 http://www.nalac.org/nfa

 

NFA for Latino Artist and Ensembles Guidelines
http://www.nalac.org/images/2014NFAGuidelinesArtistEnsemble.pdf

 

 

NFA for Latino Arts Organizations Guidelines
http://www.nalac.org/images/2014NFAGuidelinesOrganization

 

 

About NALAC- The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. For 24 years, NALAC has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector by providing critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities and professional development training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.

 

For More Information on other NALAC Programs

Diverse Arts Spaces (DAS) Grant 

 www.nalac.org/das

 

Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) Grant

 www.nalac.org/tcr


NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) 

www.nalac.org/nli

 

Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI)    

 www.nalac.org/ali

 

For more information visit our website at  www.nalac.org

 

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