Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation. Its programming includes artist residencies, commissioning and presentation of performance work, visual arts exhibits, and digital media-based youth arts education. Through its mostly free and low-cost programs, the organization reaches 35,000 people each year. Renewal funding will help MACLA maintain the quality and scope of its programs, and strengthen board and staff capacity.
About the Grantee
510 South First Street, San Jose, CA, 95113-2806, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for purchase of a building known as 510 South First Street in San Jose, California
At its performance space/art gallery, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) produces and presents live theater, visual art exhibitions, youth-focused literary events, and workshops reaching nearly 30,000 people each year through its low- or no-cost productions. The organization is in negotiations with the City of San Jose to purchase its currently leased building, located in the SoFA neighborhood. This grant would partially support MACLA to purchase its building, preventing displacement by major developers in the short term and contributing to ongoing activity in this thriving cultural hub.
for the performing arts program
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), a multi-disciplinary, contemporary arts space rooted in the Latino/Chicano experience, engages many communities, cultures, and aesthetic approaches. At its performance space/art gallery, MACLA produces and presents live theater, visual art exhibitions, and youth-focused literary events and workshops. Each year MACLA reaches nearly 30,000 people through its low or no-cost productions.