Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Arts Funding Available

Arts CommissionThe City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for funding through both the 1% Lodgers’ Tax: Special & New Projects Program and the Community Arts Development Program. Nonprofit arts organizations presenting arts programming within Santa Fe county are eligible to apply.

Interested organizations are encouraged to send a representative to a pre-application workshop that will be offered on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM for the Community Arts Development Program, and 3:30 PM for the 1% Lodgers’ Tax: Special & New Projects Program. Both workshops will be held in the Nambe Room of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy at Sheridan.

Further information, applications, forms and details regarding the workshops are available on the Arts Commission’s website under the "Funding" section, by calling 505-955-6702, or via email to degarcia@santafenm.gov. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 3, 2011.

The 1% Lodgers’ Tax supports arts events that play a role in promoting tourism and demonstrate high artistic quality. Organizations may apply in one of two program areas. The Special & New Projects Program is available to organizations that are new to the 1% Lodgers’ Tax funding or for special, one-time events. The Community Arts Development Program funds community-based organizations and projects of high artistic quality that provide arts services to the local community, with an emphasis on projects that bring the community together to celebrate the diversity of artistic heritage. Education through the arts projects in schools and other settings are eligible to apply.

Please call 505-955-6707, email degarcia@santafenm.gov or check out the Arts Commission’s website for more information.

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