Grantees Funded by New Mexico Arts

United World College African Chorus

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 2021 fiscal year, $1,080,000 in grants were awarded to 194 New Mexico arts organizations and 7 folk art apprenticeships located in twenty-three of the state’s thirty-three counties. Approximately 120 of these organizations are music-related. Grants ranged in size from approximately $2,500 to $7,000. 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 are the FY2021 New Mexico Arts grantees, listed by county:


  • 516 Arts
  • African American Performing Arts Center Foundation
  • Albuquerque Civic Chorus
  • Albuquerque Girl Choir
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless Inc. dba ArtStreet
  • Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Albuquerque Theatre Guild
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program Inc.
  • AMP Concerts
  • Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico
  • Basement Films
  • Cambio Inc.
  • Casa Flamenca, Inc.
  • Children’s Choice Child Care Services
  • Duke City Repertory Theatre
  • Ensemble Music New Mexico (Chatter ABQ)
  • Escuela del Sol Montessori, Inc. dba Harwood Art Center
  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque
  • Flamenco Workds, Inc.
  • Friends of the Orphan Signs
  • Guitar New Mexico
  • Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of NM
  • Institute Cervantes USA Inc
  • J. Encinias/Pizarro-Lara folk apprenticeship
  • Japanese American Citizens League, New Mexico Chapter
  • Jesús Muñoz Flamenco (FUSION) folk apprenticeship
  • Keshet Dance Company
  • La Mesa Arts Academy (La Mesa Presbyterian Church)
  • M. Encinias/Lozano folk apprenticeship
  • Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque
  • Muñoz/Leader folk apprenticeship
  • Musica Antigua de Albuquerque Inc.
  • Musical Theater Southwest
  • National Institute of Flamenco
  • New Mexico Art Education Association
  • New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee (New Mexico Community Foundation)
  • New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop, Inc.
  • New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV (New Mexico Community Foundation)
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • New Mexico Scholastic Art Awards (New Mexico Art Education Association)
  • New Mexico Symphonic Chorus Inc.
  • OFFCenter Community Arts Project
  • Opera Southwest
  • Opera Unlimited Inc.
  • Outpost Productions, Inc.
  • Polyphony: Voice of New Mexico
  • Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest
  • Quodlibet, Inc.
  • Regents of the University of New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival Association
  • The Albuquerque Folk Festival
  • The Children’s Hour Inc.
  • The Enchanters
  • The New Mexico Ballet Company
  • The Partnership for Arts in Medicine Inc.
  • Tierra Adentro of New Mexico
  • Tricklock Trail Performing Arts
  • Turquoise Trail Performing Arts
  • Two Worlds
  • Vortex Inc.
  • Working Classroom


  • Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum (Roswell Area Arts Council)
  • Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation
  • Roswell Symphony Orchestra Inc.


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


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


  • Clovis Community College

Doña Ana

  • A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley Inc.
  • Doña Ana Arts Council Inc.
  • Las Cruces Community Radio
  • Las Cruces Symphony Association
  • Projects in Motion, Inc.
  • Regents of New Mexico State University (NMSU Jazz Festival)


  • Grant County Community Concert Association
  • Mimbres Region Arts Council, Inc.
  • New Mexico Music Educators Association
  • Silver Chorale
  • Southwestern New Mexico Arts Culture and Tourism
  • Western New Mexico University


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


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

Los Alamos

  • Coro de Camara
  • Theatre New Mexico


  • Deming Arts Council


  • gallupARTS Inc.
  • Gallup Community Concert Association
  • Gallup Repertory Theatre (Gallup Arts)
  • Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services


  • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts


  • Tucumcari Public Schools

Rio Arriba

  • Embudo Valley Library and Community Center
  • Española Valley Fiber Arts Center – ATLS
  • Española Valley Fiber Arts Center – EED
  • New Mexico Young Actors, Inc.

San Juan

  • KSJE (San Juan College Foundation)
  • Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
  • San Juan College
  • San Juan Symphony
  • Theatre Ensemble Arts Inc.

San Miguel

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


  • Authentic Native Arts Association, Inc.
  • Corrales Cultural Arts Council
  • Placitas Artists Series, Inc.
  • R4Creating
  • Rio Rancho Creative Crossroads

Santa Fe

  • Academy for the Love of Learning
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Axle Projects, Inc.
  • Capoeira Santa Fe
  • City of Santa Fe
  • Compañia Chuscales & Mina Fajardo (Teatro Paraguas)
  • Compassionate Touch Network
  • Concordia Santa Fe, Inc.
  • Creative Santa Fe
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Inc.
  • Encaustic Art Institute A Non Profit Corporation
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Indigenous Solutions, Inc.
  • Ironweed Productions (New Mexico Community Foundation)
  • La Sala de Galisteo
  • Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation
  • Littleglobe, Inc.
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico Inc.
  • New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence
  • New Mexico Community Arts Network dba Creative New Mexico
  • New Mexico Film Foundation
  • New Mexico Performing Arts Society
  • New Mexico School for the Arts
  • New Mexico Wildlife Association dba Widllife West Nature Park
  • Outside In Productions
  • Pandemonium Productions, Inc.
  • Parallel Studios, Inc.
  • Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Pomegranate Studios (New Mexico Dance Coalition)
  • Ramierez/Trujillo-Duran folk apprenticeship
  • Romero/Paniagua folk apprenticeship
  • Sangre de Cristo Chorale of New Mexico
  • Santa Fe Art Institute
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Classic Theatre, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Community Orchestra
  • Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (Santa Fe Film Institute)
  • Santa Fe Jazz
  • Santa Fe Little Theatre dba Santa Fe Playhouse
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Youthworks
  • SITE Santa Fe
  • Southwest Roots Music, Inc.
  • Spanish Danzart Society, dba Entreflamenco
  • St. John’s College (Music on the Hill)
  • Talking Hands Talking Feet (Santa Fe Public Schools)
  • Teatro Paraguas Inc.
  • The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Inc.
  • The Santa Fe Desert Chorale
  • The Santa Fe Opera
  • Theater Grottesco North American Inc.
  • Theatre Santa Fe
  • Valle Fajardo/Rodriguez
  • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
  • Wise Fool New Mexico
  • Zamora/Mendosa


  • Sierra County Arts Council Inc.


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


  • High Road Artisans – ATLS
  • High Road Artisans – EED
  • Lost Ninos del Teatro Taos Children’s Theatre
  • Mas Communidad dba Peñasco Theatre
  • Millicent Rogers Museum
  • Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros
  • Questa Creative Council
  • Society of the Muse of the Southwest
  • Southwest Traditional & Bluegrass Music Association
  • Taos Art Museum
  • Taos Arts Council
  • Taos Center for the Arts
  • Taos Community Chorus
  • Taos Fall Arts Festival Inc.
  • Taos Opera Institute
  • The Harwood Museum Alliance Inc.
  • The Paseo Project Inc.
  • Wholly Rags


  • 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.