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Arts & Cultural Districts FY18 Application

By | Communications/Media Specialist
October 27th, 2017 | Category: General

New Mexico MainStreet is accepting applications to join the NMMS Network as an Arts & Cultural District. The Arts & Cultural Districts Program was established by the Legislature in 2007 as a comprehensive economic development strategy designed to capitalize on the expanding “creative economy.” The Arts & Cultural Districts Program promotes the exceptional art and history of New Mexico while assisting communities in developing their cultural and artistic resources to create dynamic and economically vibrant districts.

A joint effort of three state agencies and private entities including New Mexico MainStreet, Department of Cultural Affairs divisions: New Mexico Arts and Historic Preservation, Tourism Department, and the McCune Charitable Foundation. The New Mexico Arts Commission is the state authorizer for new Arts & Cultural Districts while New Mexico MainStreet administers the program.

It is highly recommended that interested communities attend a pre-application webinar to be hosted on November 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM. The pre-application webinar will include information regarding the application process to NMMS and provide an opportunity for interested communities to ask questions. Please register for the webinar. Please watch the webinar.

Please contact Rich Williams for information on the Arts & Cultural District Program at 505-827-0168 or

Please see the Arts & Cultural Districts Background Information and Application for more details. Fillable applications are available, or you may prepare your materials and answer the questions in the order outlined in the application and attach separately.

Other reference documents:

Background and Introduction for FY 2018 Application

NM Arts & Cultural Districts FY2018 Application – For Reference Only.

NM Arts & Cultural Districts FY2018 Application – (Fillable) Docx

NM Arts & Cultural Districts FY2018 Application – (Fillable) PDF

See Arts & Cultural Districts Policies available here.

Arts & Cultural Districts Resources on the NMMS Resources Page.

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