August 7, 2009
New Mexico: Arts in Social Service Grant Program
The Arts in Social Service Grant offered by New Mexico Arts provides funding for New Mexico based arts organizations or social service organizations for arts-based projects that focus on addressing social issues. The grants encourage civic dialogue on important social issues, such as the environment or crime, and reach specific populations, such as people who are incarcerated, homeless, abused, or ill. Recent grants in this category have funded an orchestra of performers with developmental disabilities; poetry sessions in English and Spanish for people with Alzheimer’s disease; music for patients and hospital staff; musical and visual arts training for youth in correctional facilities; and quilting workshops, using recycled materials, for immigrants and people with disabilities. The maximum grant request for this program is $15,000 and must be met by a 50% match by the applicant organization. More on this program is available from New Mexico Arts Program Coordinator Jenice Gharib.
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State to State
- New Mexico: Arts in Social Service Grant Program
- Tennessee: Art Billboards
- Kansas: Writing Across Kansas & Ad Astra Poetry Project
- Alaska: Summer Reading Program
Executive Director's Column
Research on Demand
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