New Mexico Arts investing $1 million in local art programs

New Mexico News

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Arts, a branch of the Department of Cultural Affairs, is investing over $1 million in New Mexico art organizations. The investments will go to 182 different arts programs across the state.


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The department is aiming to support art and education services within rural and tribal communities. According to New Mexico Arts, the local artistic community contributes about $5.9 billion annually to the state’s economy and was heavily impacted by COVID-19 last year.

These funds will be used to help the selected organizations stay in business and employ more local artists. Visit the nmarts.org website to view a full list of the organizations chosen.

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