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

How to Apply.

After fifteen years of grant-making, NALAC is taking an opportunity to evaluate the NALAC Fund for the Arts to understand the past impact of the program, as well as explore new ways to support Latinx artists and organizations. We anticipate re-opening the call for applications in summer 2021.

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 arts organizations.

We also anticipate re-launching project-based award funding in 2021, as we are currently evaluating the impact and direction of the NALAC Fund for the Arts into the future. We recommend signing up for our newsletter to stay up to date with program offerings.

"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.

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

14th Cycle NALAC Fund fo rthe Arts Grantees.

“The NALAC Fund for the Arts is a glimpse into the incredible innovation, reimagination and creative engagement taking place across Latinx communities. We are so excited to support so many projects that truly push the envelope of Latinx cultural production,” said Adriana Rios, NALAC’s Grant Program Manager.

Read the Press Release

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 14th 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, Southwest Airlines, Surdna Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Flamboyan Arts Fund, and the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.

  • Andrew Mellon Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Southwest
  • The Surdna Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture