Comtra-Tiempo, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

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.

Comtra-Tiempo, 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

2022 NALAC Fund for the Arts - Artist Grants

Artist Grant Categories

NFA Artist Grant

Award Amount: $10,000

The Artist Grant is open to Latinx artists or ensembles based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The grant supports artists whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latinx arts field.

Flamboyan Artist Fellowship

Award Amount: $5,000

The Flamboyan Artist Fellowship, supported by the Flamboyan Arts Fund, is open to artists currently residing in Puerto Rico. The grant supports the production of work that will be created and presented in Puerto Rico, in efforts to contribute to the restoration and sustainability efforts of artistic and cultural practices by artists residing on the island.

NFA Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film

Award Amount: $10,000

The Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film is open to emerging Latinx video/filmmakers based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The award will support dynamic, Latinx cinema production by emerging filmmakers that contribute towards a deeper understanding of Latinx expression and identity.

Applicants to the Adan Medrano Award must be prepared to elaborate on why they identify as an ‘emerging filmmaker’.

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Download the 2022 NFA Artist Guidelines

Las Nietas de Nono, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Artist/Ensemble Grantee
Las Nietas de Nono, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Artist/Ensemble Grantee

Guidelines Quick View – Artist Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:59PM Central Time

IMPORTANT: CHECK YOUR TIME ZONE. NALAC’s online application system will automatically close at 11:59PM Central Time. All application materials must be submitted electronically via the online system by the posted deadline.

All individuals interested in applying to the NALAC Fund for the Arts must visit the NALAC Submissions Manager (www.nalac.submittable.com) and create a Submittable account.

The online application will request the following:

  1. Applicant Profile where the primary applicant will be asked to provide their name, contact information, and answer general eligibility questions based on the NFA criteria.
  2. Applicant Demographic Information where the applicant will be asked to provide a biography and self-identify their background, identities, and ethnicity. Demographic data will be aggregated anonymously in support of NALAC’s equitable grantmaking efforts and advocacy priorities.
  3. Applicant Artistic/Practitioner/Professional Information where the applicant will be asked to share artist statements, select their primary artistic discipline, elaborate on their creative identity, and share what makes their practice unique.
  4. Applicant & Community Ecosystem where the applicant will have the opportunity to elaborate on their involvement with their community through or outside of their practice and select two social justice themes or areas which are most important to their project.
  5. Project Profile & Narrative where the applicant will have the opportunity to provide an overview of the proposed project’s activities/goals, communities and beneficiaries, anticipated outcomes and evaluation methods and overall scope of impact.
  6. Artist, Community Beneficiaries, & Project Collaborators where the applicant will have the opportunity to elaborate on intended audiences associated with their project, as well as identify any project collaborators. Please note that all proposed collaborations will require a collaboration verification letter to be uploaded to the support documents section of the application.
  7. Project Budget where applicants will be asked to outline project expenses in a budget narrative section and demonstrate how award funds will be distributed using the NFA 2022 Budget Form (found below) that is specific to the category you are apply form. 

NFA 2022 Project Specific Budget Form

Flamboyan Specific Budget Form

The following support opportunities are available to applicants throughout the NFA 2022 open call. Applicants may participate in a live info session, review a recorded info session, join a casual ‘office hours’ session to connect with staff, or schedule a private consultation with staff. In these settings NALAC staff will be available to answer questions, provide support, encouragement, and technical support throughout the application season.

Live Applicant Support Webinars- Artist Grants

Thursday April 21, 2022 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Thursday April 28, 2022 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Register Here

Click here to view a recording of the NFA Artist Grant Support Webinar.

Office Hours Sessions

NALAC staff may connect virtually to answer questions about the NFA or its application process in an “office hours” or “cafecito” casual format. Please use the link below to join the NALAC Office Hours session.

Saturday April 30, 2022, 3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Join the NALAC NFA Office Hours Here

Please note that additional opportunities to connect with NALAC staff will be made available throughout the open call. Follow NALAC on social media to stay up to date on NFA open call programming.

Individual Consultations

Individual consultations with NALAC staff will be available throughout the open call period, beginning April 19th and closing on May 13th.

Individual consultations with the NALAC team can be scheduled by visiting this link: NALAC Programs Bookings. Please note that individual consultations will be provided based on staff availability and scheduling will occur on a first-come first-serve basis. If you require a 1:1 consultation at a time not open for an appointment, please use the NALAC Programs Support Desk to contact the Grants department and we will do our best to accommodate you.

General Inquiries

Inquiries may be submitted in writing via the NALAC Programs Support Desk. Please allow up to three business days for a response to your inquiry.

 

2022 NALAC Fund for the Arts - Organization Grants

NFA Organization Grant – Project Based or General Operating Support Funding

Award Amount: $10,000

The NFA Organization grant program is for U.S.-based organizations whose primary mission is focused on Latinx arts and culture in any arts discipline. Individuals are not eligible to apply in this category.

Project Based Funding

The NFA Organizational grant can assist organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts projects and programs. Funds may be used to support the creation, development and/or presentation of an artistic work, a festival, or community arts education program; equipment and material purchases necessary for artistic production; artist fees, research and travel; marketing, production and documenting expenses.

General Operating Support Funding

The NFA Organization grant assists arts organizations with operating expenses that strengthen the organization’s infrastructure and ability to fulfill their mission. Funds may be used to support (though are not limited to): capacity-building initiatives; strategic planning; investment in technical capacity and staff development.

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Download the 2022 NFA Organization Guidelines

Vueltabajo Colectivo / Semillero de las Artes Inc. 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Puerto Rico Artist Grantee

Guidelines Quick View – Organization Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:59PM Central Time

IMPORTANT: CHECK YOUR TIME ZONE. NALAC’s online application system will automatically close at 11:59PM Central Time. All application materials must be submitted electronically via the online system by the posted deadline.

All individuals interested in applying to the NALAC Fund for Arts must visit the NALAC Submissions Manager (www.nalac.submittable.com) and create a Submittable account.

The online application will request the following:

  1. Organization Information where the applicant will be asked to provide information on their organization including organization name, location, budget size, as well as information on the organization’s mission, vision, and communities served. This section will ask the primary applicant to identify the best contact person and the organization’s authorizing official.
  2. Eligibility Screen where the applicant will be asked to validate their eligibility for the 2022 NFA Organization Grant.
  3. Budget Outline where applicants will be asked to specify the type of funding they are seeking on behalf of their organization, outline projected expenses in a budget narrative section and demonstrate how award funds will be distributed using the the NFA 2022 Budget Form (found below) that is specific to the category you are applying for.Project Specific Budget FormGeneral Operating Support Budget Form
  4. Funding Use and Impact Details where the applicant will be asked to share details on their proposed project or their intended use for general operating support funds. This will include details on impacts, activities, outcomes, and intentions related to the proposed use of NFA funds.
  5. Community Beneficiaries, & Project Collaborators where the applicant will have the opportunity to elaborate on intended audiences associated with their project, as well as identify any project collaborators. Please note that all proposed collaborations will require a collaboration verification letter to be uploaded to the support documents section of the application.
  6. Work Samples and Support Documents that will further contextualize the proposed work and demonstrate the organization's past artistic or cultural work. Please see the following instructions for detailed formats and requirements.
  7. Operating Budgets for the years 2020 and 2021 Organizations will have an opportunity to contextualize their budgets and explain any potential shifts, including but not limited to pandemic related circumstances and impacts.

The following support opportunities are available to applicants throughout the NFA 2022 open call. Applicants may participate in a live info session, review a recorded info session, join a casual ‘office hours’ session to connect with staff, or schedule a private consultation with staff. In these settings NALAC staff will be available to answer questions, provide support, encouragement, and technical support throughout the application season.

Live Applicant Support Webinars- Artist Grants

Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

Register Here

Click here to view a recording of the NFA Organization Grant Support Webinar.

Office Hours Sessions

NALAC staff may connect virtually to answer questions about the NFA or its application process in an “office hours” or “cafecito” casual format. Please use the link below to join the NALAC Office Hours session.

Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST

Join the NALAC NFA Office Hours Here

Please note that additional opportunities to connect with NALAC staff will be made available throughout the open call. Follow NALAC on social media to stay up to date on NFA open call programming.

Individual Consultations

Individual consultations with NALAC staff will be available throughout the open call period, beginning April 19th and closing on May 13th.

Individual consultations with the NALAC team can be scheduled by visiting this link: NALAC Programs Bookings. Please note that individual consultations will be provided based on staff availability and scheduling will occur on a first-come first-serve basis. If you require a 1:1 consultation at a time not open for an appointment, please use the NALAC Programs Support Desk to contact the Grants department and we will do our best to accommodate you.

General Inquiries

Inquiries may be submitted in writing via the NALAC Programs Support Desk. Please allow up to three business days for a response to your inquiry.

Program Overview

Now entering its 15th cycle, the NFA continues to resource Latinx creative and cultural organizations working at the forefront of social change-making through the arts with critical financial support. In times of rapid change, NALAC’s belief in the potential of Latinx artists and arts organizations is stronger than ever before. We know that Latinx artists and culture workers, operating in communities of practice across the world, inspire their communities to dream, imagine, and co-create notions of justice that are rooted in the endless potential for the future rather than the limitations of the present. We are honored to invest in their capacity and support their professional growth, innate gifts, future imaginations, and dreams.

Call for applications now open!

 

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"Ch'uyma, Ch'uyu Sunqu." by Maria Calderon, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
"Ch'uyma, Ch'uyu Sunqu." by Maria Calderon, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Impact.

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina).

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.

Lone Piñon, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Artist/Ensemble Grantee
Lone Piñon, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Artist/Ensemble Grantee

NFA Funding Priorities.

Latino 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 Latino 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 Latino artists and arts organizations.
    • Build the capacity of Latino 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 Latinos in the U.S.
Virginia Diaz, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
Virginia Diaz, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Funding Partners.

The 15th cycle of the NALAC Fund for the Arts grant program is made possible in part by a major multi-year commitment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the Ford Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Flamboyan Arts Fund.

  • The Ford Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • The Surdna Foundation
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