Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
New Mexico Recipients:
516 ARTS, Albuquerque, $35,000
To support a multicultural exhibition series with accompanying public programming. The series will include three guest-curated exhibitions featuring works by Native American and US/Mexico border artists that explore themes of place and cultural identity.
Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation (aka Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference), Las Cruces, $30,000
To support the Mariachi Music and Folkloric Dance Program. The program includes instruction in music and folkloric dance for students, as well as professional development seminars for instructors.
Center, Santa Fe, $14,000
To support a residency opportunity for photographers. As many as four artists and one curator, selected by a peer review panel, will provide studio and darkroom access, equipment, honorarium, lodging, and meals.
Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, $25,000
To support an exhibition, catalogue, and related public programming that explores New Mexico's identity as the birthplace of the atomic bomb. The exhibit will examine the complexities of the nation's nuclear legacy by showing artwork that explores the atom bomb's effect on social-political thinking and technological innovations.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe, $25,000
To support the Youth internship program. Program participants will learn traditional building skills while helping restore the Tipton Barn, a National Historic Landmark, and San Acacio de Las Golondrinas Church, a historic mission church.
Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, $12,000
To support Arte Encantado, a program that provides arts and cultural experiences for underserved youth from area middle schools with a Title I designation. Scheduled to take place at the Albuquerque Museum, of Art and History, ABQ BioPark, and Explora.
Ensemble Music New Mexico, Albuquerque, $10,000
To support Slow Down, Albuquerque! a performance series by the resident chamber ensemble Chatter. The event will be offered as an antidote to "cyber connection obsession" and include concerts of chamber works by composers Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, and chamber orchestra arrangements of Mahler symphonies with performances at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and Kosmos Performance Space.
Friends of Orphan Signs, Albuquerque, $15,000
To support a collaborative public art initiative that revitalizes abandoned or unused road signs. Engaging different sectors of the community, the project will include rotating commissions by artists who work directly with the public.
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation, Santa Fe, $30,000
To support the organization and digitization of the National Collection of Contemporary Native American Art and to create an online database that will be freely and publicly accessible through New Mexico Digital Collections, a statewide online digital collections repository.
National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM), Santa Fe, $30,000
To support Dancing to Excellence. The institute will provide weekly in-school classes at Albuquerque public elementary schools and offer after-school advanced dance training.
Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, $40,000
To support Contested Space, a presentation of artists and their works through lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and residencies. From physical landscapes to digital environments, artists will examine how the arts shape public understanding of real and imagined spaces by communicating and exploring issues related to social justice, cultural freedom, and environmental responsibility.
Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Inc., Santa Fe, $19,000
To support archival activity, documentation, and online access to the museums' collections. The museum devoted exclusively to the traditional arts of the Spanish colonies, has a collection of both fine art and cultural objects that trace 1000 years of Hispanic tradition.