E-boletín   July 2015 EDITION

Fifteen years of learning leaderships
The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) turned 15 years old this month. In many ways, it seems kind of like a Quinceañera--it's gone through some heady developmental phases and grew wisely during its early formative years, it has enough memories to fill an archive yet keeps dreaming of the future, and its attitudinal coordinates are very much a result of our surrounding time(s) and place(s). It also feels like a Quinceañera in the sense of event. 
Today, NLI represents the coming-of-age of a new thought, one that sees it's self as having a leadership role within a much larger, transformative narrative.  

"NALAC's outstanding record of leadership for our community of artists, educators and arts industry professionals speaks for itself. I am a proud member since 2006 and twice a grantee of the NALAC Fund for the Arts, whose support has been truly significant to my development as an artist. To be a member of this organization is to belong to its extended family; to attend one of its events is reason enough for celebration!"

-Jaime Permuth, Artist

NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee (NFA), NALAC Member

Various Opportunities, Arizona Commission on the Arts
Calls for Proposals, Social Justice Summit, Fullerton College
a2ru 2015 National Conference, The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities 
Video Game Innovation Fellowship, Entertainment Software Association and Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)
Development Intern, Individual Giving, The Public Theater 
Call to Artists, Hispanic Heritage Month, West Valley Arts Council 
View more opportunities online here
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Merian Soto, choreographer and NALAC grantee, is among Pew Arts grantees and fellows named 
Renowned American playwright and film director Luis Valdez visits UTSA 
Latino Arts and Culture Celebration brings together community

Latino identity through self-portraits: fascinating new exhibit  

Renowned American playwright, actor, writer, and film director Luis Valdez (third from left) spoke at the NALAC Leadership Institute earlier this month. Photo by Luis Garza.

Watch our retrospective video celebrating 15 years of NLI    

The 15th Annual NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) took place July 13-18 in San Antonio. Since its introduction in 2001, the NLI has nurtured an emerging cohort of 276 artists and arts administrators who are dedicated to sustaining culturally specific work at the core of Latina communities and dedicated to changing and shaping cultural policy. More than 180 organizations nationwide have sent fellows to our program and nearly 100 United States cities have been represented.  

Watch the video produced by Luis M. Garza of LMG Photography and Art, who is also a member of our NALAC team and an alumni of both the NLI and the NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute 

Photos galore
We got a little "camera happy" during our recent NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio. Check out the photo galleries, and see who we caught on camera during the weeklong gathering of arts leaders from across the country. View photos 
NALAC board member on television 

Chef, author and NALAC board member Adán Medrano, a finalist in the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards for his new book, "Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes," recently did a cooking demonstration on a CBS affiliate. Check out the video here 

Become a member of NALAC

NALAC is the only national service and advocacy organization exclusively dedicated to promoting Latino arts and culture-across disciplines and ethnicity in the United States. Your membership is critical to our work, strengthening our capacity to advocate and make the case for increased public and private funding for Latino artists.  

Join today for as little as $35 and get amazing benefits, like discounted admission to our workshops, and eligibility to apply for the NALAC Fund for the Arts and NALAC Leadership Institute.  Become a member online today 


Carlos Sandoval (NFA Grantee in 2011) of Camino Bluff Productions let us know that "The State of Arizona" was recently nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism-Long Form. He served as director/producer with Catherine Tambini. The ceremony will be held on September 28 at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City.

Become a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is always looking for individuals with experience and expertise in one or more of the arts to serve as grant review panelists. If you're interested in becoming a NEA panelist, send an email to panelistforms@arts.gov for additional information.
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For over 25 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latino arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latino artistic and cultural expression. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions. NALAC serves thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of organizations representing a national and international community of multiple Latinidades; a network that crosses many cultures across the Latino Diaspora. For more information visit our website at www.nalac.org or like us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Nalac.arts1.