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National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts Invites Grant Applications From Artists and Arts Organizations

Deadline: September 24, 2011

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts annually provides grants to strengthen Latino arts organizations and to support Latino artists in the creation of their work and to promote social change and innovation in the field.

The fund invites grant applications from U.S.-based Latino working artists and ensembles and small and mid-sized Latino arts organizations that demonstrate creative and artistic excellence in communities throughout the U.S.

Support is provided for Latino artists and ensembles and Latino arts organizations for projects in the areas of dance, festivals, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater arts, visual arts, and general operating support (for organizations).

To be eligible, a Latino arts organization must have a mission that is focused on Latino arts and culture; have an executive or artistic director who is Latino and/or have a board of directors comprised of at least 51 percent Latinos; have an operating budget that does not exceed $1 million; have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or an eligible fiscal sponsor; have been in existence for at least one fiscal year; and be a member of NALAC. Organizations may apply for project, general operating support, and festival grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Latino artists may apply individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group. Artist applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be Latino/a based in the U.S.; and be a member of NALAC. Artists and ensembles may apply for project grants ($1,000 to $10,000), fellowship grants ($1,000 to $5,000), and the master artist grant ($10,000 to $20,000). The fund will not consider applications from college or university projects/groups or for student work completed for academic credit or as part of an academically supported program.

For complete program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and information on becoming a NALAC member, visit the NALAC Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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