Prospectus #271 McKinley County Courthouse Site-Specific Commission Project
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Governor's Awards for Excellence
in the Arts!

Nominations for the awards may include individual New Mexican artists currently working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement; individuals who have consistently made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico; or businesses, nonprofits, or foundations with sustained involvement in and support for the arts.
Nominations may come from individuals, organizations, or businesses in New Mexico. Galleries may not nominate artists they represent, and self-nominations will not be accepted.
Click here to complete the 2023 online nomination form.

The nomination deadline is Friday, May 5, 2023, at 4:00pm MDT.
Public Art Archive Launches New Website
Check out the launch of the reimagined and expanded Public Art Archive™ (PAA) website! With this new immersive experience, the PAA is positioned to become the go-to digital destination and ultimate public art resource for everyone — from art curators, historians, researchers, and urban planners to casual users like public art enthusiasts and cultural tourists.

For more information visit
Build your music career
and make your music work
Artist INC: Not your regular business class
The New Mexico Music Commission announces Professional Development Business Workshops for the music community of the State of New Mexico. These free, nine-hour workshops are broken down over three (3) days and are presented virtually (online) in association with Artist Inc. The workshops will address the unique challenges of the music industry and help musicians learn business skills relevant to their work in order to turn their music practices into sustainable careers.
These Artist INC workshops are tailored for the needs and challenges of working musicians. The three-day ‘deep dive’ will include activities and discussions focused on goal setting, writing about your work, and building a personal brand—building blocks for a sustainable practice and a successful music career. The highly interactive workshops will activate a network of musicians in their community, leading to additional peer-to-peer resource sharing and support long after the workshop concludes.
From Our Friends...
New NEA Grant Opportunities Now Available
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce that grant guidelines and application materials are now available for Creative Writing Fellowships, Research Grants, Challenge America, and Grants for Arts Projects (GAP). These grants to organizations support specific projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions.
Complete Guide to FREE Artist Grants and Opportunities in 2023
All the best artist grants, residencies, and open calls for 2023. All of these calls are FREE to apply!

Roswell Artist-in-Residence
2023 Program
For over fifty years the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program has provided talented artists working in any medium a full year to focus on their creative endeavors. Start dates of the six annual residencies are staggered throughout the year. The residency provides each artist with a comfortable 3-bedroom house with an attached 600 square ft studio with utilities paid plus $1100 a month for residents, plus a new $250 materials stipend for all residents each month is generously provided by the Hammersley Foundation. For artists with partners and families: $100 for partners and each child living on the compound. Spouses and partners who travel with the artist are offered a studio and use of the facilities on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Call for Entry! 

Paper Made is open for submissions today! Fiber Art Now is inviting artists to submit their 2D or 3D artwork in paper for this juried exhibition, and selections will be featured in the Summer 2023 issue of Fiber Art Now! Please note that artwork submitted to Paper Made must be made primarily from paper, paper products, or created using a paper-making process.  

Public support for the arts to ensure the arts are central to the lives of New Mexicans.

A New Mexico with vibrant communities, meaningful quality of life, and a robust economy.