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Tools to be an Advocate in the Fight for the Arts


The 45th White House administration has proposed the elimination of agencies that provide critical services and support to our nation's citizens. Among them is the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an agency established via bipartisan congressional legislation 50 years ago to support the nation's artistic and cultural legacy.

The proposed Budget Blueprint is only the beginning of a long process. Whether you are a seasoned organizer or have never contacted your elected officials, there is a way for you to get involved. By raising our voices we can make sure that the future of publically funded arts is a bright one.


We have pulled together some resources for you to get started, take a look here.



NALAC launches Resource Guide


resource guideThe Special Edition of the NALAC Resource Guide includes additional contributions from a national cohort of panelists who presented at Raices Taller 222 (Tucson, AZ), as part of a professional development workshop hosted by Gabriela Muñoz, Artist Programs Manager with the Arizona Commision on the Arts AZ Art Worker Program and moderated by Adriana Gallego, NALAC COO, both alumni of the NALAC Leadership Instute. The Guide is a complementary evolving resource intended for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be an exhaustive directory. Download it here.


Connect with us in DC

Together with fifteen arts leaders, NALAC will be hosting our Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) in Washington, D.C. from April 24th to the 26th. ALI Fellows will be developing their advocacy skills and reminding our elected officials of the importance of the arts as well as issues specific to their communities. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for updates! 


Register for the NALAC Regional in Charlotte, NC

Detail: Ballet Hispanico (DAS '15)BalletHispanicoThe online registration page is live for the 31st NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop on June 2-3, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina! It promises to be a great learning and networking opportunity with regional and national leaders, keynote speakers, vibrant performances and engaging community discussion responding to the state of Latinx arts and cultures. Join us on Friday for our kickoff event and on Saturday for a jam-packed day of panels and conversations. We are thrilled to partner with the North Carolina Humanities Council's Journey in the New South initiative. To register, visit this link.



Columbia, SC  |  Indie Grits Visiones


April 20-23, 2017
The Nickelodeon Theater
1607 Main Street, Columbia, SC


IndieGritsKeep an eye on Indie Grits, the film, art and technology festival organized by The Nick in Columbia, SC. This year's theme, Visiones, is a nod to the Latinx community in South Carolina, among the fastest-growing in the nation. For the first time, Indie Grits opened submissions to Latin America and invited Latinx artists and filmmakers to participate in an intensive, six-month collaborative project creating works centered around the Visiones theme. The festival's keynote will be delivered by artist Favianna Rodriguez. One of the organizers of this year's festival is NALAC alumna Amada Torruella (NLI '16). NALAC is also proud to be among the sponsors of Indie Grits.


Life without the NEA

The L.A. Times is taking a close look at what life would look like if the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) were to lose its funding, as proposed by the White House administration. Their series, "L.A. without the NEA" explores the real impact on theaters, museums, and more. 



Thelma Uranga (NLI '15) accepted the Development Manager position at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Previously, she spent the last six years creating safe spaces for youth at ElevArte.


Leticia Gomez Franco (NLI '15) curated "Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities" at California's Southwestern College Art Gallery. Latina magazine highlighted eleven images from the show.








The California Arts Council is looking for an Executive Director responsible for providing statewide leadership in order to meet the CAC's strategic priorities, which include: building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations (including but not limited to ethnically, geographically, economically, and socially diverse populations); serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts on both a statewide and national level; and providing effective, and relevant programs and services. Click here to learn more and apply.




Jobs & Internships


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View all opportunities online here


Have a job, call for entries or training that you'd like others to know about?  Post it on our Opportunities section of the NALAC website. It's free!


Chuck Berry, Musician
Ishmael Soto, Artist and teacher
Dave Valentín, Musician
Derek Walcott, Poet


In addition to our wonderful volunteers and donors, NALAC's work is supported by:
the Surdna Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. 


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