December 07, 2009

Udall Announces More Than $250,000 in Arts Grants for N.M.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced today that New Mexico will receive a series of grants totaling $257,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts for various projects including concerts, music festivals, museums and cultural events around the state.

These matching grants help support projects that involve the creation and presentation of artistically excellent work - both new and established.

"The arts have flourished in New Mexico for hundreds of years and they continue to be a very important part of our culture and traditions. These grants will provide creative outlets and lend essential support for community arts projects that will add to the quality of life for many New Mexicans," Udall said.

Udall is a member of the Senate Cultural Caucus, which works to support the Arts and the Humanities in Congress.

Projects receiving grants:

$10,000

AMP Concerts to support the Globalquerque! Festival

Albuquerque

$10,000

Chamber Music Albuquerque to support the Chamber Music X series with related educational Activities

Albuquerque

$30,000

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Inc. to support Ancient Living Traditions: Pueblo Indian Dance Performances and Artist Demonstrations

Albuquerque

$12,500

Outpost Productions, Inc. to support the 4th Annual Creative Soundspace Festival

Albuquerque

$10,000

VSA arts of New Mexico, Inc. to support the Two Worlds multidisciplinary presenting series

Albuquerque

$10,000

Lensic Performing Arts Center Corporation to support the tenth annual Nuestra Musica festival of nuevomexicano music

Santa Fe

$25,000

Music at Angel Fire, Inc.to support Music at Angel Fire’s 27th Anniversary Festival

Angel Fire

$30,000

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Ltd. To support the 38th annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe

$70,000

Santa Fe Opera to support the first fully-staged production of “Life Is a Dream” by composer Lewis Spratlan and librettist James Maraniss

Santa Fe

$50,000

SITE Santa Fe to support the 8th International Biennial: The Dissolve, with accompanying catalogue and education programs

Santa Fe