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New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The 15-member governor-appointed New Mexico Arts Commission serves as our advisory body. Our primary function is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico.
Arts and Cultural Districts
The Arts and Cultural Districts approved by the Legislature have the potential of spurring new development crucial to smaller New Mexico communities. The New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the authorizing authority for the Arts and Cultural Districts.
The Arts Trails are designed to put New Mexico artists on the map and bring the market to them. The trails are a key component of New Mexico Arts' arts-based economic development and cultural tourism efforts and are paid for through state funds approved by the New Mexico Legislature and the Governor.
Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
The Governor's Arts Awards were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to celebrate the enormous roles - both economic and cultural - that artists, craftspeople and arts supporters play in the life of New Mexico. During its 34-year existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, playwrights and potters have been honored.
Poetry Out Loud
The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies of the United States to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a program that celebrates the best of American arts and culture. Through American Masterpieces, the National Endowment for the Arts supports performances, visual arts exhibits, and sponsors tours and educational programs in communities throughout the country.
Don Redman Discusses Camera Obscura
Don Redman discusses his site-specific installation Camera Obscura in which he transformed the Centennial Project Space into a place where visitors could interact with projections from the heavens above.
Manny Wheeler, Navajo Nation Museum, discusses TIME: Coyote Canyon
TIME is an ongoing collaboration between New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places Program, Navajo Nation, Eileen Braziel Art Advisors | Santa Fe, and International Land-Sensitive Art Foundation.
Commission Project Blue Flower/Flor Azul by Federico Muelas at Pearl Hall - UNM
Blue Flower/Flor Azul was commissoned for the George Pearl Hall School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque by New Mexico Arts public art program.
New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails
Video and picture travel story in USA Today featuring New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails and New Mexico Arts, program coordinator, Carol Cooper.Video and picture travel story in USA Today featuring New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails and New Mexico Arts, program coordinator, Carol Cooper.
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