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Re:Construcción & The Fire Theory. Photo by Oscar Diaz. (TCR '16)


As the year begins, we want to highlight upcoming deadlines for our Advocacy Leadership Institute to be hosted this April in Washington, D.C. and our NALAC Leadership Institute this July in San Antonio.

We are also thrilled that our team on the ground continues to grow. Scroll down to meet our newest staff members and check out job openings to join the team.

As always, we are your organization. We invite you to add to your mailing lists so that we can stay informed of your work. Share your opportunities with us on our website. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Here's to a fruitful 2018.



Apply Now: Professional Development


A three-day intensive, hands-on training open to all artists and cultural workers that builds advocacy skills and knowledge about the role of government and public institutions in the arts field.

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2018

Dates: April 23-25, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

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A week-long intensive program in arts management and leadership development that provides multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters the support, knowledge, and agency to confidently respond to and initiate solutions to complex cultural questions.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018

Dates: July 16 - 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX

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Meet the Newest Team Members


Adriana Rios is the Program Assistant at NALAC. Prior to her joining NALAC, Adriana worked in the programming departments for a variety of different places, including Geekdom, the Princess Grace Foundation, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Adriana is a graduate of New York University where she had the opportunity to study Film and Television Production. During her time at NYU, she got involved with the Fusion Film Festival, a student-run organization that celebrates women in film, television, and new media. Adriana is an advocate for stronger representation and equity in the arts. A film lover at heart, she hopes to one day start a production company that provides visibility and resources for underrepresented filmmakers


Monica Sosa is the Data Entry Clerk at NALAC, a yoga instructor, youth educator, community organizer and fronterista who embodies the border wherever she goes. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Texas at Brownsville and is an alumnus of the UTB Exchange Program at Sorbonne Université IV, Paris, France. Monica is passionate about supporting folx in realizing their ideas and uplifting communities of color through organizing and cultural work. She uses Art and body movement as a healing practice, expressive action, transformative process, and guide towards justice and equity. Monica is also a proud Mama, photographer, and aspiring LICSW.


Jessica Gonzales is the ILI San Antonio Coordinator. Prior to joining NALAC she has worked in non-profits such as the San Antonio Conservation Society, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, and San Anto Cultural Arts. Her work includes grassroots community organizing, cultural arts programming, education, photography, and digitizing archives. She practices meditation, drums, jarana, and kickboxing. She studied English and Women Studies at Texas A&M-San Antonio.


Roland R Ramirez is the Donor and Corporate Relations Associate. At NALAC, Roland is a key cultivator of donors and sponsors and supports individual and corporate fundraising events. Roland has over 25 years of experience in workforce development at the local and state levels working with Board Directors, Elected Officials, as well as state and federal officials. Roland comes to NALAC after serving for 14 years at SER-Jobs for Progress. He has been a member of various committees and boards of directors for the the City of Dallas and Bee County in Texas. Roland’s small town upbringing and his parent’s guidance taught him to give back to his community. His passion for art and culture has taken him to many places around the world, collecting along the way.


Job Openings: Development Director, ILI Project Manager

NALAC is recruiting a Development Director to create a development strategy, achieve fundraising goals, engage sponsors, and leverage key relationships. Does this sound like the perfect fit for you or someone you know? Click here to read more about the vision for this position.

The Intercultural Leadership Institute is seeking a Project Manager to work remotely who will lead the programatic work and coordinate a team of people to implement the vision of ILI. Apply by February 12, 2018.


Field News

United States Artists has announced their newest cohort of fellows who will receive $50,000 unrestricted awards. Among the 45 awardees, we congratulate Martinez Studio, Danilo Pérez, Tania León, Luis Alfaro, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Las Nietas de Nonó, and Pepón Osorio.

Museo Eduardo Carrillo has been recognized with the Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education in California for their teen-focused curriculum "Hablamos Juntos Creating Bridges" which is available for free download.



Writing for The Root blog, Roberto Carlos García reflects on the question-- "So You're Afro-Latinx. Now What?"

Deborah Paredez shares histories of Latino participation in Vietnam: "My father came back from Vietnam, and together we create space to move through the silences left by the historical record, by the lasting effects of war, and by those Edgewood neighbors who never returned."

Latino USA compiled statements from Latino advocacy organizations responding to the decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. #SaveTPS



Diana Calderón (NLI '15) was named Xico's Education & Engagement Manager. Calderon worked as Art Coordinator and Instructor at Las Artes de Maricopa, training at-risk youth with work readiness and creative skills.



Take a look at some recent opportunities in the arts, and arts administration fields. For a full listing of opportunities, click the button below.

Open Positions at NALAC Open Position: Intercultural Leadership Institute Jobs & Internships Scholarships & Grants Call for Artists & Entries Conferences, Institues & Programs

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!



Frankie Muse Freeman, Civil Rights Leader

Erica Garner, Activist

Keorapetse Kgositsile, Poet and Activist

Kynaston McShine, Curator

Dolores O'Riordan, Musician

Pepper Smith, NEA Staff Member


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, San Antonio Area Foundation and the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.

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