American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
New Mexico Arts was awarded $297,000 in arts recovery funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Governor's Office, the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment and the New Mexico Arts Commission approved $250,350 in Arts Jobs Grants to 17 organizations across New Mexico following a competitive application process. New Mexico Arts also received approval from the NEA and the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment to spend $2,650 in administrative costs to administer our Arts Jobs program and $44,000 to hire a public art contractor to temporarily fill an important public art position lost due to state budget cuts. The contractor will administer our Acclaimed Artist Series to facilitate $400,000 in arts purchases to directly benefit New Mexico artists and galleries.
Under the terms of ARRA, stimulus funds were appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to distribute to State Arts Agencies for projects that focus on the preservation of jobs in the arts.
- ARRA Arts Jobs Recipients
- New Mexico Arts ARRA Guidelines
- Memo to the field
- ARRA AIPP Contractor RFP
- ARRA AIPP Contractor Scope of Services