Diamante Arts and Cultural Center offers the Diamante Arts Leadership Institute (DALI), a year-long program in arts capacity building and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful engagement practices in the arts. Modeled in part after the NALAC Leadership Institute and revised to meet the needs of Latino/Hispanic arts professionals in North Carolina,DALI will provide a dynamic learning environment that cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides artists, arts managers, and cultural promoters the support and knowledge to prepare creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders.


Please review the DALI guidelines and they submit your materials online via the online application. Your online profile, narrative, and optional work sample must be submitted electronically via the online system by the posted the July 1, 2019 deadline

Diamante Arts & Cultural Center is proud to introduce the inaugural class of (2019/2020) the Diamante Arts Leadership Institute #DALIFellow Gustavo B SchmidtGeorges Le ChevallierErnesto HernandezPeter MarinAntonio AlanísCaro Lara, and Zuleyma Castrejon Salinas. Thank you to Dr. Maria DeGuzman for sharing her knowledge and wisdom. Thank you to the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County for hosting us. We are grateful for the support of Watko EntertainmentLizette Cruz WatkoFiorella HornaNational Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and Food Lion for the support.