Recent Commission Projects

New Mexico Arts commissions artworks with agencies that have 1% for public arts budgets in excess of $40,000. A commissioned artist creates a site-specific artwork that is integrated directly into the architecture of the building or reacts to the site in some way. Artists have the opportunity to work with a Local Selection Committee at the inception of the building project to produce something unique and high-impact. The committee, comprised of members of the local community, artists, arts professionals and other project stakeholders works with New Mexico Arts to create the concept for a commission project and to select the artists by way of a request for qualifications. These projects are open to national or international artists at the discretion of the Local Selection Committee.