Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicanx and Latinx experience. MACLA’s multi-disciplinary programming includes performances of theater, spoken word, music, and dance, as well as lectures, workshops, visual arts exhibitions, and free digital media education. Through its mostly free or low-cost programs, MACLA serves more than 35,000 people each year, including parents, children, and youth who participate in MACLA’s free outdoor family art events. This grant will support MACLA in making organizational adaptations and advance the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
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.