SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s arts agency is investing more than a million dollars into apprenticeships, arts, and organizations. Twenty-five counties in New Mexico will be impacted by the funds.

The New Mexico Arts organization has decided to invest $1,093,518 into 178 organizations and eight folk art apprenticeships. Jobs in the creative sector, independent contract artists, arts administrators, and arts educators will be impacted by the funds. A goal of the arts agency is to make sure New Mexicans can have art in their communities.

New Mexico Arts Grants Administrator Anna Blyth explained that the funds will be given to large and small organizations. A list of the New Mexico counties that will receive funding is shown below.

CountyFund Amount
BERNALILLO$362,240
CHAVES$13,279
CIBOLA$12,445
COLFAX$12,748
CURRY$7,133
DOÑA ANA$28,266
GRANT$37,114
LEA$4,000
LINCOLN$16,561
LOS ALAMOS$4,667
LUNA$6,450
MCKINLEY$10,066
OTERO$9,751
QUAY$6,905
RIO ARRIBA$21,702
ROOSEVELT$6,677
SAN JUAN$25,002
SAN MIGUEL$16,055
SANDOVAL$31,149
SANTA FE$321,790
SIERRA$5,995
SOCORRO$19,558
TAOS$101,662
TORRANCE$13,279
VALENCIA$4,268
Total: $1,093,518

A project from Curry County will help keep the performing arts at Clovis Community College (CCC) through the Cultural Arts Series. The series, which focuses on multicultural programming, is planned to take place at Marshall Auditorium and Norman & Vi Petty Performing Arts Center. This specific project has been ongoing for more than 20 years, CCC Arts Series Director Christy Mendoza said.

Overall, the entirety of the funds is expected to be used from July 2022 to June 30. A full breakdown of the awarded funds can be found on the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ website.