is available now.

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Don't forget the important

NMA Grants Program deadline of

December 8th.

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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.


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.


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.


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


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 505 412-5791

Opportunities From Our Friends...

The Railyard Art Project (RAP) is now accepting proposals for temporary public art installations and creative projects in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park + Plaza.

Thanks to a generous grant from Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department, RAP will be funding two projects in the first half of 2024, with each project receiving a $1,000 honorarium, as well as marketing support and liability insurance.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: November 24, 2023

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Submissions for CURRENTS 2024

Art & Technology Festival

Now Open

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Gravitational Lensing is a curated series dedicated to exploring the visions, voices, concerns & lineage of women, women-identifying, and non-binary filmmakers through public film screenings, workshops, conversations & presentations.

Inspired by & named after the scientific phenomenon in which the gravitational pull of celestial bodies clustered together causes a curvature of spacetime strong enough to magnify distant objects, Gravitational Lensing aims to highlight & amplify the work of women, women-identifying, & non-binary filmmakers by the sheer magnitude of their collective creative energy when gathered together in common dialogue.

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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!

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Upcoming Cultural Events:

iNgqikithi yokuPhica / Weaving Meanings: Telephone Wire Art from South Africa


Nov 1, 2024, through Nov 30, 2025. Click Here for details.

Family Art Making


Nov 5, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The first Sunday of each month we invite families to join us in a fun art-making session at the new Vladem Contemporary. Explore the galleries to find inspiration and enjoy the power of creating with your loved ones and friends. Light snacks will be available.

These events are FREE for all New Mexico residents.

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival! 

The 24th annual festival will take place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on November 10, 11 and 12, 2023!

Tickets are available ahead of time via the Lensic Box office - 505-988-1234 or at Trash Fashion and Costume Contest Tickets

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National Gallery of Art - September 22, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Curated by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), this exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of nearly 50 living Native artists practicing across the United States. Their powerful expressions reflect the diversity of Native American individual, regional, and cultural identities. At the same time, these works share a worldview informed by thousands of years of reverence, study, and concern for the land.

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This Month's Book Club Selection:

New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023

By Levi Romero (Editor), Michelle Otero (Editor)

These voices rise as a canto, singing the joys, sorrows, and praises of individual experiences to form a poetry collective that encompasses the poetic-cultural landscape that is New Mexico.”—Levi Romero (New Mexico Inaugural Poet Laureate) and Michelle Otero (Emerita Albuquerque Poet Laureate) New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023 is an ode and homage to nuestra querencia, our beloved homeland.

Two hundred original, previously unpublished poems resonate themes including community, culture, history, identity, landscape, and water. From a diverse group of poets, the poems are introspective and personal; reflective and astute; steady and celebratory. Including poignant, unique, even humorous perspectives on life in New Mexico influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, this collective of voices serves as a welcome remedio to all aspects of post-pandemic life, for ears aching for words of beauty, strength, and solace as we emerge from the cocoon of survivability.

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

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