Udall: $275,000 in NEA Grants for NM Arts
WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that New Mexico will receive $275,000 in matching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The first major round of FY 2013 grants will help support nine music, theater and visual arts projects around the state.
"The arts are an important part of New Mexico's culture, tradition and tourism economy," said Udall. "These grants will provide valuable support for projects that both inspire and enrich our lives and make New Mexico a first-class destination for the arts."
In this round of grants, the NEA will award over $23 million, including over $2 million in arts education projects. In total, more than 830 organizations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive funding.
Udall is a member of the Senate Cultural Caucus, which works to support the arts and humanities in Congress. The NEA was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent federal agency.
Projects receiving grants are:
$10,000 - NewArt New Mexico, Inc. to support JOURNEYS/Global Dance Fest.
$22,500 - Outpost Productions, Inc. to support the 8th annual New Mexico Jazz Festival.
$35,000 - Working Classroom, Inc. to support Multicultural Street Conservatory.
$35,000 - University of New Mexico Main Campus to support print making residencies for Native Americans and Australian Aborigines at the Tamarind Institute in NM, and Northern Editions in Darwin, Australia.
$20,000 - Music at Angel Fire, Inc. to support Music from Angel Fire's 30th Anniversary Chamber Music Festival.
$30,000 - Parallel Studios Inc. to support currents 2013.
$42,500 - Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Ltd. to support the 41st annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
$60,000 - Santa Fe Opera to support a new production of Oscar.
$20,000 - Southwestern Association for Indian Arts to support the Santa Fe Indian Market.