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Brazilian composer Felipe Salles (NFA ’15) explores jazz, African and Brazilian musical traditions.

We Are the Future: Q&A with Borderlands Theater and MCSDA

This month we check in with two organizational grantees of the NALAC Fund for the Arts from the Sonoran Desert and Motor City. We ask them what’s it’s like to be a grantee and where they see the future of Latinx arts and cultures. Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona is supporting immersive theater in the historic Barrio Anita, while Motor City Street Dance Academy in Detroit, Michigan is teaching youth the dance elements of hip-hop through the S.E.E.D. program (Spreading the Elements Everywhere in Detroit). Read on to learn more about this work and how in many ways, small Latinx arts organizations already represent the future of our diverse arts and culture field.
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We Are ILI

Along with our core partners across the country, we're thrilled to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 Intercultural Leadership Institute and there's a snazzy new ILI website at! What's the ILI? It is a year-long intercultural leadership program for artists, culture bearers & other arts professionals with three week-long gatherings. Save the date as applications are due January 17, 2018.

Now Hiring: Development Jobs at NALAC

Join our team as the lead strategist for fund development at The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). Our values are grounded in advocacy, equity, empowerment and ethics in our mission to promote, advance, develop and cultivate Latinx arts and cultures. If you share our values, love building relationships and have a flair for writing, let's talk! Now hiring! The The Chief Advancement Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a multiyear development strategy, achieving fundraising goals, engaging sponsors, and leveraging key relationships to support the organization. The Advancement Associate will support individual donor and corporate fundraising efforts and events. Check out the job descriptions if you're interested or might recommend this position to a friend.

Keep it Social

Looking for a place to share opportunities and discuss your ideas related to Latinx arts? Join our Facebook group, where you can do just that. Check out the group here. While you're at it, don't forget to follow us on Instagram or Twitter!


Take a look at this fantastic resource built by the US Department of Arts and Culture, "Honor Native Land: A Guide & Call to Acknowledgement." There you can learn more about Native lands and cultures, and move beyond acknowledgement to action. Don't miss the introductory video, produced by ILI Fellow Adam Horowitz.

Los Angeles | Encuentro de Las Américas

November 2 - 19, 2017
The Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Encuentro de las Américas features three weeks of artistic exchange, cross-company co-creation, and presented performances, in repertory, including a one weekend-long international convening of leading Latinx and Latin American theatremakers produced by the Latinx Theatre Commons. There's still time to catch some amazing teatro before it wraps up!


The Nevada Museum of Art features works by Guillermo Bert (NFA ‘11) whose QR code textiles are mesmerizing and innovative.

Steffanie Rosalez (ALI ‘17), leader of Cultura Collective, stood up for a community in transition in Michigan.


What is Puerto Rico? Aurora Levins Morales' essay "Revision" captivated us as it answered this question.

Latina visual artists in Chicago formed the Mujeres Mutantes Art Collective and are fueling social change.

Scholar Salvador Vidal-Ortiz shares his rage about "diversity work" in higher education in "Latinxs in Academe."


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