January 13—Twenty-four New Mexico-based organizations receive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
During the first round of grants, the NEA awarded 1,248 grants across the country totaling more than $28 million. These are funds in the Grants for Artistic Projects category.
Grants for New Mexico organizations ranged from $10,000 to $75,000.
The Santa Fe Opera and the National Flamenco Institute are both receiving $75,000.
New Mexico organizations combined for a total of $530,000.
One of the recipients is Western New Mexico University in Silver City, where the $15,000 will be used for its ¡Fiesta Latina! an event.
The summer event is a celebration of the region’s Latin American heritage, customs and traditions. It often includes traditional children’s activities, a tequila tasting, a charro show, and a juried craft mercado featuring traditional folk art by 30 artisans from Mexico and the United States.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from Western New Mexico University that help sustain the community’s creative economy,” said Ann Eilers, NEA Acting President. “WNMU Cultural Affairs in Silver City, New Mexico is among the nation’s arts organizations that use the arts as a source of strength, a pathway to well-being, and provide access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”
The Santa Fe Film Institute is also the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the NEA. The grant will help support the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
This is the third consecutive year that NEA has recognized SFFI’s creative and cultural impact with a scholarship.
“It is significant for local filmmakers and film artists around the world that the Santa Fe Film Institute receives this support,” said Liesette Paisner Bailey, Executive Director of SFiFF. “The fantastic projects and world-class screenings that make up SFiFF’s public programming reflect the organization’s commitment to the arts and artists.”
Here is a list of all recipients:
516 ARTS — $20,000
CHA Concerts — $10,000
Ethos Literacy – $10,000
Friends of Orphan Signs – $10,000
National Institute of Flamenco — $75,000
University of New Mexico Main Campus – $30,000
Working Class, Inc. – $10,000
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Music at Angel Fire, Inc. – $10,000
New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts Inc. – $10,000
City of Las Vegas, New Mexico — $10,000
Avokado Artists, Inc. – $10,000
Roswell Artists in Residence Foundation – $15,000
Axle Projects, Inc. – $10,000
Native Ways — $30,000
Parallel Studios Inc. (aka Currents New Media) – $20,000
Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts – $20,000
Santa Fe Art Institute – $15,000
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Ltd. — $35,000
Santa Fe Desert Choir – $20,000
Santa Fe Film Institute – $20,000
Santa Fe Opera House – $75,000
University of Western New Mexico – $15,000
Paseo Project — $25,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project – $25,000