NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute
The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute is building the next generation of arts advocates.
Supporting people of color shaping arts advocacy.
Through the NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute, participants are equipped with necessary tools to communicate effectively with elected officials, lead proactive efforts in their own communities, and understand the frameworks involved in shaping cultural policy.
The yearly NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive training program in Washington, D.C. with sessions taking place on Capitol Hill, the National Endowment of the Arts, Americans for the Arts and various Smithsonian institutions.
Become an Advocacy Leadership Institute Fellow.
The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is open to U.S. and Puerto Rico based artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers from all creative disciplines. The approach for the Advocacy Leadership Institute is informed by a Latinx perspective, but the tools and resources shared during the program may be utilized broadly by artists and cultural workers from all communities.
Due to COVID-19, fellows, faculty and NALAC staff were unable to travel to Washington D.C. in 2020. The Advocacy Leadership Institute adapted components of its D.C. on-site training into additional virtual sessions for the remainder of the program. 2020 fellows will join the 2021 cohort in Washington, D.C.
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Meet our most recent ALI class
In January 2020, 15 fellows joined us in the 10th edition of the Advocacy Leadership Institute.
Leadership Institutes and additional resources
Thank You to our Supporters
NALAC wishes to thank the community of funding partners whose strategic investment in the ALI contributes to the vitality of the greater Latino arts and culture field.
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