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Deadline: December 5, 2014

New Mexico Arts

New Mexico Arts funds 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). It supports programs that foster arts education, arts economic development; performing and visual arts, and contemporary and traditional folk arts in New Mexico. Funding categories are:

  • Arts in Social Service: Supports arts organizations or social service organizations for arts-based projects that focus on addressing social issues with a primary purpose of reaching specific populations (people who are incarcerated, homeless, abused, ill, etc.) or fosters artistic activity that formally encourages civic dialogues on important social issues.
  • Arts Learning in Community: Supports arts learning for K-12 school-age children outside of a school setting.
  • Arts Learning in Schools: Supports programs taking place in K-12 schools either during school hours or during after-school programs. These programs may focus on creative process arts activities, arts activities integrated into other content areas, art history, or arts education professional development. In school residencies with individual artists are also included in this category.
  • Arts Projects: Supports organizations with unrestricted income that ranges from $100,000 to 749,999 for arts activities.
  • Arts Trails: An arts trail is a series of artists’ studios, galleries, and other related sites within a geographic region. Grants are awarded in two categories: Arts Trails Start-Up and Arts Trails Development.
  • Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities: Supports colleges and universities, local and county governments, and Indian tribal government entities for arts activities.
  • Community Arts: Supports arts projects in small organizations (unrestricted income up to $99,999) whose primary purpose and activities are aimed at serving the general public of the community in which they are located.
  • Economic and Entrepreneurial Development: Supports the economic development of communities and their artists. Projects may include arts-based cultural tourism activities, and economic opportunities and training for artists.
  • Local Arts Councils and Service Organizations: Supports local arts councils that are tax-exempt organizations or agencies of government or Indian tribal entities and tax-exempt service organizations that provide services to artists, arts organizations, or in the field of arts education.
  • Major Cultural Organizations: Supports organizations with 501(c)(3) status for arts activities.
  • Traditional Folks Arts Projects: Supports organizations, Indian tribal government entities, local governments, and universities whose programs further, showcase, and help to perpetuate the various traditional arts practiced in New Mexico.

Activities funded for 2016 should have a public presentation component that takes place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Amount: Dependent upon category, as follows:

  • Arts in Social Services; Community Arts; Economic and Entrepreneurial Development; Traditional Folk Arts: Up to $15,000, must include 50% match (half cash required)
  • Arts Projects; Arts Learning in Schools and Community; Arts Trails; Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities; Local Arts Councils and Service Organizations: Major Cultural Organizations: Up to $20,000, must include 50% match (half cash required)

Eligibility: Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, colleges, universities, and Indian tribal government entities in New Mexico. New Mexico based organizations wishing to apply that are not one of the above may enter into a fiscal sponsorship with a nonprofit organization.

Link: http://www.nmarts.org/grants/

Note: An advanced review is offered prior to the final deadline. The advanced review deadline is October 17, 2014. If an applicant was declared ineligible or did not receive funding in the past year or has not applied to New Mexico Arts in the past two years, an advanced review is required.

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