Call for Applications: NALAC Fund for the Arts

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures' flagship grant program that supports the creation and presentation of important and innovative artistic works in every discipline and region of the country. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 cycle.

NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to support U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. NFA remains the only national funding source solely dedicated to supporting Latino artists/ensembles and Latino arts and cultural organizations.  
 
In response to the expressed needs of the field, NALAC made structural changes to broaden the NALAC Fund for the Arts:

- Large Organization Eligibility - The most notable change in the NFA grant program expands funding eligibility to large Latino arts organizations with operating budgets over $1 million dollars. This program expansion will allow NALAC to provide critical funding to some of our largest pioneering Latino institutions that continue to present the highest quality artistic talent, educate, innovate and serve their communities in meaningful ways. With this new direction, NALAC hopes to solidify existing collaborations and strengthen national networks and services for the Latino arts field.  

- Deepen Financial Impact - In order to deepen financial impact of the NFA grants, NALAC increased the number of Master Artist Grants, and added fixed award amounts in each grant category.
- The NFA for Latino Artists and Ensembles will provide up to fourteen awards at $5,000 each for Project Grants and up to three awards at $15,000 each for Master Artist Grants.
- The NFA for Latino Arts Organizations will provide up to eight awards at $5,000 for small organizations and up to four awards at $15,000 each for mid to large organizations.

- Streamlining Application Process - NALAC has streamlined the application process into a downloadable form and an easy to access online submission.
 
For more information about NALAC Fund for the Arts: http://www.nalac.org/nfa