Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) is a hybrid urban arts space located in downtown San Jose, and rooted in the Chicano/Latino experience. MACLA intersects many communities, cultures, and aesthetic approaches. Its arts programming stretches across live theater, presenting nationally recognized performers, visual arts exhibits, youth programming that engages participants in activities from folkloric traditions to multimedia productions, and art workshops. With a grant renewal, MACLA would maintain the quality of its performing and youth arts programming, and continue to work with DeVos Institute of Arts Management to ramp up the capital campaign for its multimillion-dollar effort to purchase and renovate its current facilities.
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510 South First Street, San Jose, CA, 95113-2806, United States
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for general operating support  
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, better known as MACLA, is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space in San Jose, that’s grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience. MACLA’s programming includes performances of theater, spoken word, music, and dance, as well as exhibitions, artist residencies, workshops, community-engagement activities, and digital media education for youth. Through mostly free or low-cost programs, it serves more than 30,000 people each year, including 120 artists who are paid to share their work and talents, and 150 local youth served through media arts training programs. This grant to MACLA advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
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.

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