15th Annual NALAC Leadership Institute

I am very excited to be selected to attend the 15th Annual NALAC Leadership Institute (QuinceaÑera)! July 13-18, 2015, San Antonio,TX. From the NALAC website:

The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts. The dynamic learning environment cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters the support, knowledge, and agency to confidently respond to and initiate solutions to complex cultural questions.

Applicants to the NLI are accepted from multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters in various stages of career development. A group of 15-25 participants (are) selected to attend the NLI in San Antonio, TX.

The Leadership Institute curriculum is based on the historical overview and analysis of Latino arts and cultures in the U.S., including the vital role of community involvement. This lens provides the framework for all Institute presentations, discussions, and exercises. Class topics include:
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Grant Writing, Fundraising, Mission & Vision, Governance, Management, Programming, Marketing

NLI Class of 2015
Eric Aviles, New York, NY, Artist & Educator
Jessica Alarcon / Omilani, Miami, FL
Diana Calderon, Dallas, TX
Maritxell Carrero, San Diego, CA
Alma Catalan, Los Angeles, CA
Gabriella Anais Deal-Marquez, Minneapolis, MN
Rodrigo Ehecatl Duran, San Francisco, CA, Carnaval San Francisco
Rosalyn Escobar, Los Angeles, CA, Ford Theatres/Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Rossana Espinoza, Silver Spring, MD
Sita Frederick, New York, NY
Yovani Flores, Phoenix, AZ, Mujeres del Sol
Ileana Fuentes, Miami, FL, Cuban Museum, Inc.
Dilenia Garcia, Fayetteville, AR
Angela Godoy, Montgomery Village, MD
Leticia Gomez, San Diego, CA, New Americans Museum
Hector Gonzalez, Brooklyn, NY, Just 3 INC
Stephen Ingle, El Paso, TX, Creative Kids Inc.
Gabriel Jimenez, Los Angeles, CA, Plaza de la Raza
Anna Isabel Leal, Berkeley, CA, La Peña Cultural Center
Rosalie Lopez, Albuquerque, NM, Working Classrooms Inc.
Alexandra Meda, San Carlos, CA, Teatro Luna
David Mendizabal, New York, NY, The Movement Theatre Company
Crystal Mercado, National City, CA, The Old Globe
Lydia E. Perez, Warwick, RI, Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, Inc.
Mario Ramirez, Austin, TX
Raul Rivera, Bronx, NY, The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
Chantal Rodriguez, Los Angeles, CA, Latino Theater Company
Sussy Santana, Providence, RI
Thelma Uranga, Chicago, IL, ElevArte Community Studio