The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group.


As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announces the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts organizations working in all creative disciplines across the United States and Puerto Rico. Grants will support projects taking place in 2019, and applications are due Thursday, September 6, 2018. The NALAC Fund for the Arts is the only national grant program intentionally investing in Latinx artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the United States. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term increasingly used in lieu of Latino or Latina). To date, NALAC has awarded over 500 grants, reflecting an investment of $2.5 million across 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and México.

How to Apply

To read the fine print and get started, click on the menu to the right to download the grant guidelines for Latinx Artists/Ensembles or Latinx Arts Organizations. The menu also has a link to purchase a membership for your application, download the budget form, and access the online application.

For inspiration and a look at projects supported in the most recent grant cycle, view this downloadable publication.

Grant Categories for Latinx Artists

  • $5,000   NFA Artist Grant
  • $5,400   NFA San Antonio Artist Grant
  • $10,000 Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film [Emerging Filmmakers]
  • $25,000 Mentorship Award

Grant Categories for Latinx Arts Organizations

  • $5,000     NFA Small Organizations
  • $10,000  NFA Mid to Large Organizations