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Be Counted

Axle's Be Counted is an initiative using art and design to increase census participation and voter turnout in New Mexico and adjacent communities.​

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YouthWorks    Axle Contemporary   Santa Fe Community Screenprinting
Artist-designed pro-voting t-shirts, 5 designs from Axle's Be Counted
Supported by Santa Fe YouthWorks!
Only $15. Buy and wear yours now!
Youthworks has funded the printing of over 300 shirts and will be distributing most of them for free through their various outreach programs in Santa Fe. For a limited time, some of the shirts are available for purchase. All proceeds help fund the project expenses.
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Axle Contemporary

Santa Fe YouthWorks has been leading the way in youth re-engagement since 2001. Approximately 1,200 young people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds from across Northern New Mexico come through the doors of YouthWorks each year. Santa Fe YouthWorks prides itself on never giving up on the youth who seek our help. Every day we work hard to pull out all the stops to help our young people succeed.

YouthWorks works in partnership with our neighboring Santa Fe Community Screenprinting, @SFCScreenprinting who printed the t-shirts for this project.  Learn how you can help us make a difference in a young person’s life. Connect with YouthWorks by email or call 505-989-1855

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Axle Contemporary
Since 2010, Axle Contemporary has been bringing contemporary art from New Mexico to the streets of Santa Fe and throughout the state in their converted bread-truck mobile artspace. Partnering with diverse organizations and businesses, Axle works to use art to engage and inspire our communities. Axle’s Be Counted is an initiative using art to reach out and inspire people to participate in the census and the upcoming elections. Forty artists have created works for this project. The works are being placed in public space around Santa Fe and are available for free download and sharing at . Five of the artworks have been selected and printed as t-shirts by the Santa Fe Community Screenprinting Studio for this project.

You can donate to support Axle's Be Counted initiative.

Money raised will increase our ability to print and place more signs and to boost the online visibility of the images and the initiative on social media.  Axle Projects, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. 

Contact us to see how you can extend the reach of this initiative in your community:

Portions of the yard sign printing are generously donated to this project by A Good Sign in Albuquerque and Allegra in Santa Fe.

The Friends of Axle's Be Counted Initiative support this project by sharing their resources with us:

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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

SITE Santa Fe

City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture

Santa Fe Reporter

Railyard Art Project

Santa Fe Art Institute

Simply Social Media


Thanks also to these to organizations that are helping to spread this project in their communities: Vital Spaces, School for Advanced Research, Paseo-Taos, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts & Culture, Upaya Zen Center, TOKo Santa Fe, Santa Fe Book Arts Group, Southwest Contemporary.



visit the Axle Contemporary website here.

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