National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Invites Grant Applications from Latino Artists and Arts Organizations

Here is a chance to Free Money for those engaged in Arts and Cultures. And if the organization you are managing happened to be Arts Organization or if you are a Latino Artist then you are in luck.. better take this opportunity to fund your cause before the deadline

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 6, 2014

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Launched in 2005 by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to Latino artists and arts organizations in the United States for the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to their professional and organizational growth.

The fund supports Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. To date, NFA has awarded over $1 million to a diverse range of artists and organizations representing every discipline and region of the country.

NFA Grants for Latino Artists and Ensembles support the work of individual artists and ensembles in all disciplines. The NFA offers two grant categories for artists and ensembles, including Artist/Ensemble Project grants and Master Artist grants. These grants are open to Latino artists and ensembles in the United States.

1) NFA Artist/Ensemble Project Grant: Designed to recognize excellence in an artist’s body of work and nurture the creative and professional development of the artist, this grant supports individuals whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latino arts field. Funds may be used to support the creation, development, and/or presentation of work; equipment purchases necessary for artistic production; research and travel; professional and career development; living and studio expenses; technical support, studio assistance, and collaborations; and documentation, production expenses, and maintenance. Up to fourteen project grants of $5,000 each will be awarded during this grant cycle.

2) NFA Master Artist Grant: This grant recognizes established Latino artists for their cultural contributions and significance in their communities and also provides support that enables the master artist to serve as a professional and artistic mentor to another artist. The Master Artist grant will be awarded in support of an exemplary mentor-mentee project that enables knowledge and skill transfer between a master artist and a mentee artist. Up to three $15,000 Master Artist grants will be awarded during this grant cycle.

In addition, NALAC’s NFA Grants for Latino Arts Organizations support the work of arts organizations whose primary focus is Latino arts and culture in any arts discipline. NFA offers two grant categories for organizations, including Project grants and General Operating Support grants. These grants are open to Latino arts organizations in the United States.

1) NFA Organization Project Grant: These grants are designed to assist organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming. Project grant funds may be used to support the creation, development, and presentation of an artistic work or festival; equipment and material purchases necessary for artistic production; research and travel; and marketing, production, and documenting expenses.

2) NFA General Operating Support Grant: GOS grants help arts organizations cover expenses related to strengthening the organization’s infrastructure and ability to fulfill its mission. Funds may be used to support several activities, including capacity-building initiatives, strategic planning, investment in technical capacity, and staff development.

Up to eight $5,000 grants will be awarded to small organizations with operating budgets under $249,999 and up to four $10,000 grants will be awarded to larger organizations with operating budgets above $250,000.

Funded projects may take place between September 1 and August 31, 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be NALAC members at the individual or organization level.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NALAC Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

SUBJECTS: ARTS AND CULTUREHISPANICS/LATINOS

ORGANIZATION: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE

GEOGRAPHIC FUNDING AREA: NATIONAL

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