Artistic Sample Tips

Artistic samples are your opportunity to demonstrate the artistic quality of the proposed program. Here are some tips on preparing artistic samples. More information is available in the funding guidelines or by contacting the program coordinator for your category.  All New Mexico Arts grant applications, support material, and contract reporting documents must be submitted through FoundantGLM, our online grants management system.  


New Mexico Arts allows the following maximum number of artistic samples. File size restrictions may also apply.
Printed Materials: Three (3) total items
Digital Images: Ten (10) digital images
Audio: Up to three (3) audio samples
Video: Up to three (3) video samples

Be sure to:

  • Present current work.
  • Be selective.
  • Include similar or actual programs for which New Mexico Arts support is being sought.
  • Reflect programs from within the last two years.

Other suggestions:

  • Provide a short, but informative description of the sample. Date, artist, location, event.
  • Identify the work of students as well as teaching artists, if applicable.
  • Consider getting technical assistance to produce high-quality artisitic samples.

Printed Material

  • Printed material should reflect work and/or programs from within the last two years.

  • Limited to three (3) total items.

  • Printed material may include up to three (3) of the following items: several pages from a season program/brochure, newsletter, magazine, anthology, review, article, letter of support, etc.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpeg, xlsx, doc, docx.

Digital Images

  • Select up to ten (10) of the best images for upload to the online application.

  • Digital samples may include photos of contracted artist work samples, audiences, performances, and workshops.

  • Accepted file type for digital images is jpeg.


  • Audio should reflect work and/or programs within the last two (2) years.

  • Limited to links to three (3) audio tracks of 3 to 5 minutes of programming each.

  • Audio samples may include the work of program musicians, spoken word poetry, and radio.

  • Note that audio links must remain live through the end of the application process in June.

Video Samples

  • You may include links for up to three (3) short video clips of 3 to 5 minutes each.

  • Present the strongest programming at the beginning of the sample.
  • Show brief montages of recent performances with shots of the audience. This enables panelists to:        

    • Determine the breadth of programming for which funds are being requested.

    • Gauge audience size and demographics/diversity, including venue accessibility.

    • See as well as hear performers, including music and theater.

    • Video samples should be audible and visible. When filming performances, make sure the lighting and sound are good.    

  • Video may be hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or your website. Note that video links must remain live through the end of the application process in June.