Calpulli Tonalehqueh

Featured Arts + Culture Grantee

Calpulli Tonalehqueh is a local, volunteer-run membership collaborative whose name in Nahuatl means “community of guardians who accompany the sun.” Established in 2004, they are an intergenerational community with a fluid membership of 200 and a core leadership of elders and dancers each with more than 18 years of Aztec dancing experience. Calpulli means “great house” or “group of houses,” a fundamental unit of Aztec society that might be known in today’s society as a clan or tribe. Members organize ceremonial dance events, art and music workshops, agricultural initiatives, educational summits, and pan-indigenous exchanges, and engage in community outreach and activism.


The Spring 2018 Grant Cycle is now open! LOIs are due by midnight on Monday, February 12.
If your LOI is approved, the full application will be due by midnight on Monday, March 5. Funding decisions will be made in April and awards will be disbursed by June.


If your grant period ends between December 31, 2017 and June 30, 2018, you are eligible to apply in this cycle.