The NALAC Fund for the Arts: Artist & Organization Grants.

Supporting US and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence.

Safos Dance Theatre, 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

NALAC Announces $510,000 Grant Awards for Latinx Artists and Arts Organizations

NALAC is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grants. These prestigious awards, totaling an impressive $510,000, invest in many of the essential threads and cultural assets that Latinx artists and arts organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico bring to the American landscape.

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Ramon Ramos Alayo, 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Meet the 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantees

In this year’s award cycle, 38 grants have been allocated to artists and ensembles, including the prestigious Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film, which recognizes an emerging filmmaker who is enriching the understanding of Latinx expression and identity. Additionally, 12 grants have been awarded to arts organizations, further fueling the vibrancy and resilience of the Latinx arts landscape.

Click here to view the 2024 NFA Artist/Ensemble Grantees

Click here to view the 2024 NFA Organizational Grantees

 

 

Maribel Canales Rosario, 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Program Overview

For over 15 years, the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) has stood as the premier national grant program dedicated exclusively to supporting Latinx artists and arts organizations. Since its inception, NALAC has distributed 884 grants to Latinx communities, representing a monumental investment exceeding $7 million throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  

In 2020 and 2021, in response to COVID-19, NALAC transitioned the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) to Actos de Confianza, a relief fund that provided over one million dollars in support to artists and organizations impacted by the pandemic. The 2023 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program marks the return to supporting Latinx artists and organizations through project-based funding, with a historic number of grants awarded for this cycle.

As part of the 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA), NALAC is excited to announce its first-ever Modern Maverick Artist Grant, developed in partnership with Espolòn Tequila. The award was created in celebration of Espolòn’s 25th Anniversary of its Tequila Blanco and aims to uplift one emerging artist who champions unapologetic originality, using their art to inspire and spur on change. Learn more about Espolòn’s support of NALAC. 

Janeth Aparico Vazquez, 2024 Modern Maverick Artist Grantee

NFA Funding Priorities.

Latinx artists and arts organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico are at the forefront of social change and have made significant contributions to social justice efforts. The NALAC Fund for the Arts supports this work and serves as a catalyst for innovation in the arts field, providing Latinx cultural producers with critical funding to invest in their creative capacity and ability to make lasting contributions to their communities and society. We encourage first time applicants, returning applicants who have not received a grant, and applicants from diverse geographic areas to apply.

NFA Objectives:
    • Sustain the creation and presentation of works by Latinx artists and arts organizations.
    • Build the capacity of Latinx arts organizations and artists.
    • Support the creative expression of artists that exhibit a high level of artistic excellence and innovation.
    • Empower Latino artists and arts organizations in their efforts to promote social justice and social change through the arts.
    • Strengthen communities by investing in cultural assets and human and social capital of Latinxs in the U.S.
Hoesy Corona, 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
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