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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sen. Tom Udall Announces Arts Grants for New Mexico

U.S. Senator Tom Udall recently announced that several arts organizations in New Mexico will receive a total of $40,000 in matching grants to support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent works to the public. Previously, he had announced $232,500 in similar matching grants for New Mexico organizations.

These grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the Challenge America Fast-Track grant program.

“The arts and humanities are not only engrained in our state’s culture, they are also a central driver of our economy and primary source of income for many families,” said Udall, a member of the Senate Cultural Caucus. “These matching grants will enrich New Mexicans’ lives by extending access to traditionally underserved populations.”

The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track grants are awarded to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. This round of awards includes 170 grants to organizations in 42 states. These grants generate, on average, $7 from non-federal sources for each dollar awarded.

A complete list of projects is included below:

  • $10,000 to Sawmill Community Land Trust in Albuquerque to support the Carneul Road Parade and Fiesta, featuring a performance by the theater company Wise Fool New Mexico
  • $10,000 to Mimbres Region Arts Council, Inc., in Silver City to support the Youth Mural Program, through which youth are paired with professional artists to create murals expressing the culture and history of the Grant County region
  • $10,000 to New Mexico Literary Arts in Santa Fe to support the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
  • $10,000 to Taos Center for the Arts to support the Youth Mosaic and Mural Project under the direction of artists George Chacon and Katie Woodall

Two weeks ago, Udall announced $232,500 in matching grants to support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent works to the public for New Mexico organizations:

  • $30,000 to 516 ARTS in Albuquerque to support the exhibition, Latina/o Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image
  • $15,000 to AMP Concerts in Albuquerque to support the Globalquerque! Festival
  • $10,000 to NewArt New Mexico, Inc. in Albuquerque to support Global DanceFest 2011
  • $10,000 to Opera Southwest in Albuquerque to support the production of Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Giachino Rossini
  • $12,500 to Outpost Productions, Inc. in Albuquerque to support the 5th Annual Creative Soundspace Festival
  • $10,000 to Central Consolidated School District #22 in Kirtland to support the Naturally Native series at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center
  • $10,000 to Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation in Santa Fe to support the 11th annual Nuestra Musica festival
  • $20,000 to Museum of New Mexico Foundation in Santa Fe to support the touring exhibition, From Function to Fine Art: Native American Baskets
  • $25,000 to Music at Angel Fire, Inc. to support music from Angel Fire's 28th anniversary Chamber Music Festival
  • $40,000 to Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to support the 39th annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
  • $50,000 to Santa Fe Opera to support a new production of Antonio Vivaldi's opera Griselda

November 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM in Arts, Music, Sen. Tom Udall | Permalink

Comments

All for Northern NM. Sen. Bingaman where are you?

Posted by: qofdisks | Nov 18, 2010 1:10:25 PM