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           SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE

Border Wall Napping (2017), Tijuana, Mexico. Arlene Mejorado and Adriana Monsalve
(NFA '16 Master Artist Grant)

Come Together. Resist.

As expected, the White House has ended the DACA program. The lives of almost a million Dreamers are in jeopardy as they face the risk of being deported. Dreamers have taken the leadership role in the immigration fight and we must stand side by side with them and join the fight for their freedom. NALAC stands with you in the struggle to save DACA.
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Real Talk: Q&A with NFA Grantees

Advice from William Caballero, Cristina Molina, Adriana Yvette Monsalve, and Adriana Alexander

As the deadline for the next cycle of the NALAC Fund for the Arts approaches next month, we checked in with four past grantees from across the country to hear more about their experience as NFA grant winners, and to get their take on what’s next for them and the Latinx arts field at large. They shared tips for this years’ applicants, and their own struggles and successes.

Charlotte Regional Rewind

Earlier this summer NALAC hosted its 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop in Charlotte, NC. We met so many new faces and are delighted that the NALAC family is growing in the Southeast. Emerging Latinx filmmaker Brandon Weiner was there to document this historic convening of artists, scholars, activists, and cultural workers supported in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Check out the video

Job Openings at NALAC

Join our team on the ground in San Antonio! We are recruiting for four positions! The first is a Program Assistant who will support our work with grants, leadership institutes, and convenings. The second is a Data Entry Clerk who will support our database and research efforts. The third is the Chief Advancement Officer who will develop and manage diverse resource development strategies.  The fourth position is an Advancement Associate who will serve as a key cultivator and solicitor of donors. Check out the job descriptions if you're interested or might recommend this position to a friend!  

Intercultural Arts in Lakota Territory

The second convening of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) will take place in mid-September in Lakota Territory, western South Dakota. The 30 ILI Fellows from across the country will gather to continue work started earlier this year together in Mississippi. “In this political moment, our country’s leadership is skewing male and white,” explains Alternate ROOTS Executive Director Carlton Turner and host of the first convening. “ILI represents a space for leadership development where narratives from indigenous, native and immigrant voices are central.” ILI is a collaborative program that brings together arts & culture leaders for the future, founded by Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation.

Head Abroad for Your Project with TCR Grants

NALAC is excited to offer air travel support through our partnership with Southwest Airlines, as part of our Transnational Cultural Remittances program. Artists needing travel support to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for transnational arts and culture endeavors can apply for up to two international tickets on a rolling basis, and redeem the travel by January 1, 2018.

AltaMed Art Collection in Washington D.C.

The Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. with the special patronage of the AltMed Art Collection, Los Angeles, proudly presents the exhibition, Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art.  An opening reception will be on Tuesday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Feature Your Work in the e-Boletín

We love featuring the work of artists and performers in our network, and one way we do so is at the top of our e-Boletíns. Are you interested in seeing your work here? To submit your work for consideration, upload a picture of your art, performance, or still via the Submittable platform.



Michelle Angela Ortiz (NLI ‘09, Past Grantee & Board Member) was named a Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow, and will continue her project Familias Separadas, which focuses on the trauma caused to families by detention of undocumented mothers and children.

Sarah Zapata (NFA '16) is featured in Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field, which opened August 22 at the MAD | Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Luis M. Garza (NLI ‘14 ALI '15 / NALAC Database and Tech) captured a stunning timelapse of the 2017 eclipse, which you can view here.



Explore USC Riverside Art Center’s “Mundos Alternos,” which is pushing the boundaries on what it means to be a “Latino artist,” what it means to be an “alien,” and where we could all be headed.

Talking about race, racism, and systemic oppression is as important as ever. Colorlines published a thoughtful and important piece on how to talk to kids about white supremacy.  

What does it mean to be a photographer capturing images of people in crisis? When is a journalist just pursuing sensational photos?  Héctor Tobar reflects on preserving the dignity of subjects, and what that can look like.

Recently, growth of the Hispanic population has leveled off, but Hispanics still account for more of the country's population growth than any other race or ethnicity.

Please use and forward these links below to help support our artist, arts organizations and DACA youth.

Harvey Emergency Information Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Information


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

NALAC Opportunities

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!



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 FoundationW. K. Kellogg Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture

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National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

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.
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