Original Threads: Equity and Access in the Arts for Hispanic/Latinx Communities
About this Issue
In 2022, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created an Equity Action Plan to provide opportunities to increase arts participation and engagement in historically underserved communities. The plan also laid out concrete policies and procedures for providing access accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency. As part of this work, the agency has ongoing initiatives to engage Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) and be more accessible to Hispanic/Latinx-serving arts organizations, such as providing Spanish translations of its funding guidelines as well as other material on the website. The Arts Endowment is committed to advancing engagement with, inclusion of, and equitable access to arts, culture, and design created by and in Hispanic/Latinx communities.
In this issue, we look at some of the Hispanic/Latinx artists and arts organizations who share, in their own words, how they are making an impact on U.S. culture today.