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Albuquerque Downtown Arts and Cultural District: Makeshift Microgallery Grant

Deadline: October 16, 2017

Makeshift is a seed project that will provide one-time grants to artists and curators working in new or existing “microspaces” in Albuquerque’s Downtown Arts and Cultural District. Makeshift is aimed at benefiting the area in multiple ways:

  • Beautifying downtown and reactivating/utilizing existing space that is visible on a 24-hour basis from public right of way (e.g., an art exhibit in empty storefront windows, building facades, or adding a mural to brick walls that can be seen from the sidewalk)
  • Increasing economic opportunity for emerging artists in Albuquerque, with a focus on Chicana and Chicano, Native/Indigenous identifying artists, LGBTQIA, homeless/transitional/formerly incarcerated persons, and veterans
  • Providing free and easy to view/experience arts installations that anyone can access (e.g., a “walkable outdoor gallery”) that encourage visitors to explore the area by walking

Amount: Six grants of $2,500 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: Applicants can be curators, artists, arts administrators/arts nonprofits, or anyone with experience putting together shows with one or more artists. Each applicant must pair up with a local business or property owner.

Link: http://downtownacd.org/makeshift-micro-gallery-space-seed-grant/

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