Useful Links and Other Resources.
The Music Commission provides resources to the state’s music industry and to the general public. In this section, you will find information about Grant funding opportunities through New Mexico Arts, the state’s Arts Agency, funded primarily through the National Endowment for the Arts. You will also find information about private and corporate funding, useful links for musicians, as well as access to our New Mexico Music Directory and our statewide music performance calendar.
- Performance FundingObtain funding for performances in your community New Mexico Arts and the New Mexico Music Commission have partnered to offer performance funding for New Mexico based non-profits and individuals involved in the state’s music industry. Below is a menu of
- Community PromotionPromote Your Community Here is a list of free resources designed to help you promote friends, neighbors, colleagues, family, and local businesses in your community. Any person, business or organization involved in the state’s music industry may be eligible to
- Rural County OutreachRural County Outreach The Music Commission launched the Rural County Outreach program January 2021. Purpose Each Music Commissioner has adopted 1-3 counties and will serve as an ambassador to their counties. Each commissioner will research the local music industry and
- COVID-19 PSAsCOVID-19 PSAs In September of 2021, Music Commission Chair Carlos Medina invited commissioners to produce COVID safe practices and vaccination public service announcements with the purpose of encouraging the New Mexico music industry and its patrons to return safely to
- State GrantsNew Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Its primary function is to provide financial support for nonprofits and governmental organizations for arts activities in the following discipline areas: performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts (involving more than one artistic discipline), and interdisciplinary arts (relating two or more artistic disciplines).
- Funding & Misc. ResourcesFunding Burning Man Arts – grants for interactive, participatory art experiences to individuals and organizations Chamber Music America – grants to classical, world, and jazz ensembles Creative Capital – grants to individual artists Doris Duke Foundation – charitable foundation grants
- New Mexico Music DirectoryA Clearinghouse of New Mexico’s Music Industry. The New Mexico Music Directory is a FREE service promoting performers and businesses & services available for hire. Search the directory Join the directory The directory is open to all New Mexico-based professional