Nirvania Quesada, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Puerto Rico Artist Grantee

NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) and Flamboyan Arts Fund Partner to Support Puerto Rican Artists

$5,000 Grant Opportunities for Puerto Rico based Latinx Artists

May 2, 2022, San Antonio, TXThe  National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) announces a third-year partnership with the Flamboyan Arts Fund. The Flamboyan Artist Fellowship, in partnership with the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program will provide grants in support of Puerto-Rican artists, recognizing excellence in individual artists’ body of work and nurturing creative and professional development.

“We appreciate the continued partnership with the Flamboyan Foundation as an opportunity to support the vision and creativity of artists in Puerto Rico.  It is our hope that the re-launch of the NALAC Fund for the Arts Flamboyan Artist award will continue to amplify the power of artists to instill hope and inspiration,” said NALAC President & CEO María López de León.

Sixteen Puerto-Rico based artists will be selected to receive grants of $5,000 through the Flamboyan Artist Fellowship, in partnership with NALAC. All artist applicants that live in Puerto Rico are eligible for the Flamboyan Artist Fellowship award. To date, the three-year partnership between the Flamboyan Arts Fund and NALAC has awarded $200,000 to 45 artists living and residing in Puerto Rico.

“At Flamboyán, we are excited to have worked for the past three years with an organization like NALAC to financially support talented and committed artists. It is an honor to collaborate with these artists so that they can continue creating and inspiring communities in our archipelago with their passion for art and the certainty that art is vital and essential for the well-being of Puerto Rico”, Carlos Rodríguez-Silvestre, Executive Director of the Flamboyan Foundation in Puerto Rico.

The application for the Flamboyan Artist Fellowship, in partnership with NALAC Fund for the Arts closes on May 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Review the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) application and guidelines for Artists in Spanish.

A Spanish language informational webinar will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 1 pm CST. NALAC grants staff will share a presentation and review the application and guidelines. Register for the Spanish language webinar. Additional support resources are available on the NFA webpage.

The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) is made possible with significant support from the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationFord FoundationDoris Duke Charitable FoundationSurdna Foundation, and the Flamboyan Arts Fund.

About NALAC 
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.

About Flamboyan Arts Fund
Flamboyan Arts Fund is a partnership between Flamboyan Foundation, Lin-Manuel Miranda, his family, and the Broadway musical Hamilton to preserve, amplify, and sustain the arts in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane María devastated the island last year, many artists and arts organizations like museums, theaters, arts education programs, and music venues are at risk of cutting back services or closing. The fund supports all facets of the arts community including music, theater, visual arts, dance, literature, and youth arts education to ensure that the arts and culture continue to flourish during the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.

[Image: Pictured above Nirvania Quesada, 2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts, Puerto Rico Artist Grantee]