Arts and Culture Department Launches "Art Is the Solution" Grant Program | City of Santa Fe

Arts and Culture Department Launches “Art Is the Solution” Grant Program

9 Nov, 2023

The City of Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department has opened its "Art is the Solution: Structural Inequity" grant program for 2023-2024. 

Five grants totaling $10,000 each will be awarded to support art projects that incorporate the issue of structural inequity and its impact on Santa Fe in order to enrich the experience and understanding of the city for residents and visitors. Applications are due before 5 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023. Projects will be carried out between January 1 and June 20, 2024. 

The grant is designed to support Santa Fe artists whose work addresses the power imbalances that exist when one group has historically set rules that intentionally or unintentionally exclude others from access to wealth and resources. Applications are encouraged from arts practitioners of all backgrounds and disciplines, including visual arts, film/video, literature, architecture, music composition, performing arts, culinary arts, design, and interdisciplinary arts. Project examples include public art installations, community workshops, performances, exhibits, publication projects such as zines, books, or anthologies, multimedia work, and collaborative/interdisciplinary partnerships with other organizations.  

The Arts and Culture Department will also host a free information session and grant-writing workshop on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Gallery. Anyone interested in applying for the Art is the Solution grant, or any arts grant, is welcome to attend. Questions/RSVP:

Click here for more information about the Art is the Solution grant and instructions on how to submit an application.