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NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute is building the next generation of arts advocates.

2019 Advocacy Leadership Institute Class Photo

Application Deadline has passed for the 2021 Advocacy Leadership Institute

NALAC is excited to announce the 11th edition of the Advocacy Leadership Institute. Through this 2-month virtual training, participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of cultural policy in the US along with skills to further their arts advocacy efforts.

Application Deadline has passed as of Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 CST

For any questions connect with Monica A. Sosa, NALAC’s Program Manager for Leadership Institutes at [email protected]

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.

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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.

Want to advocate with us in 2021? Check out the 2021 ALI guidelines and apply.

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Meet our ALI Class of 2021.

NALAC announces this year’s cohort of artists and cultural workers participating in the 11th edition of the Advocacy Leadership Institute. 

2021 ALI Fellows

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.

Southwest® is the official airline of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

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  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Ford Foundation