Funding Guidelines and Application

Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, colleges, universities, and Indian tribal government entities in New Mexico are eligible to apply. Organizations wishing to apply that are not one of the above may enter into a fiscal sponsorship with a nonprofit organization. If using a fiscal agent, a formal agreement between the agent and the applicant is required. Please read the Use of Fiscal Agent Agreement in the funding guidelines before submitting an application.

FY2023 FoundantGLM Online Application:

All New Mexico Arts new and returning applicants — excluding Folk Arts Apprenticeships (see bottom of page) — will use our FoundantGLM system to prepare and submit their FY2023 application. The application is now open.

Returning grantees and applicants will use the same log-on and password (If you have a question about your log on, please contact your New Mexico Arts program coordinator. Do NOT create a new account in the system.) New applicants will need to create an account in the system.

FY2023 Panel Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Guide by Funding Category:

Please see the guide for your funding category for guidance on how review panelists consider applications for funding based on New Mexico Arts Panel Evaluation Criteria.

FY2023 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

The purpose of the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program is to sustain traditional folk arts practiced in New Mexico by contracting with master artists to teach their art forms to dedicated apprentices. The master artist must demonstrate excellence in the traditional art form, and the apprentice must demonstrate a commitment to learning and carrying on the art form.

FY2023 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Guidelines and Application  PDF File

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program evaluation criteria PDF File

Final Application Deadline

All New Mexico Arts FY2023 applications must be submitted online through our FoundantGLM online system no later than 5:00 pm MST Friday, December 3, 2021.

Advance Review

An Advance Review is offered prior to the final deadline to help applicants improve their applications and to check for mistakes that might cause ineligibility.

If an applicant was declared ineligible or did not receive funding in the past year or has not applied to New Mexico Arts in the past two years, an Advance Review is required.

In addition, New Mexico Arts Program Coordinators may require some organizations to submit an Advance Review based on past applications.

Failure to comply will disqualify those organizations from submitting a Final Application in December.

New Mexico Arts strongly encourages all applicants to take advantage of this service. To complete an Advance Review, applicants must complete and submit an online application. All Advance Review applications must be submitted online through our FoundantGLM system by 5:00 pm MST Friday, October 15, 2021.

Please note: an Advance Review by New Mexico Arts does not guarantee funding.

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