NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Awardee

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) San Antonio Artist Grant Awardee

I am honored to announce that I have been selected to receive a NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA): San Antonio Artist/Ensemble 2016 Grant for my current project Doing Work".  I'm being awarded $5400 to complete a new body of work that aims to both re-characterize the image of the working class immigrant and erase stereotypes of what a stay-at-home-parent/ working artist looks like.  A catalog of the artwork will be published which will include essays by art historians, curators, and writers.
The body of paintings, drawings, and performance will be shown as part of my solo exhibition at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin,TX.  The show will run from November 3 through December 3.  There will be performances on November 3and during the Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour on November 11 and 12.  The exhibit will then travel back to San Antonio during December and January to a location to be named later.

You can read NALAC's official Press Release here:
http://www.nalac.org/communications/newsroom/2136-2016-grantees
http://www.nalac.org/2016-nfa-grantees/2016-artists

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The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is pleased to announce $309,500 in grants to 49 artists and organizations through three grant programs: the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA), Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) and Diverse Art Spaces (DAS). These grants support projects taking place through 2017 in all creative disciplines and advance NALAC's commitments to support Latino artistic production. 

The contributions of thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of Latino arts organizations in the U.S. remain underrepresented in the systems and structures that support the mainstream arts sector. NALAC asserts that art and culture are at the core of sustaining community and perform a vital role in modeling a framework for ethical policies and practices that achieve justice and economic equality.
"Our grants serve as a catalyst for innovation and are designed to help artists and arts and cultural organizations develop their creative capacity and make lasting contributions to their communities and to society as a whole," says María López de León, NALAC President and CEO. 
Selected through a competitive peer-review process, the new cohort of grantees demonstrates creative and artistic excellence in more than forty communities-- from Dearborn to Mexico City, Boston to Honolulu. The artists represent many Latinidades, self-identifying as Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, Argentine, Chicana, Chilean, Cuban, Huichol, Latinx, Mexican-American and Peruvian. Photos and profiles of each grantee project are available online at www.nalac.org
NALAC is the only organization in the country that is offering targeted grant support to Latino/a artists and arts organizations on a national level. Support from national, regional and local funders makes this possible. Through the NALAC Fund for the Arts, to date grantees have leveraged over $9 million dollars through NALAC's $1.4 million investment, providing financial resources across geographies, aesthetics, cultures, generations, disciplines and economies through Latino arts and cultural production and collaboration.