Espacio Migrante, Border Narrative Change, NFA Grantee
Espacio Migrante, Border Narrative Change, NFA Grantee

NALAC National Latinx Summit: Call for Session Proposals

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is thrilled to announce the NALAC National Latinx Summit taking place virtually between September 30 – October 2, 2021. We are calling our field to join us to engage our imaginations, meet the call of the moment, and assert our collective strength.

The goals of the summit – officially themed Manos a la Obra – are:

to bring together our community of Latinx artists, cultural workers and organizations of all generations to catalyze peer networking and professional networks

to deepen intergenerational engagement for the exchange of ideas and cultural practices

to uplift stories of pandemic cultural resiliency and artistic adaptation

to advance research toward a “for us by us” cultural policy agenda that supports the needs of the field, influence trends, and mobilize communities.

What does Manos a la Obra mean to you?

We invite the field to weave this gathering with us! Propose a space for attendees to gather, talk, learn, perform, imagine. The Summit is entirely built on our imaginations. Please submit your proposal by Friday, July 9, 2021. Presenters and performers of sessions and workshops will receive honoraria of $500 per session or workshop (not per individual in a session/workshop).

The Summit format will be a combination of interactive labs, workshops, panels, site visits, performances, and showcases. With an eye towards theme-based focused groups, creative disciplines, and career peer mentorship, we will organize sessions via three lines of inquiry: Tactical Knowledge, Social Strategy and Creative Practice.

The definitions for these lines of inquiry are as follows:

Tactical Knowledge means the specific tactics we can use (individually and collectively as institutions) to push our work and voices to the forefront. Topics include but are not limited to: alternative financial models, fundraising, philanthropy, artist career building, arts advocacy, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Social Strategy means the strategy or analysis needed to provide frameworks for our actions. Such topics include but are not limited to: diversity, equity and inclusion, intersectionality, radical imagination, anti-racism, Latinidades, intergenerationality, activism and disruption.

Creative Practice sessions are opportunities to bring together people around specific creative disciplines or approaches to synthesize our tactical knowledge and social strategy. Topics might include but are not limited to labs or sessions organized around specific artistic disciplines, up to your own imagination.

Submit your proposal by Friday, July 9, 2021.

Gracias y nos vemos pronto!