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.

FY2020 FoundantGLM Online Application:

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants - excluding those for Folk Arts Apprenticeships (see bottom of page) - will use our new FoundantGLM system to prepare and submit their FY2020 application. The application will be available during the first week of September.

FY2018 and FY19 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.

FY2020 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.

FY2020 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

FY2020 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program guidelines and application  PDF File


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  • Final Application
  • Artistic Sample Tips