This month we check in with two organizational grantees of the NALAC Fund for the Arts from the Sonoran Desert and Motor City. We ask them what’s it’s like to be a grantee and where they see the future of Latinx arts and cultures. Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona is supporting immersive theater in the historic Barrio Anita, while Motor City Street Dance Academy in Detroit, Michigan is teaching youth the dance elements of hip-hop through the S.E.E.D. program (Spreading the Elements Everywhere in Detroit). Read on to learn more about this work and how in many ways, small Latinx arts organizations already represent the future of our diverse arts and culture field.

Advice from William Caballero, Cristina Molina, Adriana Yvette Monsalve, and Adriana Alexander

As the deadline for the next cycle of the NALAC Fund for the Arts approaches next month, we checked in with four past grantees from across the country to hear more about their experience as NFA grant winners, and to get their take on what’s next for them and the Latinx arts field at large. They shared tips for this years’ applicants, and their own struggles and successes.