Five Latinx Artists awarded NALAC Grants in San Antonio 

Image Caption: Detail from the cover of grantee Ariana Brown's SANA SANA poetry chapbook illustrated by visual artist Ari Brielle.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) announces the five artists in San Antonio who will receive San Antonio Artist grants via the NALAC Fund for the Arts for work taking place in 2020.  

The awardees are Ariana Brown, Ashley Perez, Edna Alejandra Longoria, José Rubén De León, and Manuel Solis. They have been selected by panels of peer artists and cultural workers, and the grants will support the creation and presentation of new artistic works in all creative disciplines in the city. 

These grant awards are possible due to a continuing partnership between NALAC and the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Since 2015, twenty-five grants of $5,400 have been awarded to San Antonio artists through this program.  

“NALAC has anchored our national work in the West Side of San Antonio since 1989, and we are committed to continue supporting Latinx artists in our city,” said NALAC President & CEO María López de León.  

In addition to its grantmaking programs, NALAC invests in the capacity of artists and nonprofit arts organizations through its annual Advocacy Leadership Institute and NALAC Leadership Institute, hosted in Washington D.C. and San Antonio, respectively.  

This represents part of the fourteenth cycle of grant awards made through the NALAC Fund for the Arts. To date, NALAC has awarded over 634 grants to the Latino arts and cultures field, reflecting an investment of $3.2 million across 36 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and México.  

The NALAC Fund for the Arts: San Antonio Artist grant is possible due to support from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. The 14th edition of the NALAC Fund for the Arts is also possible thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and Surdna Foundation.

Grant awards are also made possible thanks to the continuing support of NALAC’s membership and individual donors. 

 

NALAC Fund for the Arts: San Antonio Artist Grant ($5,400)

Ariana Brown (San Antonio, TX) literature

Ashley Perez (San Antonio, TX) visual arts

Edna Alejandra Longoria (San Antonio, TX) music

José Rubén De León (San Antonio, TX) theatre

Manuel Solis (San Antonio, TX) multidisciplinary

 

Learn about other grant awards made during the 14th cycle of the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

 

About NALAC

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. For more information about NALAC and its programs please visit www.nalac.org.

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Contacts:

Gabriel Magraner, Communications, [email protected]

Adriana Rios, Grants, [email protected]