COVID-19 Response and Resources

New Mexico Arts has taken the following steps to continue serving artists, arts organizations and communities across New Mexico


The New Mexico Arts Office is closed to the public but staff remains available by email. See our staff contact page for information.

We are actively exploring the transition to virtual platforms for trainings and gatherings planned for 2020.


We continue to be in communication directly with grantees about how COVID-19 restrictions impact their grants and funded programming.

Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) has transitioned to online meetings for Purchase Selection and Commission Prospectus Development meetings. If you are an artist or agency that is working on a current project with New Mexico Arts, please contact a Public Art Project Coordinator for more information. Please see the press releases in the News & Announcements section of our website for specific meeting details.

Resources & Calculating the Impact

We have collected together some of the most relevant resources for our New Mexico groups.
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information on resources.

National Endowment for the Arts

Americans for the Arts

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

New Mexico MainStreet

Small Business Administration PPP

Forecast Public Art

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Arts Education Partnership

We would like to know more about how you have adapted planned programming, created new programs, and continue to reach your audiences in this time of virtual engagement. This information is useful for us as we work to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the arts in New Mexico. We also plan to share this wealth of alternative programming with the public by highlighting your efforts on our website and social media!

We also encourage you to participate in the following surveys to calculate the economic and programmatic impact on our field. This information will help to ensure that the arts are continued to be included in recovery plans.

Americans for the Arts Impact Survey

National Association of Latino Arts & Culture

New Mexico Humanities Council Impact Survey

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we continue our ongoing social media campaigns, highlight the creative responses in online arts programming, and share local, regional and national arts related news, resources and artist opportunities.

You can also follow along with the Facebook pages for two of our programs:

The New Mexico Music Commission has a website and Facebook page with music related information and ongoing projects.