Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR):

2017 TCR Travel Award






The rolling deadline for the 2017 TCR Travel Awards has closed. 



International Roundtrip Air Travel via Southwest Airlines 


Aruba, Belize, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Cancun, Cuba, Grand Cayman Island, Liberia, Costa Rica, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San Jose, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos 



For seven years, NALAC awarded over $515,000 in Transnational Cultural Remittances grants through a dedicated portfolio from the Ford Foundation in support of exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between linked communities in the United States, Mexico and Central America.

The 2017 edition of the Transnational Cultural Remittances grant program will focus on bridging air travel support through NALAC’s partnership with Southwest Airlines for transnational arts and culture endeavors in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Latinx arts and culture workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply. 


TCR 2008 - 2016

Launched in 2008 with support from the Ford Foundation, the Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant program supported exemplary cultural exchanges that promoted grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico and Central America.


Lanzado en 2008 con el apoyo de la Fundación Ford, el programa de becas Remesas Culturales Transnacionales (TCR), apoya proyectos ejemplares de intercambios culturales que promueven la colaboración artística y fortalece las redes sociales entre los Estados Unidos, México y América Central.



Cultural remittances can take different forms and may be transmitted through direct personal activity or electronic means of transmission. Cultural remittances are rooted in everyday life and demonstrate reciprocal or two-way impact. The TCR grant supports projects that build upon and extend cultural knowledge across borders and result in an ongoing exchange of knowledge, customs and creativity from one country to another.


Las remesas culturales pueden adoptar diferentes formas y puede ser transmitida a través de la actividad personal y directa o por medios electrónicos de transmisión. Las remesas culturales tienen sus raíces en la vida cotidiana y demuestran el impacto de reciprocidad. La subvención TCR apoya proyectos que fortalecen y amplían el conocimiento cultural a través de las fronteras y resultan en un intercambio permanente de conocimientos, las costumbres y la creatividad de un país a otro.




The Transnationl Cultural Remittances(TCR) Grant 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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