Culture, History, Art, Reconciliation and Truth (CHART) --Santa Fe

C.H.A.R.T. begins in Santa Fe. Santa Fe County residents are invited to rerspond to this survey: C.H.A.R.T. begins in Santa Fe. Santa Fe County residents are invited to rerspond to this survey:

Mural- Albuquerque
Entry Deadline: 12/1/21
Budget: $50,000

The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists or artists’ teams for a site-specific mural project that will be located at a new park at the corner of Bridge Blvd and Tower Road near Coors Blvd. The address of the site is 3036 Bridge Blvd, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121. 

The proposed mural location is a wall with the dimensions of 143 feet by four feet, or approximately 572 square feet. The call is open to New Mexico-based artists. The established budget for the project is $50,000. The winning artist or team will create a concept and design for the mural, engage in community outreach, and implement installation. The mural will be culturally relevant and represent the culture, heritage and landscapes of the region. More info:

​New Mexico School for the Arts

Visual Arts Instructor – New Media/Electronic Arts Full Time Instructor

EXEMPTION STATUS:  Salary, 10.5 month position, $40,000 plus benefits


New Mexico School for the Arts’ Visual Arts Department (VAD) is seeking a full-time Visual Arts Instructor in New Media and Electronic Arts for the 2022 Spring semester at the high school level (with a possibility for renewal).  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is New Mexico’s only public, statewide charter high school that serves young artists with a rigorous, award-winning pre-professional arts and academics program.  The course load is 3 courses per semester Monday – Friday, includes hosting Open Studio one night a week, and maintaining the digital lab/studio/budget.

Deadline:  December 3, 2021

Southwest Contemporary Vol. 5: Collectivity + Collaboration.

Guest juror: Darren Jones, art critic, editor, and educator.

Deadline: December 10, 2021, 11:59 pm MT.

Published: March 2022.

Submission Fee: $15.

In SWC’s Spring-Summer 2022 issue, we look at collectivity and collaboration in art throughout the Southwest, encompassing artists collaborating with other artists, interdisciplinary teams, and artists working closely with communities, landscapes, materials, or media.

Collectives, collaborations, couples—artistic practice can be, more often than not, a team effort. Artists who work and live closely together often find their practices overlapping. The worlds of dance, theater, music, and film offer a paradigm of collaborative production, with many actors and behind-the-scenes artists playing different roles. Established artist studios employ assistants to achieve major works of art, while young artists might band together as artist collectives to achieve equally major works of art while renouncing hierarchies.

Collective practice contains a tinge of utopianism, and while it brings great benefits, it presents its own difficulties. Blending individual practices brings extraordinary depth to projects, but can introduce competing interests and egos. And the ethos of individualism, long a stalwart pillar of U.S. identity, can be difficult to topple—even as we see a society propping up an illusion of individualism to the detriment of the greater good. Collectivity, on the other hand, offers a model for new and progressive modes of creative production that amplifies individual strengths and aptitudes and works toward common goals.


SWC invites artists (18+), collectives, and organizations living and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Texas, and Utah to submit work in any media related to the theme “Collectivity + Collaboration.”

Who should apply

Artist collectives, artist couples, performing arts companies, artists involved with interdisciplinary teams, artists with collaborative projects, artists who collaborate with other artists, artists who collaborate with communities, environment, or material.

Artists are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of collaborative and collective modes of work.

Twelve artists will be selected. Three selected artists will receive a profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images. Nine artists will receive a two-page spread including two to three images and up to 300 words of text. All selected artists will receive a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels and a complimentary print copy.

Juror: Darren Jones

This call will be juried by Darren Jones, an art critic, editor, and educator.

Jones is a Scottish-American art critic based in Fire Island Pines, New York and Key West, Florida. He is the U.S. editor-at-large for New Art Examiner and a frequent contributor to Artforum. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Darren teaches Curatorial Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

Fulcrum Fund

The Fulcrum Fund is an annual grant program created and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For the 2021-2022 grant cycle, the Fulcrum Fund will award grants ranging in amounts of $2,000 to $10,000 totaling $60,000 to support the development and presentation of independent, artist-led project and programs.


Grants are for individual artists for the creation and support of self-organized artistic activity that can be experienced by the general public. Artists and collectives whose work centers around visual arts that live and work in New Mexico are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Dec. 17

Santa Fe Community Gallery: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Brick x Brick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture

As a function of the Community Gallery partnering with TERRA 2022 (The 13thWorld Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage) being held in the Convention Center from June 7-10 2022, we will be presenting an exhibit that supplements the topics and content of the conference with “Brick X Brick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture“.  The intent of this exhibit is to inspire artists to take a second look at the legacy of earthen architecture and land art in New Mexico.

Artists are asked to consider the form, function, aesthetic, innovation, history and future of earthen architecture -What are the roles of light, shade and shadow in our perception of architecture and its representation in the visual arts? How (and why) has earthen architecture fallen in and out of public favor over time? 

What market forces shape these perceptions and how do they reflect issues of race, class and ethnicity? What is role of the adobe “aesthetic” in Santa Fe and New Mexico… both real and fauxdobe? Will sustainability and climate change create a surge in demand for earthen architecture alternatives in construction?

 What are your direct experiences with earthen architecture? Living in, owning, maintaining, preserving, constructing, studying or admiring? “Brick X Brick” asks interested artists in all media to share their impressions and images of earthen architecture in our lives.


TERRA 2022 is organized by Getty Conservation InstituteNational Park Service, Vanishing Treasures Program and University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, under the aegis of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, International Scientific Committee on the Conservation of the Earthen Architectural Heritage.


The Community Gallery promotes and exhibits the work of New Mexico artists and artisans, with emphasis on Santa Fe, through exhibitions, professional training and community involvement in the arts. For more information about the Community Gallery, visit or call 505-955-6707

Artists working in all media (2D & 3D) are encouraged to submit an online portfolio here:

The deadline is 5 pm MST, Friday, December 24, 2021. For more information, please call 505-955-6707 or email

Cornerstones Community Partnerships

Scholarship Program: Terra 2022

Cornerstones is proud to be managing a scholarship program for Terra 2022, the world's largest conference on Earthen Architecture. Learn more at: Sponsored by Chamiza Foundation and the Getty Foundation, the scholarship will support presenters and attendees to the conference from tribes and pueblos of the Southwest and Northern Mexico. Apply here:

Deadline Jan 16, 2022


Artist Relief

Today, a consortium of funders (see list below*) announced the creation of the Artist Relief, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. Artists or creative workers who have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis should visit the Artist Relief webpage and funding application, which includes a COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers designed by Americans for the Arts.

*The $10 million fund created by Artist Relief is comprised of a $5 million matching gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as contributions from 7|G Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Amazon Literary Partnership, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arison Arts Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort, Jerome Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Kraus Family Foundation, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Metabolic Studio, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Richard Salomon Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation, Teiger Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The Willem de Kooning Foundation.

Siler Yard Arts + Creativity Center

Application available now

The Siler Yard: Arts + Creativity Center is a unique project that will combine affordable live/work rental space, access to tools, equipment and specialized work space, all amplified through on-site economic development training and development resources. The project represents eight years of planning and community outreach that interacted with 1000’s of Santa Feans. The project was designed through a facilitated participant design process that involved over 35 local creatives, artists, craftspeople, and emerging entrepreneurs.

The core of the project will be 65 units of income-tested affordable live/work rental housing in one, two, and three bedroom configurations. The housing will be colocated a shared resources building that will be home to MAKE Santa Fethat aims to include a cutting edge makerspace, exhibition and venue spaces, as well as areas for community activities, entrepreneurial training, and commercial micro-retail opportunities for both residents and the community at large. The housing component of the project will be net-zero energy, meaning it will generate enough solar electricity to offset its entire consumption as well as featuring cutting edge water and energy efficiency.

Poeh Cultual Center

$100 for Exhibited Artists

Native Artists can apply for the Poeh to purchase their art and be featured in our Upcoming Virtual Exhibition.

$100 for Artwork

Apply and describe your proposed artwork for sale.

Artwork should be based around “Stay Well” or “Culture Continues”

Purchased artwork will be featured in UPCOMING VIRTUAL EXHIBITION.




Poeh Cultual Center


Poeh Cultual Center to award over $6,500 in emergency relief grants, providing $250 to local Native Artists who have lost income as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Closed when funds are depleted

  • Native Artists residing in New Mexico

  • Age 21 years and older

  • Coronavirus Impact Statement required

Funded in part by the First Nations Development Institute, McCune Foundation and the Poeh Cultural Center.




City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department

Culture Connects Coalition Artist Relief Fund


The City of Santa Fe recognizes the important role that artists and creatives have played in our culture and our economy. That’s why it is with great pleasure that the City Arts and Culture Department announces its partnership with Lannan Foundation in the creation of the Culture Connects Coalition Artist Relief Fund. \


The Culture Connects Coalition fund’s first initiative is a response to the current COVID-19 public health pandemic and the subsequent suspension of events in our community.  The impact of these suspensions will have a ripple effect throughout our artistic community, adversely impacting artists, their families and the greater community. Following the City of Boston’s lead, awards from $500-$1,000 will be made to artists-in-need through a less-formalized grant process through the Culture Connects lens of equity, inclusion and access. Depending on funding levels and the number of requests, priority will be given to artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged.  Our goal is to support as many Santa Fe artists as possible. 


As a result of the overwhelming response from Santa Fe artists, the Arts and Culture Department has closed Round One of the Artist Relief Fund Grant program. In just TWO days over 150 artists have responded and, to that end, we will start working on reviewing the applications in the following week with a goal of distributing funds within an anticipated 30 days. Depending upon the results of Phase One and the amount of total funding available for distribution, we anticipate re-opening the Fund for a second phase in May. Selected artists from Phase One will not be eligible to apply for Phase Two, however artists who were not selected are encouraged to re-apply when the application goes live again.

More info and application here:



Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund

  • Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund provides financial support to professional artists living and working in Santa Fe County that have medical needs but cannot afford treatment or prescriptions.  The Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund was founded in 1996 by artist Armond Lara and a group of artists and other individuals concerned about the problems faced by professional artists who have no options for group insurance coverage. Since its inception, the Santa Fe Artists Medical Fund has assisted many artists during times of medical needs through grants administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation to provide for those artists who cannot afford necessary treatment. If you know of any artists who can benefit from our services, please refer them to our website to apply for funds.  The link on our website makes applying for funds easy and straightforward.

  • Also, we are beginning an annual fund drive. If you are able, we encourage you to donate.  There is a link on our website to ease the process of donation.

  • Funds are raised through an exhibition and sale of works donated by Santa Fe Artists. If you know new artists in Santa Fe,  or, know artists who have not been included in  previous shows, or, know artists who are not receiving our emails, please look for the pop-up sign on our website so that they can be added to our artist database. We would like to have the ability to communicate with every artist in Santa Fe.




The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). We will disburse funds in the amount of US $200 per person, on a first-come-first-served basis..


Foundation for Contemporary Arts

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.


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Mission Street Arts Residency- Jemez Springs

Mission Street Arts, located in the awe-inspiring Jemez Valley, exists to further the artistic vision of resident artists and the community by providing facilities in a scenic and supportive environment for artists and involvement in our community through workshops, studio visits, and exhibits. We welcome artists working in diverse fields including stone-carving, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, printmaking, textile arts, and writing.

The Jam Stand: sound/music residency

The Jam Stand is a sound/music residency based along the Rio Grande valley south of Albuquerque.  Every year, participants are chosen to come out for up to two weeks and work independently towards personal growth and development in the Jam Stand studio.  This is time for artists to explore, strengthen and expand skill sets and to take some time to get back to the roots of their audiological expression.  We hope that this time helps sound artists and musicians to move toward their goals or re-orient.  We believe that giving artists time an space to work is one of the most valuable gifts and hope to continue sharing these resources.   Each resident is filmed during their stay and a video produced looking behind the scenes at their process and some of the sounds they made while at the Jam Stand. For how to apply visit




Vital Spaces: Art Studios

Vital Spaces is excited to announce their first Open Call for artist applications to their studio spaces on Otero Street in downtown Santa Fe. Vital Spaces is a Santa Fe based initiative whose mission is to transform unused real estate into spaces for artists to create, present, and connect.


Artists are invited to apply for affordable studio space as well as opportunities to display any variety of art including performance, installation, dance and poetry. What we can offer artists depends upon which buildings we are currently occupying. Vital Spaces takes advantage of any vacancy in our city and thus has rotating locations ranging from prominent downtown locations to less trafficked studio spaces in other parts of town. We offer artists the opportunity to present work to their peers, the public and engage with the diverse arts community. This program will provide opportunities for artists by opening up new possibilities, new audiences and directions in the production of their work. Artists will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers, the public and engage with the diverse arts community. Learn more: 




516 ARTS--Submissions for Artists and Curators

516 ARTS reviews submissions for artists and proposals from curators on an ongoing basis. Artwork may be of any medium or discipline, including 2D, 3D, video, performance or other undefined types of art or inter-disciplinary work. 516 ARTS presents mostly group exhibitions often in collaboration with museums, other arts organizations and guest curators, with a focus on bringing high caliber, content-driven arts programs to Downtown Albuquerque. Artwork in exhibitions at 516 ARTS is not required to be for sale and can be on loan from collections. As a nonprofit, education-oriented museum, 516 ARTS does not represent artists or focus on sales as a commercial gallery would, although sales MAY take place from our exhibitions. 516 ARTS does not purchase artwork nor house a permanent collection. Submissions will be kept on file for up to two years for further consideration. Acceptance of submission materials does not guarantee inclusion in any particular exhibition. Work submitted and held on file may be chosen for an exhibition planned for the same year, the following year or later. We ask that artists please keep us informed about their work and activities after an initial submission.




The Magazine

NM Arts and Culture Writers

The Magazine seeks pitches from New Mexico arts and culture writers. To submit your work for consideration, fill out the form on our submissions page with your area of expertise, a short pitch, two writing samples, and a bio.



White Leaves

artist residency program: El Rito, NM

he White Leaves Artist Residency Program annually awards 2-3 artists the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in the isolated, rural environment of the high desert landscape near El Rito, New Mexico. Open to artists working in all mediums who wish to develop or complete a project of their choosing, residency length ranges from 10-21 days during either a Fall (Sept-Oct) or Spring(May-June) session. Accommodations include a small private cabin with solar power and potable water, kitchen and shower access with additional outbuilding workspaces available based upon the needs of the artist. There may be opportunities to host workshops, screenings or artist talks while in-residence (however artists are under no obligation to do so). Residents also receive an edition of archival pigment prints of work that was created during their stay.  More info here: 



Carrizozo Artist-in-Residence

Carrizozo Artist-in-Residence is a collaboration between Warren & Joan Malkerson and MoMAZoZo established in 2015.

Currently our application cycle is closed until the summer of 2019. Email with subject heading “Interest in Carrizozo AIR” to receive alerts on application deadlines. The mission of the Carrizozo AIR is to provide artists space and time to focus on chosen projects in the arts. With a broad definition of ‘artist,’ the Carrizozo AIR is open to a wide range of artistic mediums and creative ventures.  The residency promises solitude as well as interaction with the Carrizozo public and organizations. The distinctive topography, varied life zones, and multicultural archaeology of South Central New Mexico provides a unique interaction with the land. Carrizozo is a small railroad town of 900 people in the High Desert Plains of New Mexico. Located in the Tularosa Basin, it is surround by mountains on three sides with a volcanic field to the west. It is a two-three hour drive to the urban centers of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces.



Herekeke Artist Residency

HEREKEKE is located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, 20 miles north of Taos, New Mexico. The Artist Residency Program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, architects, designers and filmmakers, at all stages of their career. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the May - October Artist Residency Season. Earlier applicants are more likely to receive their preferred dates. This program supports those dedicated to their creative practice by providing solitude, nature, time and space.  Artists work in a self-directed manner while living among the trees, big sky, open pastures and expansive mountain views from a private ranch in Northern New Mexico. One to two Artists at a time, or teams, are provided a private bedroom and either the Private Studio or the Printmaking Studio.Artist Residencies are between 2 weeks to 5 weeks in duration, based on desired length of stay and availability. The Artist Residency Fee is $315 per week for a private bedroom with either the Private Studio or the Printmaking Studio (including ink).

(The full cost to run the Artist Residency Program is provided through donations and grants.) Scholarships are available.





Parse Seco- Taos

Creative students, professionals and artistic beings of all types are eligible for 30 to 90-day residencies.  Applications are juried upon submission by the  PARSE SECO Curatorial Board post a in person or online interview.  Submissions are accepted for residencies which will work to curate a one-month gallery show at PARSE SECO, presented in the Taos storefront. This program is intended for individual underrepresented artists, students or artists who have not previously curated a show to critically engage issues of underrepresentation of specific race / demographics in art,  controversial subject matter and accessibility of art to all groups. The aim of this residency at PARSE SECO being to advance the artistic ambitions and opportunities / exposure to the residents, but also to act as a mentor for those who may not view artistic expression or artistic professions as obtainable due to their race, sexual orientation  subject matter, or income class.




Meow Wolf- Jobs (various)






Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. Application here:




Women’s International Study Center: Fellowships-in-Residence

Artists, writers, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs, as individuals and in groups, are encouraged to apply for residencies available throughout the year. WISC seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas – broadly defined as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy – inspired by the three generations of women who built and lived in Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe. Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in these focus areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women.

Applications reviewed in November and March 

DEADLINES: March 1 and November 1





Freehold Taos- Artist/Writer Residency

Freehold Taos is an international cultural organization that seeks to provide a serene workspace (a two-room adobe casita with a bedroom, office, full bath and a kitchenette) and quiet, uninterrupted time for writers to practice their craft. Selective year-round residencies are open to writers, artists and academics. Cost if accepted $500/week. We accept residency applications all year. Please email the following materials to

-       Your name, address, phone and email.

-       A short bio (one-paragraph) and website address.

-       Desired residency dates (one week minimum)

-       Residency plans. A one-page description of your residency project.

-       $35 application fee submitted through PayPal.

For more information please visit our website:      Ongoing



Railyard Art Project

Community Artists, Designers and Innovators:

The Railyard Art Committee (RAC) invites both individuals and creative teams to propose visual and performing art projects that are vital, lively and experimental for temporary installation within the Railyard Park + Plaza.

RAC will select thoughtful, playful art in the context of social, cultural expression and environmental sustainability.  Such issues may include – but are not limited – cultural heritage, site history, ecological restoration, and the building of a sustainable future.  Most importantly, projects should emphasize community enjoyment, engagement and participation.

The Railyard Park + Plaza was designed as a Cohesive Urban Art Environment and is a work of art in itself.  RAC encourages a continuation of the collaborative spirit that remains at it’s core.  Joint efforts across disciplines — artists, designers, scientists, historians, hydrologists, and many more — will be welcomed interactions with the original design.

All applications for installations, artworks and performances of a temporary nature that comply with the usage policies of the Railyard Park + Plaza are welcome. A limited number of honoraria, up to $500, are available in 2014 for exemplary projects. Ongoing.

More info here.



Santa Fe Community Gallery

Artist Participation

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, in a concerted effort to expand services to the local arts community, welcomes artists and artisans of all media to participate in the exhibits and programming of the Community Gallery. The Community Gallery features themed exhibitions that run for two to three month intervals and display the full breadth and depth of the art produced by local artists and artisans in Santa Fe and New Mexico. Themed exhibitions ensure that both contemporary and traditional work in all media are shown, creating more varied, interesting and vital exhibits. In order for an artist to be considered for participation in exhibitions, the Gallery must have a portfolio of that artist’s work in the artist archive. More info here:   Ongoing.



Santa Fe Community Gallery

Call for exhibit theme ideas for the Community Gallery

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery seeks to be an engaging, dynamic showcase for local art. The Gallery brings art to the community as well as the community to art. In keeping with this spirit, the Gallery accepts theme proposal ideas for upcoming exhibits, allowing Santa Feans a hands-on role in developing exciting exhibits. Exhibits are currently being planned for summer 2019 and beyond. Theme ideas are accepted throughout the year. Community Gallery exhibits feature approximately 30 artists each. The Gallery does not present one-person or small group exhibits. All artists are selected through an open call to artists and juried by a selection panel. More info here:    Ongoing.



Santa Fe Community Gallery

POP UP Exhibits

The Gallery offers the opportunity for local organizations to host POP UP Exhibits in the Community Gallery space for two week periods at various times during the year.  These spots are limited by the primary Gallery Exhibit schedule, however, between exhibits there is an availability of space for exhibits from organizations in the community.  Interested parties are ecnouraged to submit theme ideas. More info here:    Ongoing.




ArtSpot seeking Teachers/Art Instructors for Workshops

Santa Fe-- Small local art spot seeking new instructors to teach classes. We run all sorts of programming: Live Figure Drawing, Free Demos, Book Signings, Mini-Classes, half-day, full-day, three-day and multi-week long classes. Our workshop space can hold 12 – 16 people depending. Payment is split between us and instructor who receives 60%. More information available for serious inquiries only, please.

TO BE CONSIDERED: Submit workshop proposals, that include a short description, materials list, artwork image to accompany the work, a short bio and an email address to reach you to:    ongoing




THE magazine: Classifieds

THE magaizine has launced an online classifieds listrings page for artists. See the opportunities for artists here: Ongoing.


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