Grantees Funded by New Mexico Arts

Taos Community Chorus
Taos Community Chorus, a NMArts grantee.

The New Mexico Music Commission, in conjunction with New Mexico Arts (NMArts), a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, supports New Mexico music organizations and artists through grant funding. During the 2020 fiscal year, $980,500 in grants were awarded to 199 New Mexico arts organizations located in twenty-two of the state’s thirty-three counties, and approximately 110 of these organizations are music-related. Grants ranged in size from approximately $2,500 to $6,000. By mandate of the New Mexico State Legislature, 35% of State Arts grant funding must be allocated to rural communities. Rural, as defined by the Legislature, is a population of under 25,000 residents.

Music Grantees

Here is a list of FY2020 New Mexico Arts music grantees, listed by county:


  • African American Performing Arts Center Foundation
  • Albuquerque Civic Chorus
  • Albuquerque Girl Choir
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program Inc.
  • AMP Concerts
  • Asian American Association of New Mexico
  • Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico
  • Cambio Inc.
  • Casa Flamenca, Inc.
  • Ensemble Music New Mexico (Chatter)
  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque
  • Guitar New Mexico
  • High Desert Pipes and Drums
  • Japanese American Citizens League, New Mexico Chapter
  • KHFM
  • La Mesa Arts Academy (La Mesa Presbyterian Church)
  • Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque
  • Musica Antigua de Albuquerque Inc.
  • Musical Theater Southwest
  • Nahalat Shalom Inc.
  • National Institute of Flamenco
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop, Inc.
  • New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV (New Mexico Community Foundation)
  • New Mexico Symphonic Chorus
  • OFFCenter Community Arts Project
  • Opera Southwest
  • Opera Unlimited
  • Outpost Productions, Inc.
  • Polyphony: Voice of New Mexico
  • Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest
  • Quodlibet, Inc.
  • Southwest Traditional & Bluegrass Music Association
  • The Albuquerque Folk Festival
  • The New Mexico Ballet Company
  • The Partnership for Arts in Medicine Inc.
  • Tierra Adentro of New Mexico
  • Turquoise Trail Performing Arts


  • Roswell Symphony Orchestra Inc.


  • Cibola Arts Council, Inc.
  • El Morro Area Arts Council


  • Moreno Valley Arts Council, INC.
  • Music at Angel Fire, Inc. dba Music from Angel Fire
  • Raton Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.


  • Clovis Community College

Doña Ana

  • City of Las Cruces (Sounds of New Mexico)
  • Doña Ana Arts Council Inc.
  • Las Cruces Symphony Association
  • Regents of New Mexico State University (NMSU Jazz Festival)


  • Grant County Community Concert Association
  • Mimbres Region Arts Council, Inc.
  • Western New Mexico University


  • Carrizozo Music Inc.
  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Los Alamos

  • Coro de Camara
  • New Mexico Music Educators Association


  • Deming Arts Council


  • gallupARTS Inc.
  • Gallup Community Concert Association


  • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts


  • Tucumcari Public Schools

Rio Arriba

  • Embudo Valley Library and Community Center
  • Española Public Schools

San Juan

  • KSJE (San Juan College Foundation)
  • Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
  • San Juan College
  • San Juan Symphony

San Miguel

  • Armand Hammer United World College of the American West
  • Las Vegas Arts Council


  • Corrales Cultural Arts Council
  • Placitas Artists Series, Inc.

Santa Fe

  • Afreeka Santa Fe
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Capoeira Santa Fe
  • City of Santa Fe
  • Concordia Santa Fe, Inc.
  • Creative Santa Fe
  • Indigenous Solutions, Inc.
  • Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation
  • New Mexico Performing Arts Society
  • New Mexico School for the Arts
  • Outside In Productions
  • Pandemonium Productions, Inc.
  • Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Sangre de Cristo Chorale of New Mexico
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
  • Santa Fe Community Orchestra
  • Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Desert Chorale
  • Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music
  • Santa Fe Jazz
  • Santa Fe JIN (Japanese Cultural Festival)
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, Inc.
  • Several Friends (early music ensemble)
  • Southwest Roots Music, Inc.
  • Southwester Association for Indian Arts, Inc.
  • Spanish Danzart Society, dba Entreflamenco
  • St. John’s College (Music on the Hill)
  • Talking Hands Talking Feet (Santa Fe Public Schools)
  • Wise Fool New Mexico


  • Sierra County Arts Council Inc.


  • NM Institute of Mining and Technology dba NM Tech Performing Arts Series
  • Socorro Consolidated School
  • Special Orchestra Incorporated


  • Taos Arts Council
  • Taos Center for the Arts
  • Taos Community Chorus
  • Taos Fall Arts Festival Inc.
  • Taos Municipal Schools
  • Taos Opera Institute
  • Taos Youth Music School
  • Questa Creative Council


  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • Mountainair Public Schools


Here is printable information about the New Mexico Arts Grantees, which includes funding amounts and a descriptive statement from each non-profit organization and how they will utilize funding.

Applying for a New Mexico Arts Grant

Music artists and non-profit organizations, with residence in New Mexico, are encouraged to apply for a New Mexico Arts grant. If you are not a non-profit entity, you may select a non-profit organization to serve as your ‘fiscal agent.’ Information on the Grant process, application, etc. can be found here.