E-boletín   FEBRUARY 2015 EDITION


Feb e-Boletin

Arts, culture, and shifting demographics: The time to realize this great sense of hope

The demographic shifts due to the continued increase of our Latino populations have become recurring talking points over the years and it is not uncommon for them to appear as some form of topic in conversation ranging from general consumer confidence to ecological stewardship, international trade policy and cultural equity, electoral politics or economic inequality, and, of course, our own field of arts and cultures.  

One thing these discussions signal for us at NALAC is the emergence of a great sense of hope, quickly followed by a deep responsibility to help realize this hope. Read more and take action with us now


NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshops are convened throughout the nation to provide comprehensive professional development, training and a space for community dialogue among the Latino arts field and other diverse arts sectors.

June 5-6
Detroit, Michigan
Register now


Executive Director, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Executive Director, National Association of State Arts Agencies

Graphic Designer, National Audubon Society

Artist Submission, Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University

Exhibitions Manager, Harvard University

Academic Programs Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis

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!


Learn more about the new Brave New Voices Leadership Cohort

90 projects have been announced as finalist of ArtPlace's 2015 National Grants Program


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Artists say they emerged from Miami workshop stronger 

Artists and advocates took part in our Miami Regional Arts Training Workshop at the end of January in Miami, saying they left both inspired by the progress and resolute to continue to advocate on behalf of themselves and other Latino artists. See photos online and hear more what participants thought of the Miami gathering.

Were you in Miami for the workshops? Take our quick survey and share your feedback

And, be sure to make plans to join us for our Detroit Regional Arts Training Workshop on June 5-6. Registration is just $20 for members and $40 for future members, and can be made online right now.

Meet our new communication team     

The e-Boletin doesn't write itself (wouldn't that be cool if it did?)! We've added two new people to our team of communication professionals to share the amazing work happening in the Latino arts field. Meet Claudio, Jody and Ted, and reacquaint yourself with our other staff members.

Apply now to attend the NALAC Leadership Institute      

Don't wait to apply for a rigorous weeklong leadership program that strengthens core capacities in the areas of arts management (including artist and organizational development) as well as building knowledge in the field of Latino artistic expressions, research and policy to prepare creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders. Applications are now available online and must be completed by February 27, 2015. This year's institute will be held July 13-18 in San Antonio, Texas.

New application process for NALAC Fund for the Arts grants-apply now

We've simplified our process to apply for a NALAC Fund for the Arts grant, which assists US-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence. If you are an artist, ensemble or organization that has demonstrated artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts, all you need to do is submit a Statement of Intent by February 19, 2015. Learn more and submit your statement today.

Special Fund for Arts grants for San Antonio residents through NALAC Fund for the Arts 

A new San Antonio Artist Grant, supported by the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development, is open to residents of San Antonio, Texas. Grants of up to $5,400 are available to San Antonio artists. Learn more and submit your Statement of Intent today.


Get up to $3 million from ArtPlace America

They will select one nonprofit in each of six geographical regions that is interested in sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into the organization's work. Get details


We were saddened to hear of the passing of Latino artists and scholars who paved the way for new artists today. We honor the below, and remember all those who have died at the hands of injustice. 

Fernando Salicrup
, co-founder and director of Taller Boricua  

Reies Lopez Tijerina, leader of Chicano property
land rights movement 


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.

Photo credits (top to bottom): Participants of NALAC Regional Art Workshops in Providence, Rhode Island by Luis M. Garza, NALAC Program Associate; Participants of NALAC Regional Art Workshops in Miami, Florida by Luis M. Garza, NALAC Program Associate.

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