The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) recognizes the continual compounding impact that the COVID-19 public health pandemic is having on the Latinx artistic communities and greater Latinx populations in the United States and Puerto Rico. In April 2020, NALAC launched its first iteration of emergency relief support and was able to carry out four cycles of relief funding, administering a total of $186,000 via 221 grants to Latinx arts practitioners in states and Puerto Rico.
In a moment of continued uncertainty, we once again return to the importance of confianza – the act of mutual trust and support to carve new ways forward. In collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Intercultural Leadership Institute partners, the 2021 Actos de Confianza relief effort will expand to support Latinx artists and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
NALAC will distribute $2,500 grants to Latinx artists and cultural workers and $5,000 grants to Latinx arts organizations facing critical financial emergencies due to the impact of COVID-19.
NALAC’s 2021 relief effort will operate between January – June 2021 and there will be three application calls by different geographic regions of NALAC’s constituent base. Below are the cycle dates for the Eastern US + Puerto Rico geographic region.
Visit https://www.nalac.org/actos-guidelines-2021/ for more information.