Meet our New Website
In the years after NALAC was founded in 1989, dedicated staff and volunteers would work together to cut, paste, photocopy, and assemble a newsletter that was mailed to artists and organizations around the country. Times changed, our boletín went digital, and NALAC launched its first website in 2001 to meet the needs of a growing Latinx arts and culture community.
As we celebrate our thirtieth year, we’re thrilled to share a completely new online home for NALAC, developed in consultation with San Antonio-based creative studio Heavy Heavy and the in-house leadership of our database and digital media specialist Luis M. Garza. As a team we envision the website as a place to promote the work of Latinx artists, arts administrators and arts organizations and serve as a nexus for technical resources, professional opportunities, and our programs. We invite you to visit the new site at www.nalac.org.
“We are proud of Luis’ leadership and the insight and creativity of the NALAC team for the development of a website that highlights and promotes the vibrant work of Latinx artists and arts and cultural organizations and enhances our mission to provide opportunities for success,” said María López de León, President and CEO of NALAC.
In a digital brief for the site our collaborators at Heavy Heavy wrote, “NALAC, as an organization, is sincere, honest, empathetic, and deeply rooted within the community, and the overall visual approach needs to continually complement these adjectives.” Images on the new site center Latinx artists and organizations who have participated in our grant and leadership programs and convenings.
“We want the new website to not only be about what NALAC does but also be a reflecting pool of the greater Latinx arts and culture field. We hope there is ample potential to meet new artists, aesthetics and to find simple inspiration around every corner of our new website” said Luis M. Garza who shepherded the site.
The project would not have been possible without grant awards from the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Founded in 1964, the San Antonio Area Foundation makes meaningful gifts in San Antonio and surrounding communities, including support for nonprofits that promote access and encourage broad participation in the arts. The Ford Foundation is an American private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.
For more information about NALAC and its programs please visit www.nalac.org.