Charlotte, NC | June 2-3, 2017


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Shifting Narratives: Latinx en el Nuevo Sur

In Partnership with North Carolina Humanities Council


Click Here to view the Agenda and Program



Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Conversations, Workshop & Reception

Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00pm | Nuestras Historias (free session open to the public)

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm | Panels, Keynote, Lunch & Workshop

UNC Charlotte Center City

320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202



Join us in Charlotte, NC


The 31st NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop was held on June 2 and 3 in Charlotte-- a key opportunity for artists, cultural workers, organizers, educators, activists, and allies from across the region to network, learn, and build together. 


In partnership with the North Carolina Humanities Council and their initiative Journey in the New South: Conversations on the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in North Carolina, this convening will explore what it means to be Latinx in the South and the artists and scholars who are leading the way across the region's diverse communities. The full schedule is below! Join the Facebook event here and invite your friends. This event is open to the general public.

Themes & Sessions


  • Resistencia: Arts, Culture and Social Activism
  • LGBTQ en el sur
  • Building Visibility for Latinx Arts and Cultures 
  • Interculturalities
  • Working in Community: Urban Artmobiles and Rural Contexts
  • Nuestras Historias, Free and Open to the Public with RSVP
  • Future Forward: Youth Panel
  • Evening Reception and Performances

Register Online - Closed


It's just $20 for NALAC members and $40 for future members.


Scholarships - Closed


Apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of registration. This opportunity is made possible thanks to support from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis and chronologically according to the date application is received, until all funds ($200) are expended.




Gabriel Magraner, NALAC | 

Banu Valladares, North Carolina Humanities Council |


Regional Partner


The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) promotes understanding of and appreciation for the humanities, including literature, history, art, music and philosophy that can transform how the citizens of North Carolina see themselves, their communities and their state. Through grantmaking and programs such as "Let's Talk About It" and "Road Scholars," the Council advocates for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life, and facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories comprising North Carolina's culture and heritage. 


About the NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshops


NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshops are convened throughout the nation to provide comprehensive professional development, training and a space for community dialogue among the Latino arts field and other diverse arts sectors.  These opportunities for relationship-building and networking are essential to the advancement of the Latino arts community, and the nation's art sector as a whole. Workshop presenters and participants are of diverse backgrounds, representing all artistic disciplines, and a strong ethnic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and economic diversity.


NALAC's workshops are one of its strategies to counteract the persistent barriers that bar Latinos from traditional sources of funding and professional opportunities. The workshops contribute to a deepening of an intergenerational association of Latino artists and arts professionals, effectively facilitating a multifaceted transfer of knowledge.  The NALAC Regional Workshops have demonstrated a great potential for cross-cultural collaborations and collective advocacy. Through the workshops, NALAC's listens to and learns from the field in order to more successfully understand and advocate for the changing needs of artists and arts professionals across the nation. By empowering the field and providing new opportunities, NALAC can reduce economic inequalities, galvanize multigenerational networks and actualize social change in the realms of racial equity and civic engagement.


With 30 Regionals to date, participants deepen their engagement with each other, with NALAC, and together create, mobilize, and amplify a national Latino arts and cultural agenda that addresses issues of concern to historically underrepresented and disenfranchised communities.  Critical dialogue and creative thinking transpires through interactive workshops, discussion forums, artistic interventions, technical assistance, and performances.



The Charlotte, NC Regional Arts Training Workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from our funders, sponsors and partners. Thank you NALAC Members, Funders, Donors and wonderful Volunteers.  


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