“Culture embodies the shared complex and diverse heritage of a community, including its tangible and intangible virtues…It is the quiet and restless imagination that becomes an expression from which emanates writing, song, performance, painting, sculpture, cuisine, dance, design, and story. When recognized, coalesced, and leveraged, culture is transformative. It ignites creativity, consciousness, and capacity.”
- Culture Connects Roadmap.
Cultural Investment Funding Program
Through service contracts with local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts and Culture Department supplies a variety of cultural activities that generate significant impact for the community. The supported services range from hands-on educational programs for under-resourced communities to high-profile arts events by established cultural institutions and exciting new cultural activities.
All investments support our long-term policy planks: Youth Arts, Creative Spaces, Economic Growth and Engagement.
Potential applicants are encouraged to review our General Eligibility guidelines but should note that some categories have additional requirements.
Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts Funding
NMSA Lodgers’ Tax Act (3-38-21) authorizes a municipality to use tax proceeds to defray costs of advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism attractions within the area. Funding for this program is authorized by the City of Santa Fe Ordinance No. 1987-45, which earmarks Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts, the “promotion and advertising of nonprofit attractions and nonprofit performing arts in Santa Fe.” Therefore, eligible organizations must play a role in promoting tourism and apply the funding received primarily toward the project’s promotional, advertising and marketing costs.
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Applications for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 will open on December 1, 2022, at 8:00 am MST. Please see the application cycle schedule below.
For further questions, please contact: Erminia Tapia, Project Specialist
Traditional Marketing Impact Category A (TMI-A) honors the tradition of our grant-making history by funding traditional National, international, and regional marketing and advertising of programming. This program is designed for nonprofit arts groups who do not wish to collaborate with organizations outside their sphere and have an organizational budget of over $2 million.
Traditional Marketing Impact Category B (TMI-B) honors the tradition of our grant-making history by funding traditional National, international, and regional marketing and advertising of programming. This program is designed for nonprofit arts groups who do not wish to collaborate with organizations outside their sphere and have an organizational budget of $500,000 - $1,999,999.
Traditional Marketing Impact Category C (TMI-C) honors the tradition of our grant-making history by funding traditional National, international, and regional marketing and advertising of programming. This program is designed for nonprofit arts groups who do not wish to collaborate with organizations outside their sphere and have an organizational budget of $499,999 and below.
Collaborative Impact (CI) focuses the programmatic efforts of Santa Fe’s arts nonprofit organizations on the development/creation of new media and/or programs intended to promote both Santa Fe’s rich and diverse arts and culture arena. The goal is to encourage collaborative projects independent of the partnering organizations’ traditional programming and foster the sharing of ideas, staff, materials, and resources. Collaborations must originate from at least one LEAD arts nonprofit organization in partnership with other nonprofits or art collectives. Organizations are encouraged to create multi-disciplinary programmatic content that promotes storytelling and advances the artistic vibrancy and cultural assets of Santa Fe in unique ways through in-person and/or digital experiences. CI grants are intended to expand the promotion of Santa Fe to include Cultural Tourism, thus attracting a specific audience of visitors who more directly foster our creative economy.
Cycle Schedule FY 2023-2024
|Schedule TMI & CI Categories||Dates||Time (MST)|
|Intent to Apply Period opens||Thursday, December 1, 2022||8:00 am|
|Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop Series 1||Tuesday, December 6, 2022||3:30 - 4:30 pm|
|Intent to Apply Period closes||Tuesday, January 3, 2022||5:00 pm|
|FY 2023-2024 Application Period opens||Wednesday, January 4, 2023||8:00 am|
|Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop Series 2||Tuesday, January 10, 2023||9:00 - 10:00 am|
|Traditional Marketing Impact Categories Application Period closes||Wednesday, March 08, 2023||5:00 pm|
|The Collaborative Impact Category Application Period closes||Tuesday, March 28, 2023||5:00 pm|
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Contact Information and Hours
Physical Address: 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 See Map
Mailing Address: PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.