NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants


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The next grant cycle of the NALAC Fund for the Arts will open in late summer of 2019.

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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 next cycle of applications will open in late summer of 2019. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter for updates on future grant and program opportunities through NALAC.


Grant Categories for Latinx Artists/Ensembles

  • $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

  • $5,000   NFA Small Organizations

  • $10,000 NFA Mid to Large Organizations


Additional Grant Opportunities

  • $2,500   NFA Puerto Rico Artist Grant 

  • $2,500   NALAC Pod Grant




The 13th NALAC Fund for the Arts grant program is made possible in part by a major multi-year commitment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Surdna Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, the Donor Collaborative of the Adán Medrano Legacy Award, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, individual donors, members, and volunteers.

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