Inspired by my days working in Marketing at a Latin American art museum, I wanted to write about opportunities for Latino artists here in the United States. I have come across many amazing programs that will can help artists and art professionals thrive in their careers.
Here are six art-based programs:
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York
CCCADI offers The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship that “trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management.” Applications are open to those from early-to-mid-career professionals, typically from 25-40 years old. A stipend of $750 will be rewarded upon completion. For more details, go here.
El Museo del Barrio in New York
Every month, El Museo has Artist Portfolio reviews with the Curatorial team who invite artists from Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a free 20-minute session. For more info, check out their events, here.
Café Con Leche Latino Artist Residency Program in Pennsylvania
Every year, Café Con Leche, an award winning company + digital platform based in Pittsburgh, who highlights authentic Latino culture through art + food, supports in increasing the Latino artist presence in the area. The program is a 30-day residency with great benefits. Check out more details, here.
Rafael Cinturón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center in Illinois
While there isn’t a lot of information on the site, the Artist in Residence program of the Latino Cultural Center in the University of Illinois “invites artists to engage UIC students and local communities to provide a transformative learning experience on contemporary issues through various forms of art.” You will have to contact the school for more details, here.
Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian Latino Center offers recent graduates who are studying Latino art, culture and history a unique opportunity to engage with Smithsonian professionals and learn first-hand practices in museums and cultural institutions. For more info, go here.
Studio Museum Harlem, New York
Proud in advancing the work of African and Latino descent visual artists, the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Studio Museum supports three artists at a time for an 11-month period, offering a bi-weekly stipend. Artists should not be in school or committed to another program. For more details, go here.