New Mexico Arts, the state arts agency, provides grants to non-profit arts organizations and artists partnering with them in a number of areas. Grant programs include:
- Community Arts Development - funds small arts organizations whose primary purpose and activities are aimed at serving the general public of the community in which they are located.
- Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities - funding supports colleges, universities, local and county governments, and Indian tribal government entities for arts activities in the areas of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, and multidisciplinary arts.
- Major Cultural Organizations - funding supports organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status for arts activities in the areas of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, and multidisciplinary arts.
- Arts Enterprise Partnerships - initiate and strengthen community-based economic development through three-year public/private arts partnerships that benefit underserved rural or inner city communities.
- Traditional Folk Arts Projects - provide funds for organizations, Indian tribal government entities, local governments, and universities whose programs further, showcase and help to perpetuate the various traditional arts practiced in the State of New Mexico.
- Arts Projects - funds organizations for arts activities in the areas of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, and multidisciplinary arts.
- Artist Residency - funding supports artist/teacher teams creating programs that promote learning in and through the arts.
- Arts in Social Service - funding supports arts organizations or social service organizations for arts-based projects that focus on addressing social issues.
Technical Assistance Workshops :
New Mexico Arts also offers technical assistance workshops to assist potential applicants with information regarding changes to the New Mexico Arts Guidelines.
For information about any of these programs, visit the New Mexico Arts Web Site