NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants


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 The NFA Puerto Rico Artist Grant and NALAC Pod Grant Application Cycle is Set to Open
  • The NFA Puerto Rico Artist Grant is open to artists currently residing in Puerto Rico.


  • The NALAC Pod Grant is open to Latinx artists or cultural workers and will support projects that builds upon NALAC’s mission.


2018 NFA Grant Application Cycle for Artist/Ensembles and Organizations is Closed

The deadlines for the NFA Artist/Ensemble and Organization grant applications have passed.



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As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announces the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts organizations working in all creative disciplines across the United States and Puerto Rico. Grants will support projects taking place in 2019, and applications are due Thursday, September 6, 2018. The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina). To date, NALAC has awarded over 500 grants, reflecting an investment of $2.5 million across 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and México.


How to Apply

The application window for the Artist/Ensemble and Organization grants has passed. To learn more about current opportunities, please visit the Puerto Rico Artist Grant and NALAC Pod Grant pages. Click on the menu to the right to download the grant guidelines for these two opportunities.


For inspiration and a look at projects supported in the most recent grant cycle, view this downloadable publication.


Grant Categories for Latinx Artists/Ensembles (closed)

  • $5,000   NFA Artist Grant

  • $5,400   NFA San Antonio Artist Grant

  • $10,000 Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film [Emerging Filmmakers]

  • $25,000 Mentorship Award


Grant Categories for Latinx Arts Organizations (closed)

  • $5,000   NFA Small Organizations

  • $10,000 NFA Mid to Large Organizations


Additional Grant Opportunities (Deadline: October 25, 2018)

  • $2,500   NFA Puerto Rico Artist Grant 

  • $2,500   NALAC Pod Grant