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Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
The Governor's Arts Awards were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to celebrate the enormous roles - both economic and cultural - that artists, craftspeople and arts supporters play in the life of New Mexico. During its 4

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Art in Public Places
The art in public places program enriches New Mexico's public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.

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New Mexico Arts contracts arts services on behalf of the state for the people of New Mexico.

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Folk Arts
The Folk Arts Program preserves and perpetuates performing and visual art forms of the traditional arts practiced by various cultures within the state of New Mexico.

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Arts and Cultural Districts
The Arts and Cultural Districts approved by the Legislature have the potential of spurring new development crucial to smaller New Mexico communities. The New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the authorizing authority for the Arts and Cultural Districts.

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Poetry Out Loud
The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.