Colleges, Universities and Government Entities

Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities funding supports colleges and universities, local and county governments, and Indian tribal government entities for arts activities in the following discipline areas: performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts (involving more than one artistic discipline), and interdisciplinary arts (relating two or more artistic disciplines).

Eligible applicants include government entities or colleges, universities that demonstrate a commitment to arts programming that serves the larger community.  New Mexico Arts encourages government entities that serve as a primary arts presenter and/or key provider of arts services in their local community to apply for support.  Programs must be marketed and accessible to the general public in addition to students, faculty, and staff.

Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities funding can be used for a single event or an organization’s entire season, artistic and administrative salary support, and/or general operating support.

*Projects in which school, college, or university course credit is the primary purpose are not eligible for funding.

Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities Eligibility Criteria:

  • Organizations with an actual last fiscal year unrestricted income of $750,000 or higher, excluding in-kind contributions.
  • Applicants for Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities funding are limited to a maximum request of $20,000.
  • Funding for Colleges, Universities, and Government Entities must include a 50% match by the applicant organization, at least half of which must be cash.

Note: Applicants whose program or organization is a line item in a larger institution’s budget must use the institution’s actual last fiscal year income excluding in-kind contributions to determine category selection.  Only one application per institution is allowed.