Take a peak into this year's NALAC Leadership Institute!


Diana Farfan (NLI '17) | Balancing Act


Next week, we are launching our NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) in San Antonio, TX. From July 10-15, 2017, nearly 30 arts and arts administrators will come together to develop their capacities in administration, and advance their knowledge of Latino arts, research, and policy. They will emerge as even more creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders. You can meet our 2017 NLI cohort here and learn more about what they are up to.

At NALAC, we believe that a critical part of building a bright future for artists and Latinx communities is building the capacity of our leaders. Our NLI is a big part of this. Read more about what underpins the NLI here or by clicking the button below!

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Coming Soon: NALAC Fund for the Arts

We are looking forward to announcing news on the NALAC Fund for the Arts in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes on our website and social media feeds for updates!

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is a national grant program open to US-based Latino artists, ensembles and arts organizations. The NFA provides a variety of grants to assist in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. Stay tuned for more!


San Antonio, TX | NLI Keynote featuring Rocío Aranda-Alvarado (El Museo del Barrio)

July 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209

RSVP here

Join NALAC and the McNay Art Museum for a keynote lecture by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio in New York City. This talk is open to the public, and closes the 17th NALAC Leadership Institute, which convenes 28 artists and arts administrators from across the country. A limited number of complimentary tickets are sponsored by Magdalena McCall. You’ll also be able to livestream it on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA | Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico

through July 9th
Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Circle
New Orleans, LA

This year marks the centennial of Puerto Ricans gaining U.S. citizenship, and the discussion of statehood and identity is as present as ever. This exhibit follows the art of five different Puerto Rican artists who are pushing the envelope of what it means to be painters.


Washington, D.C. | Many Voices, One Nation

The National Museum of
American History
Constitution Avenue, NW, btwn 12th and 14th Streets
Washington, D.C.

This exhibit explores the various ways the peoples of the United States ended up here, and what they have contributed along the way. It includes over 300 artifacts, and touches upon topics like identity, the concept of freedom, inclusion, and equality.



The Kellogg Foundation awarded $1.75 million to a Dallas work group to concentrate on racial healing and transformation in the sectors of Law, Economy and Segregation. Cara Mía Theatre's David Lozano (NLI '14 and ALI '16) will serve as co-chair of the Dallas effort.



Dismantling Colonial Fantasies About Puerto Rico
Shey Rivera Ríos (NLI '12, ILI '16) uses sculpture, video, GIFs, sounds, talks and a zine to create a space - both physical and theoretical - where she and her audience can "discuss colonialism’s abuses with sincerity."

Sick and Afraid, Some Immigrants Forgo Medical Care
Accessing healthcare is becoming more and more difficult for America's immigrant communities, no matter their legal status.

Mexican Art Exhibit Drives Record Museum Engagement With Dallas Latinos
The Dallas Museum of Art is seeing one of its most diverse crowds ever, in response to the exhibit: "Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde." Over half of the attendees are first-time visitors to the museum.


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


NALAC Jobs Jobs & Internships Call for Artists & Entries
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!

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

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The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's premier 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.