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 2016 fiscal year, over $527,508 in grants were awarded to New Mexico music organizations located in twenty-three of the state’s thirty-three counties. Grants ranged in size from $1,772 to $7,161. 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. During the 2016 grants cycle, approximately 40% of State Arts grant funding was allocated to rural arts organizations.

Music Grantees

Here is a list of FY2016 New Mexico Arts music grantees, listed by county:


  • Albuquerque Baroque Players
  • Albuquerque Folk Festival
  • Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Albuquerque Public Schools dba KNME/New Mexico PBS
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program Inc.
  • AMP Concerts
  • Asian American Assocation of New Mexico
  • Cambio Inc.
  • Ensemble Music New Mexico
  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque
  • Japanese American Citizens League, New Mexico Chapter
  • La Mesa Arts Academy
  • Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque
  • Musica Antigua de Albuquerque Inc.
  • Musical Theater Southwest
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop, Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic, Inc.
  • New Mexico Symphonic Chorus
  • OFFCenter Community Arts Project
  • Opera Southwest
  • Opera Unlimited
  • Outpost Productions, Inc.
  • Partnership for Arts in Medicine Inc., The
  • Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest
  • Southwest Traditional & Bluegrass Music Association
  • Summer Guitar Workshop
  • 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
  • ShortGrass Music Festival
  • Raton Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.


  • Clovis Community College

Doña Ana

  • Doña Ana Arts Council Inc.
  • Las Cruces Symphony Association


  • Artesia Arts Council Inc


  • Grant County Community Concert Association
  • Mimbres Region Arts Council, Inc.


  • Lea County Commission for the Arts
  • Southwest Symphony, Inc.


  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Los Alamos

  • Coro de Camara
  • New Mexico Music Educators Association


  • The Deming Arts Council


  • Gallup Community Concert Association
  • gallupARTS


  • Eastern New Mexico BlueGrass & Old Tyme Music Assoc

Rio Arriba

  • Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center

San Juan

  • Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
  • San Juan College
  • San Juan Symphony

San Miguel

  • Las Vegas Arts Council


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

Santa Fe

  • New Mexico Wildlife Association dba Wildlife West Nature Park
  • Afreeka Santa Fe
  • Carthy / Miller ~ Irish Music Folk Art Apprenticeship
  • City of Santa Fe dba City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
  • Concordia Santa Fe, Inc.
  • El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Inc.
  • Institute of American Indian Arts Trust
  • Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation
  • New Mexico School for the Arts—Art Institute
  • Outside In Productions
  • Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Sangre de Cristo Chorale
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
  • Santa Fe Community Orchestra
  • Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The
  • Santa Fe Little Theatre aka Santa Fe Playhouse
  • Santa Fe Opera, The
  • Santa Fe Performing Arts Company and School, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Teen Arts Center
  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, Inc.
  • St. John’s College
  • Talking Hands Talking Feet


  • Sierra County Arts Council Inc.


  • Special Orchestra, Inc.
  • NM Institute of Mining and Technology dba NM Tech Performing Arts Series


  • Taos Center for the Arts
  • Taos Community Chorus
  • Taos Opera Institute
  • Taos Youth Music School


  • Manzano Mountain Art Council


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