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Welcome New Members!

There has been a flurry of activity, with quite a few new members! Woohoo!  Welcome to all of you.  Here is just a quick note in how to use this community.  If you want to add an event, sign in, and click the Events tab in the main menu bar above.  There you can click "Add an Event".  Upload a photo and fill in the details.  If you have more than one event, add them with the most near one first. 

Fill in your page, ad photos, bio and what ever you want us to know about you!  If you have questions about using this community, simply post a comment on this post.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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Legislative Finance Committee Meeting

Hi all,

Recently our Board President attended the Legislative Finance Committee Meeting in Santa Fe. Since we have mentioned before that we want your voice to support our Advocacy efforts we wanted to share the letter he delivered to Committee members. It is below:

November 12, 2018

 

Patricia A Lundstrom

Legislative Finance Committee

State Capitol, Room 307

Santa Fe NM 87503

 

Dear Madam Chair:

 Creative New Mexico is a statewide organization devoted to building the awareness of arts and culture for our quality of life and economic well-being.  Our organization supports preserving the New Mexico Arts grant fund budget. NM Arts overall level of funding is 27% below the level it was 15 years ago.  While the level of funding is down, the number of organizations funded has increased.

 The organizations receiving these grants from around the state deliver important programs to their communities in arts education, performances and exhibits, and arts-based economic development activities.  The most recent UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research report indicated that broadly, employment in the arts and cultural industries in New Mexico was equal to nearly one in ten jobs, more employees than the construction and manufacturing industries combined.

 While the Department of Cultural Affairs has a budget for the New Mexico Arts grant fund, the budget has not seen significant increases for many years. It should be noted that a vast majority of the organizations with grants are non-profits working for the public benefit and over 60% of these have revenues of less than $300,000. So even a small reduction in funding will significantly affect them. A majority of the organizations with NM Arts grants provide some youth programming and a quarter of these provide dedicated programs for children and youth.

 In the past, we have advocated that the New Mexico Arts grant fund should be increased to restore the levels provided historically.  We strongly support this initiative, since arts and cultural industries generate close to $150 Million in revenues for state and local governments in New Mexico. Plus, importantly they are a primary attraction for statewide tourism. No increases in the New Mexico Arts grant funding could have more than just negative economic consequences.

 Please contact us at news@creativenewmexico.org to discuss further.

Sincerely,

  

Jim Patterson - President

 

Great gratitude to Jim for getting that done!  We also want to share the impressive hand out distributed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Arts at the same meeting.  Click here to see thand out on our blog post on our regular website. https://www.creativenewmexico.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LFC-Nov-Hearing-RevisedReduced.pdf

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Happy Veterans Day!

We'd like to offer our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all of our Veterans, past and present, as well as all of those who server so selflessly.  Since we are writing here, we can also update you on the changes and updates we are making on this community.  

If you have a calendar item or event to share, please do so in the Events tab in the main menu above.  To post or comment in a sub Forum such as Artists, Arts Councils or such, open the Forum menu and click the area you wich to participate in.  

When you Join (Sign UP) you will get your own profile page, where you can share photos and tell other members about yourself, your art and or your Art Business.

To be able to comment or post, you must be a Member.  Membership is free, but all member requests must be approved to ensure you are a New Mexican and in the Arts and Culture realm. Artists, Art businesss, Museums, Cultural Centers, Dancers, Musicians, Storytellers and more.  Check out the post in Arts Councils to get links to book performers and to share your thoughts on the questions in that post.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you here!

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CALL TO ARTSTS 

 

 

"Old Pass Christmas"

(Think Small - Nice Christmas Gifts)

  

All entries must be original works

(painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile)

 

Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 10 pieces of artwork on

November 7 & 8, 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Entry fee for this show is $5.00 per piece

($2.50 if you are an Artist Member)

 

 

The show will open to the public on November 13, 2018

 

Let's show Raton and our tourists our great talent in the area and encourage everyone to shop locally for their Christmas Gifts.

 


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For additional information or questions,

director@ratonarts.org or call (575) 445-2052

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National Parks Arts Foundation: Three Amazing month long artist residencies with stipends available. Deadline September 7, 2018. Two residencies at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico and one in Loggerhead Key in Florida. All media accepted! Each with $2,000 stipend. Artist couples especially welcome. 
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After lots of hard work and the support of many, we were unable to save this great fair.  Lets give them a farewell BANG! Attend the final event June 22-24 at the Manuel Lujan building on the Fairgrounds in Albuquerque.  Will miss you for sure.

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Farmington Downtown Stroll and Art Walk


Downtown Stroll and Art Walk

Apr 13 2018

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Historic Downtown Farmington

VOTED A JOLT WORTHY EVENT!
Come to “The Heart” of Farmington, Historic Downtown, for the first Art Walk of the season, the Spring Art Walk! Galleries, restaurants and retail businesses will host some of the best local artists we have in the area.

Event Information

Historic Downtown Farmington
100 E. Main Street Farmington, NM
Farmington Downtown Assoc.
Visit Website
Free
505-599-8442
 
Downtown Stroll and Art WalkArtifacts Gallery and The Chile Store
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Let's Chat: Looking for Funding

In the last few months I have read of the demise or potential demise of two popular annual New Mexico art shows. I am terrifically saddened by this. It is more than missing the art and the camaraderie of the artists. It is a loss of economic opportunity for artists in our State. Reasons for the cancellation or potential cancellation of the events range from the difficulty of managing them to a lack of government contribution to the expenses.

In the latter case, the potential for reduced government involvement in underwriting community events has been discussed for a few years. Organizations have long been encouraged to find additional funding sources. For whatever reasons, the sponsors of these events been reluctant to find additional underwriters. Maybe it is the belief that the governments should see the benefit in sales and lodgers' taxes the events bring to the communities. Maybe it is the belief that a commercial sponsor would somehow "taint" the event. I think the local government sponsorship train has left the station in most areas. It is time to re-evaluate commercial sponsorship, underwriting, or other sources of outside funding.

The need for funding likely exceeds the marketing funds available for sponsorships. It would be nice if it didn't, but I believe that is the case at least for now. As businesses see the benefits of sponsoring events -- increased business, tax deductions, good PR -- the number and of sponsorships and their dollar values are likely to increase.  Perhaps Creative New Mexico can work with the State and with marketing experts to:

a) act as place (via the CNM online community) for sharing information and ideas about event sponsorship and other issues related to economic development through the arts,

b) create a document or package to help local organizations make a case for commercial sponsorship or underwriting of events

c) assist local organizations to connect with potential sponsors.

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John J. McDermott, CPLP
Learning and Performance Consultant
jjm at jkintl.com 575/737-8556
Check out my security blog posts
Add an A for the Arts To STEM and get STEAM and a strong engine to move forward.

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Get Ready for the Wild Rumpus!

Join us at the Farmington Public Library for a celebration of the iconic author and illustrator Maurice Sendak! Presented by the Farmington Public Library Foundation.

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is a retrospective of original works by Maurice Sendak. The collection has been on tour since 2013, the 50th anniversary of the publication of Where the Wild Things Are.

This collection is exclusive to one location in each state, and the Farmington Public Library is the only place in New Mexico where you will be able to see rare and exclusive works by Maurice Sendak.

Exhibit Dates: March 10 – April 22
Exhibit Hours:    Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission:  

$1 for children under 18
$3 for adults
Registration for groups is required. Please call 599-1273 for details.

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New Mexico Arts would like you to support "Keep NM Arts & Crafts Fair Alive!"

The Fairs mission is to promote a premier juried New Mexico arts and crafts event that showcases the most talented artists and craftspeople and creates a significant economic impact throughout the state.

The Fair also encourages and supports youth artists ensuring that future generations will have a venue to display and sell their work directly to the public.

Donations will help pay for rental of the facilities to put on the Fair, advertising of the fair, administrative costs, the Youth Art Exhibit at the Fair (drawing around 1,000 entries K-12 from throughout New Mexico),youth mentoring programs, support for Keynote Exhibits at the Fair, and help keep the Fair financially viable past this years 57th Annual New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair.

Those benefiting from the Fair are New Mexico artists and craftspeople, national and international artists and craftspeople, New Mexico youth artisans, and other non-profits that we help out through the year.

We need funding immediately to help continue our mission for the Fair, as well as ongoing donations throughout the year.

The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair is the 2nd oldest continually run arts event in New Mexico, after Indian Market. http://www.nmartsandcraftsfair.org

As a 501(c)3 non-profit we've relied on grants and sponsorship's the keep the Fair alive. The economy since 2008 has had a major impact on our sponsorship support, and the past few years there have been drastic reductions in grants from New Mexico Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, and others. The current administration is now proposing to deny support to the National Endowment of the Arts, creating a funding shortfall throughout the arts.

https://youtu.be/mZDHYx23lZg

I am a volunteer member on the board of the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair.

 

View the Campaign!

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News from New Mexico Arts

News

Please welcome the Questa Creative Council to our group. The Questa Creative Council seeks to strengthen and sustain community enrichment and economic opportunities through arts, culture, history and education. Their programs include Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint Out, Questa Art Tour, Questa Chamber Music Series, NeoRio 2018, and the Alumbra de Questa Christmas Craft Market. For more information about what is happening in Questa contact Peggy Trigg @ pegtrigg@gmail.com or Roger Harrington @ questacreativecouncil@gmail.com.

 

Manzano Mountain Arts Council has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds to repair its roof. The roof was damaged when a fire swept through downtown in December of 2016. To find out more or donate: https://www.gofundme.com/4nh4s-roof-repair

  

Libraries as Launchpads

The New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, has partnered with Creative Startups, Fab Lab Hub, NMSU Arrowhead Center and regional libraries to offer Libraries as Launchpads. These labs are a bootcamp style program designed to generate future-facing jobs for New Mexicans by supporting startups in the creative industries across the state. Local library partners include libraries in Santa Fe (Southside), Raton, Las Cruces, and Zuni. Applications open February 19th. For more information: http://creativestartups.org/libraries-launchpads

  

National Endowment for the Arts Budget

As many of you know, New Mexico Arts grant funding is partially supported by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). While funding for current FY18 grantees and FY19 applicants is not impacted, the President has zeroed out the budget for the NEA for the following year. This has the potential to impact our FY20 applicants who begin the application process this fall. NEA Chairman Jane Chu says in her statement “We understand that the President’s budget request is a first step in a very long budget process. We stand ready to assist in that process as we continue to operate as usual.” To read the full statement please click here: https://www.arts.gov/news/2018/statement-national-endowment-arts-chairman-jane-chu We will keep you updated as we learn more.

 

New Creative Placemaking Resources

How to Do Creative Placemaking

An action oriented guide to arts in community development from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Creative Placemaking Toolkit for Counties,

From the National Association of Counties in partnership with Americans for the Arts and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Part of the Creative Counties Placemaking Initiative to support counties as they work to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. 

 

The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks

From the Trust for Public Land. “We define creative placemaking as a cooperative, community-based process using arts and cultural expression to create or rejuvenate parks and open spaces, thus deepening a sense of place and inspiring community pride.”

 

Arts, Culture, and Community Outcomes: What Four LISC Projects Accomplished

From the Local Initiatives Support Corporation analyzing what arts and culture add to community development efforts, particularly insights to how these programs had an impact on economic and social change. The series also includes papers on artists as leaders in community development (Not Just Murals) and the economic benefits of arts-and-culture led community development (More Than Storefronts).

 Share your news directly with other local arts councils using the email address nm-local-arts-councils@googlegroups.com.

 

Also, let us know if there are others who may be interested in receiving news and announcements of importance to local arts councils.

  

Jenice E. Gharib

Grants Program & Policy Director

Arts & Cultural Districts / Local Arts Councils

Art Trails / Economic & Entrepreneurial Development

New Mexico Arts / Department of Cultural Affairs

505.827.6492

 

Join New Mexico Arts at the Southwest Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit April 6 & 7 in Denver, Colorado

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Big News From New Mexico Arts!

News

gallupARTS has received a $10,000 Challenge America award from the NEA. The funds will be used to support an artist residency by a Native American artist from the region. A total of $350,000 was received by New Mexico organizations in the latest round of Art Works awards of which Challenge America is a part. Others awarded funding include Native Capacity Builders in Farmington and NMSU in Las Cruces. See below for the latest Challenge America deadlines.

 

Please let us know about your successes!

 

 

Artist Opportunities

The Albuquerque Arts Board seeks to purchase existing works of art that will become part of the permanent collection of the Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division. The committee seeks large and medium scale works of art made by artists residing in New Mexico in a range of media including painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, photography (for all digital photography original works must be printed on archival paper using archival inks), weaving, mixed media and assemblage. The committee is especially interested in larger scale, original two-dimensional works of art suitable for the Convention Center as well as for various hallways in City Hall. (Giclee reproductions of original works will not be accepted.) Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018  download full prospectus Apply Here Artists interested in applying for the existing works of art purchase must submit using CaFE (Call for Entry). www.callforentry.org

 

 

Funding Opportunities

NEA Challenge America

April 12, 2018

https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Education Grants

Deadlines are February 15 and August 15.

Limited to seven northern NM counties. Not limited to STEM.

Click here: Education Outreach Grants and Community Outreach Grants

 

 

Arts & the Military

New Mexico Arts held its third Arts & the Military summit on January 9, 2018 in Roswell.  The thirty-five participants represented education, active-duty as well as retired military, artists, musicians, actors, art and music therapists, librarians, a horse rescue operation owner and others who support the arts in military settings.  The event was hosted by the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI). The report on the summit is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/chr8yh5rn3zbu3n/NMArts%26Military%20Report%20F2%20copy.pdf?dl=0

 

 

Platinum Music Awards Nominations Open

The New Mexico Music Commission Foundation (NMMCF) will present the second annual Platinum Music Awards (PMA) ceremony and show on August 30, 2018, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. At this gala event, six of New Mexico’s music legends will receive the Platinum Music Award for lifetime achievement. All, including arts councils, are invited to nominate musicians, bands, music teachers, producers and any person or organization based in the state that have contributed significantly to our musical culture. The nomination form and instructions can be downloaded from www.newmexicomusic.org. Nominations are accepted between February 1 and March 15 and will be reviewed by a jury of music industry experts chosen by the New Mexico Music Commission. The honorees will be announced April 19. Proceeds of the 2018 Platinum Music Awards will benefit the Music Commission’s Music Education initiatives, most notably its Music in the Schools and ART2ART projects. Visit www.platinummusicawards.org for details about the awards ceremony and show.

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