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 Use of Fiscal Agent Agreement in the funding guidelines before submitting an application.


FY2024 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.


FY2024 FoundantGLM Online Application:

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants — excluding Folk Arts Apprenticeships — will use our FoundantGLM system to prepare and submit their FY2024 application.

Returning grantees and applicants 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 will need to create an account in the system.

Got Your UEI?

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants — excluding Folk Arts Apprenticeships (see bottom of page) — are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier for the FY2024 application. The federal government transitioned from the use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) to a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the system as the primary identifier. All organizations who apply to New Mexico Arts will be required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts. Please see | Duns - Sam UEI:


Final Application Deadline

All New Mexico Arts FY2024 application submissions have closed on December 9, 2022.

Advance Review

An Advance Review is offered prior to the final deadline to help applicants improve their applications and to check for mistakes that might cause ineligibility.

If an applicant was declared ineligible or did not receive funding in the past year or has not applied to New Mexico Arts in the past two years, an Advance Review is required.

In addition, New Mexico Arts Program Coordinators may require some organizations to submit an Advance Review based on past applications.

Failure to comply will disqualify those organizations from submitting a Final Application in December.

New Mexico Arts strongly encourages all applicants to take advantage of this service. To complete an Advance Review, applicants must complete and submit an online application.
All Advance Review applications have closed on October 21, 2022.

Please note: an Advance Review by New Mexico Arts does not guarantee funding.

Additional Information

FY2024 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

The purpose of the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program is to sustain folk and traditional arts practiced in New Mexico by contracting with master artists to teach their art forms to dedicated apprentices. Folk and traditional arts are the culturally specific, traditional, functional, and expressive arts practiced and passed down within a community.
FY24 Folk Arts Apprentice Program Funding Guidelines

New Mexico Arts and the Military

New Mexico Arts is prepared to support arts organizations and collaborating veteran focused organizations creating and expanding opportunities for veterans and active-duty service members to engage with the arts. The $2,000 Mini Grants program is planned to assist organizations creating and expanding arts programming for military connected participants via a streamlined granting process.

New Mexico Arts and the Military Program Guidelines and Application