Funding Guidelines and Application

Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, colleges, universities, and Indian tribal government entities in New Mexico are eligible to apply. Organizations wishing to apply that are not one of the above may enter into a fiscal sponsorship with a nonprofit organization. If using a fiscal agent, a formal agreement between the agent and the applicant is required. Please read the Fiscal Agent Agreement in the funding guidelines before submitting an application.

FY2021 FoundantGLM Online Application:

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants - excluding those for Folk Arts Apprenticeships (see bottom of page) - will use our FoundantGLM system to prepare and submit their FY2021 application. The application is now available.

FY2019 and FY2020 returning grantees will use the same log-on and password (If you have a question about your log on, please contact your New Mexico Arts program coordinator. Do NOT create a new account in the system.) New applicants and returning grantees from prior years will need to create an account in the new system.

FY2021 Panel Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Guide by Funding Category:

Please see the guide for your funding category for guidance on how review panelists consider applications for funding based on New Mexico Arts Panel Evaluation Criteria.

FY2021 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

FY2021 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program guidelines and application  PDF File


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