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MISSION / MISIÓN

CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization based in Phoenix that collaborates with artists and arts organizations to connect Arizona, Mexico, and Latin America. We advance our mission through innovative public programming, artist commissions, international residencies, and cultural exchanges that reimagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.

CALA envisions a cultural landscape that values the creative and artistic contributions of Latinxs and latinoamericanxs, and critically engages their stories in Arizona and throughout the Americas.

CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) es una asociación civil sin fines de lucro que organiza colaboraciones con artistas y gestores latinxs y latinoamericanxs para promover el intercambio cultural entre Arizona, México y América Latina.

Promovemos nuestra misión a través de una programación cultural que incluye comisiones artísticas, residencias internacionales, intercambios culturales e iniciativas que promueven la producción artística en Phoenix, Arizona.

En CALA trabajamos por un panorama cultural que valore las contribuciones creativas y artísticas de los latinxs y los latinoamericanxs en Arizona, y que aborde de manera crítica sus experiencias y sus historias.

HISTORY / HISTORIA

CALA Alliance was established in 2010 with a mission to celebrate the richness and depth of Latinx artistic talent in Arizona, and to strengthen connections to Latin America through arts and culture. Between 2010-2014, CALA presented the CALA International Festival, which brought together Phoenix arts organizations to showcase Latinx and Latin American dance, music, theater, film, poetry, and visual art. In 2016, CALA transitioned from presenting the festival to collaborating with artists and arts organizations year-round, telling new stories about our transborder cultural connections and moving our cultural imagination forward in Arizona.

CALA fue fundada en 2010 con la misión de celebrar la riqueza y diversidad del talento artístico latinx en Arizona y de fortalecer las conexiones con Latinoamérica a través del arte y la cultura. Entre los años 2010 y 2014, CALA presentó el Festival Internacional CALA, que reunió a organizaciones artísticas de Phoenix para exponer danza, música, teatro, cine, poesía y arte visual de las Américas.

Desde 2016, CALA crea espacios transfronterizos de investigación, producción y colaboración entre artistas, gestores y públicos con el fin de crear una nueva imaginación cultural en Arizona.

STAFF + ADVISORS

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Alana
Hernandez

Executive Director
and Curator
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Giovana
Aviles

Operations and
Programs Manager
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Julio César
Morales

Curatorial
Advisor
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Mario
Aniles

Financial
Consultant

BOARD

Rubén Álvarez
Chair
Molera Álvarez
José Cárdenas
Secretary
Arizona State University
Myra Millinger
Treasurer
Myra Millinger and Associates LLC
Camila Alarcón
Gammage & Burnham PLC
Gaby Cárdenas
The Colibrí Collective
Margie Emmermann
Maria Camila Englert
Alliance Bank
Laura Franco French
City of Phoenix
Mariko Miller
Not Another Goal, A Consulting Company

PARTNERSHIP

CALA Alliance works in partnership with the Arizona State University Art Museum to create arts experiences that engage the complex diversity of Latinx stories in Phoenix and re-imagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.

CALA and ASUAM are committed to the production of Latinx and Latin American culture in Phoenix through exhibitions, artist commissions, international residencies, educational programs, performances, and arts experiences.

SUPPORTERS

The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation
Margaret T. Morris Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Arizona Humanities
Salt River Project
Arizona Public Service
Gammage & Burnham PLC