NLI participant fellow Annie Y. Saldaña Matías (center left), addresses fellows on the question of "Leadership Style" during institute session.

Training leaders to impact communities.

NALAC’s leadership program equips artists, administrators and cultural workers with tools to transform their personal creative practice, affect policy, and impact the communities they serve.

NLI participant fellow Annie Y. Saldaña Matías (center left), addresses fellows on the question of "Leadership Style" during institute session.

NALAC Leadership Program.

NALAC offers three distinct trainings: the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI), Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) and the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI).

Building strong administrative, artistic, and social practices.

The Latinx arts and culture community has identified leadership development and mentorship as a high-level priority. Through its leadership program, NALAC builds leadership and professional skills among artists and those working in the arts and culture field.

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto speaks to the 2019 NLI class during his session titled "No Llegamos Ayer, y No Nos Vamos Mañana"
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto speaks to the 2019 NLI class during his session titled "No Llegamos Ayer, y No Nos Vamos Mañana"

Meet our Leadership Alumni.

Our leadership Alumni come from all across the nation and Puerto Rico. As of June 2019, 489 artist and arts administrators have graduated from our intensive training programs rooted in the Latinx historical experiences.

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Consider participating.

Leadership fellows are inter-generational leaders, practitioners, teachers, and social advocates in various stages of their careers. They represent different Latinidades, approaches, and experiences.

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2019 NLI Fellows in round table discussion on Intercultural Praxis and Methodology

Pioneering an intercultural approach.

ILI is a year-long intercultural leadership program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals.  ILI is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation.

(WEAreILI.org is a separately hosted site)

WeAreILI.org

2018 ILI fellows participate in drum circle led by TBow Gonzalez
2018 ILI fellows participate in drum circle led by TBow Gonzalez

Recent alumni classes and additional resources

In January 2020, 15 arts advocates from across the nation joined us as fellows in the 10th edition of the Advocacy Leadership Institute. In July 2019 NALAC hosted 31 exceptional fellows through the weeklong NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX. The Intercultural Leadership Institute culminated its yearlong program in San Antonio in May 2019.