Investing in Latinx artists and arts organizations.
The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program offers various funding opportunities to Latinx artists, arts administrators, ensembles and organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Current Grant Opportunities.
At this time, our grant-making efforts are focusing on emergency relief for artists in light of the continued impact of COVID-19 and collaborations with foundation partners on grantmaking efforts focused on specific issues, which we will be sharing more about towards the end of the year. In early 2021, we will be providing some more information on relief grants for artists and arts organizations.
Learn more about our funding opportunities for artists and arts organizations:
Building creative capacity.
Latinx cultural producers are at the forefront of social change and make lasting contributions in their communities through the arts. As the only national grant program exclusively investing in multidisciplinary Latino arts and cultures, the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) plays an outsized role as a catalyst for innovation in the arts field.
As of February 2020, 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.
Supporting the creation and presentation of new works.
The NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a slate of grant opportunities for Latinx artists, arts administrators and organizations at all stages of the creative process. Our grants are offered annually and the call for applications opens in late summer. Stay tuned for news regarding the next funding cycle.
Cultivating the artistic excellence and innovation of the Latinx arts field.
Our grantees represent many communities, disciplines and geographies. Meet the latest group of awardees whose projects are taking place in 2020.
“Through the NALAC Fund for the Arts we are proud to continue recognizing and investing in Latinx artists and organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico. These artists and organizations uplift our communities, building opportunities to renew our diverse identities and to imagine ways to move forward in solidarity.”
~María López de León, NALAC’s President and CEO
We continuously seek to add new voices to our virtual, peer-review grant panels. Use this form to nominate potential panelists (including yourself). NALAC Fund for the Arts panels aim to represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, generations, disciplines, and aesthetics.
Current Grantees and Additional Resources
Projects supported by the NALAC Fund for the Arts
Our grant recipients engage in dynamic works at a local, national and transnational level. Learn more about the projects supported by the NALAC Fund for the Arts.
Meet our Grantees
Our grantee network represents a diversity of Latinidades, geographies, aesthetics, generations, disciplines and economies.
Archive: Past Grant Programs
NALAC has provided a variety of different grant programs through the years in response to the needs of our communities. Learn more about the types of grant programs we’ve had in the past.
The Transnational Cultural Remittances grant program supported exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico and Central America.
Diverse Arts Spaces was a funding initiative open to Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces organizations for the presentation or commissioning of work by Latino artists and ensembles in dance, music, performance, theater or visual arts.