SITE Santa Fe Young Curators Program
SITE’s Young Curators Program, the only program of its kind in New Mexico, teaches high school students the curatorial side of the art experience, providing alternative ways for teens to connect with art while giving them a glimpse of possibilities within museum careers. Participants in the Young Curators program are empowered to make decisions about their exhibition’s theme, venue, selection of artworks, PR and marketing, fundraising, installation, and opening events. The Young Curators Program is a free weekly after-school program that also gives young artists the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting. Due to expanded safety protocols in the museum, the Fall 2020 cohort will meet virtually until further notice.
For further information on the Young Curators program, please call Lewis Abbene-Meagley, Education Manager, at 505.989.1199 ext.118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: September 3, 2020
CERF: COVID-19 Relief Grant
CERF+ is launching the COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities. The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the application opens July 8th and the deadline for the second round will be Sept 9, the second round will open August 19th and the deadline will be September 9th. The program will focus on those facing the most severe financial pressures. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.
Call for Artists: Facing Forward Exhibition
Facing Forward is a juried exhibition of handmade prints, including photographic processes, created by women of color.
During this time of unrest and uncertainty, this exhibition seeks to present works by women of color that speak to the future in challenging and inspiring ways.
“Handmade prints” are loosely defined. 3D and experimental work is encouraged and alternative display methods will be accommodated when possible.
Exhibition dates: October 10th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
Presented by Light Art Space sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico. Deadline: September 13, 2020
Prospectus #254 US Native and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative
PLEASE NOTE: New Mexico Arts has extended the deadline for Prospectus #254 US Native and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative until August 31, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 crisis we would like to ensure that as many artists as possible are able to submit to this call for artists. We understand that is it important for artists to take care themselves and their family during this difficult time in many of our communities.
The goal of the Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Artists Only Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state's public art collection by purchasing artwork from Native or Indigenous artists in all stages of their careers. All visual arts media in all genres, suitable for interior or exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
The project is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native artists who reside in the United States as well as galleries in the U.S. who sell the work of Native Artists. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency, so long as the artist identifies as a member of a Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native tribe or community.
Artwork will be purchased for publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico with a specific emphasis on sites in New Mexico’s 19 pueblos and the Navajo Nation. The facilities encompass a broad range of use including, but not limited to: amphitheaters, animal shelters, community centers, courthouses, educational institutions, fire stations, healthcare facilities, recreation complexes, rest areas, senior centers, etc. Participating sites will have a total budget equal to 1% of recent capital outlay for new construction or major renovation projects. New Mexico Arts typically administers a maximum of three purchase contracts per site.
Project amounts are $1,000 - $50,000 all-inclusive.
Entry Deadline: 8/31/20
NM ARTS: Prospectus #260
Acclaimed Artist Series - Purchase Initiative
Calling all Southwest Artists and Galleries located in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
The objective of the 2020 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state's public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
Seeking artwork ready for purchase in the $20,000 - $40,000 price range, all-inclusive.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2020
RAILYARD PARK YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST 2020
This Fall, the Railyard Park Conservancy invites youth, ages 8 - 18, to take a deeper look at the Railyard Park and participate in a free photo contest.
Dates: Contest kicks off Sept. 1st and submissions close Nov. 1st
TWO CATEGORIES: Nature & Community
AGE GROUPS: 8-12 years old & 13-18 years old
ENTRY RULES: Submit up to 3 high resolution photos taken in the Railyard to our website www.railyardpark.org
far flung poetry pop-up project
Bill Waters and Miriam Sagan of the blog Miriam’s Well invite you to participate in a far flung poetry pop-up project. The aim: Pick a site in any location you can access. Write a poem about or suited to that place, your feelings and observations, etc. Please do not limit yourself to current news or virus concerns—be expansive. Installation: This is essentially ephemeral or guerrilla art as we are’t installing in a group (maybe later!) with permission from something like a sculpture garden. Figure out how you want to place the poem in the site—tied to a tree, hidden in a box, written on earth or sand, attached to yarn bombing…the options are endless. Proviso: Be respectful of the site—don’t litter or obstruct anything. Documentation: Take some photos, type the poem up, and send to us. We will create an on-line way of showcasing your work. Maintenance: Some pieces will be documented and come down immediately. Some work is meant to weather away. Some is meant to be pocketed by a passer-by. Figure out how long you want to keep the poem “up”—are you re-writing it in the sand every day? Or not. Contact: Miriam at or Bill at
Bill Waters the of Poetry in Public Places Project says: Isolation, to a greater or lesser extent, has suddenly become the new normal, and open spaces — parks, trails, paths, sidewalks — are surging in popularity as places where people can get out of the house for a while to stretch their legs, alone or with a friend or two. At this time of uncertainty and worry, poetry in public places can be more than something to enrich the hustle-bustle of everyday life. It can serve as a point of connection to something bigger than even a pandemic: the universal human experience, of which illness is only one part.
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: https://www.santafenm.gov/culture_connects_coalition
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. https://santafeartistsmedicalfund.org/
THE ARTS AND CULTURE LEADERS OF COLOR EMERGENCY FUND
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.. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform
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.
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.
Applications are now open for Cycle 2: due May 21
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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 https://www.facebook.com/JamStandOfficial
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: https://www.vitalspaces.org/apply
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.
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. https://themagsantafe.com/pitches/
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: https://www.whiteleavesartistresidency.com/.
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. http://momazozo.com/carrizozoair/
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.
Creative Residencies and Retreats
Resolana Farms has been a stopping-place for journeyers, artists, writers, and explorers for hundreds of years. This gem of a ranchito is a watering hole, both physically and metaphorically, providing nourishment and creative inspiration to many who pass through or stop to rest a while. The signature red cliffs of Resolana Farms soften into grama grass barrancas, then drop down onto the Poleo Creek and the acequia-fed fields to the south. The elements of this landscape are in constant dialogue, a kinetic dance of light and shadow, moisture and drought, of time, entropy, and human energy through the centuries.
To give individual artists, creative, and spiritual practitioners the opportunity to unplug and recharge in the quiet magic of our northern New Mexico ranch.
To encourage inspiration and new thinking gained from quiet, unscripted time on the land.
To facilitate the completion of projects or catalyze new ones through intentional pause and time alone to write, read, create, walk, meditate, reflect, and restore.
Program Details: Residencies vary in length. The average stay is four nights. The minimum stay is two nights, and the maximum stay is one week.
Resident enjoys one-bedroom historic private home, and is responsible for bringing his or her own food and cooking all meals during the residency.
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. http://www.parseseco.com/submissions.html
Meow Wolf- Jobs (various)
SOUTHSIDE BRANCH SANTA FE PUBLIC LIBRARY
6599 JAGUAR DRIVE
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: https://www.freeholdtaos.org/ 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
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: https://www.santafenm.gov/community_gallery_1 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: https://www.santafenm.gov/community_gallery_1 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: https://www.santafenm.gov/community_gallery_1 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: https://themagsantafe.com/classifieds/ Ongoing.
New Mexico Arts, Culture, and Creativity Network
If you would like your opportunity listed here, let us know at email@example.com.