HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM NEW MEXICO ARTS!

NEW MEXICO ARTS GRANTS PROGRAMS

THE FY2025 GRANTS PROGRAM

is available.

Apply today!


Final Application Deadline is 11:59 pm MT, December 8, 2023.


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Call for Panelists!


New Mexico Arts is seeking individuals interested in serving as grant application review panelists for our FY25 Annual grant cycle.

Panelists play a vital role in New Mexico Arts' work to provide support to nonprofit & government organizations offering a broad range of arts services & programs statewide.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Artists, arts professionals, community members, and others actively involved in and/or trained in the arts.
  • Individuals with expertise in one or more artistic disciplines (performing, visual, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary arts, traditional arts, economic development, or arts education) or administration.
  • Panelists are selected for their artistic or administrative experience. We strive to have them represent a range of artistic genres as well as geographic reach. Especially seeking panelists from rural areas.

What to Expect:

  • Panelists will review and score eligible applications online based on panel evaluation criteria for their assigned category (March 2024).
  • Panelists will attend a virtual orientation (February 2024).
  • Panelists receive an honorarium.

How to submit:

Fill out the online interest form here

Thank you!

Back by popular demand!

2024 Poetry Ourselves New Mexico is a statewide original poetry competition for students in grades 9-12.

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This is an opportunity for students to share their written poetry with the possibility of publication in New Mexico's 2nd Annual Poetry Ourselves New Mexico Anthology.

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Students are encouraged to submit one original poem, typed and no longer than 50 lines. Poems may focus on any topic, but students should remember that winning entries may be presented to the public. This creative writing competition does not require a performance or recitation.

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Poetry Ourselves New Mexico compliments the New Mexico Poetry Out Loud recitation program enhancing opportunities for students to study and perform masterworks of poetry.

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No cost to submit. One poem only - make it your best!


Online submission of poem and entry form are due January 15, 2024


Contact: Kevin Lenkner, POL Coordinator

kevin.lenkner@dca.nm.gov 505 412-5791

Opportunities From Our Friends...

Bring the NEA Big Read to your community! Applications are now open for grants to support NEA Big Read projects between September 2024 and June 2025.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read supports community reading programs each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection with the goal of inspiring meaningful conversations, celebrating local creativity, elevating a wide variety of voices and perspectives, and building stronger connections in each community.

New for 2024-2025: Community programming during this cycle will focus on the theme “Where We Live.” Applicants will host book discussions, writing workshops, and creative activities that celebrate unique aspects of their community, using as inspiration one of 50 available NEA Big Read books.

The Intent to Apply deadline is Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Visit Arts Midwest’s website for complete grant guidelines and to apply.

The City of Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department has opened its "Art is the Solution: Structural Inequity" grant program for 2023-2024. 

Five grants totaling $10,000 each will be awarded to support art projects that incorporate the issue of structural inequity and its impact on Santa Fe, in order to enrich the experience and understanding of the city for residents and visitors.

Applications are due before 5 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Projects will be carried out between January 1 and June 20, 2024. 

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Apply Now to Become Santa Fe’s Next Poet Laureate

Applications accepted through 5 p.m.

on Monday, December 4


The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department is now accepting applications for the 2024 Poet Laureate position. The Poet Laureate program honors a Santa Fe poet and recognizes the place that poetry has in Santa Fe’s history, cultural traditions, and civic life. The Poet Laureate is an ambassador of poetry, literature, literacy, and storytelling, and works to inspire the next generation of poets and readers. 

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Through grants and peer learning opportunities, ArtsHERE invests in organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming, with the goal of increasing arts participation for underserved groups/communities and sharing insights that may inform similar funding programs in the future.

SUBMIT YOUR STATEMENT OF INTEREST

Complete Guide to FREE Artist Grants and Opportunities in 2024


All the best artist grants, residencies, and open calls for 2024.

All of these calls are FREE to apply!


Click Here For More Information


Upcoming Cultural Events:

Dec 1, 2023

First Friday: Art Scavenger Hunt

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Dec 1, 2023

Palace Avenue First Friday Art Walk

NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Dec 2, 2023

Winter Letters Farolito Tour

BOSQUE REDONDO MEMORIAL AT FORT SUMNER

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Dec 3, 2023

Family Art Making

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Dec 8, 2023

Noche De Familia: Invierno

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Dec 9, 2023

Native American Portal Youth Winter Show

NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Dec 9, 2023

National premiere screening of the PBS award-winning series

MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Dec 16, 2023

Museum Holiday Open House

NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Dec 16, 2023

Holiday Open House

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Dec 29, 2023

Final Friday: Shadow and Light Scavenger Hunt

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This Month's Book Club Selection:

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Memory Map



Throughout her career as artist, activist, and educator, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (b. 1940) has forged a personal yet accessible visual language she uses to address environmental destruction, war, genocide, and the misreading of the past. An enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Smith cleverly deploys elements of abstraction, neo-expressionism, and pop, fusing them with Indigenous artistic traditions to upend commonly held conceptions of historical narratives and illuminate absurdities in the formation of dominant culture.


Her drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures blur categories and question why certain visual languages attain recognition, historical privilege, and value, reflecting her belief that her “life’s work involves examining contemporary life in America and interpreting it through Native ideology.” Also central to Smith’s work and thinking is the land and she emphasizes that Native people have always been part of the land: “These are my stories, every picture, every drawing is telling a story. I create memory maps.”


The publication illustrates nearly five decades of Smith’s work in all media, accompanied by essays and short texts by contemporary Indigenous artists and scholars on each of Smith’s major bodies of work.


by Laura Phipps

Contributions by Neal Ambrose-Smith, Andrea Carlson, Lou Cornum, Alicia Harris, Richard William Hill, Candice Hopkins, Josie M Lopez, Larry McNeil Xhe Dhé Tee Harbor Jackson, Larissa Nez, Patricia Marroquin Norby, Lowery Stokes Sims, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Gail Tremblay and Elizabeth Woody

 

On view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

October 15, 2023 - January 7, 2024


Order the Book Here

NEW MEXICO ARTS MISSION


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

NEW MEXICO ARTS VISION


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

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