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Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts: Community Arts Development (CAD) Program

Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits
for Local Arts Projects

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City of Santa Fe Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

05/06/20 5:00 PM MST


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Grants to New Mexico community-based organizations in eligible areas for local arts projects. Funding is intended to support arts initiatives for local youth or other underserved populations, with a focus on projects that promote artistic diversity and inclusion. Eligible organizations are located in Santa Fe.

Additionally, eligible organizations must play a role in promoting tourism and apply the funding received primarily towards the project’s promotional, advertising and marketing costs. 

Organizations may submit applications as indicated below:

Column A 

  • Global Arts Marketing
  • National Arts Marketing
  • Regional Arts Marketing
  • Community Arts Development
  • Target Impact Support

Column B

Collaborative Arts Marketing

  • Partnerships
  • Should reflect distinct and unique programs in addition to regular programming for which funding is being sought under Column A 

Applicants may apply for one category from each column (A and B).

Scope of services:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127548

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests are limited to $6,000 or less.

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between the effective date of the contract (anticipated to be July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Arts Development program (CAD) funds community-based organizations. Education through the arts projects in schools and other settings are eligible to apply. Informal groups who would like to apply for funding are encouraged to do so utilizing the services of a fiscal agent that is based in New Mexico. Organizations and informal groups may apply through a fiscal agent; individual artists may not.

The Arts Commission cannot fund certain projects and project elements. These include:
- Demonstration and master classes
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Closed subscription series
- Projects which are part of a post-secondary academic degree program
- Awards (ribbons, trophies, prizes, etc.)
- Deficits and debt reduction (including finance charges, loan fee, etc.)
- Meals, catering, lodging or transportation
- Capital expenses (including the purchase of equipment or real property, labor or materials costs for renovations, remodeling or new construction, etc.)
- Tuition assistance for college, university or other post-secondary formal course work
- Fund-raising (events, personnel, merchandise, invitations, etc.)

Pre-Application Information:

Proposal Schedule:
1. Advertisement: March 27, 2020
2. Issuance of RFP’S: March 27, 2020
3. Receipt of proposals: 5 pm MST May 6, 2020
4. Evaluation of proposals: May 20, 2020
6. Recommendation of the award to Arts Commission: June 8, 2020
7. Recommendation of the award to City Manager: June 9, 2020

Organizations considering applying for funding for the first time, are expecting significant organizational changes, and/or are proposing changes to past project approaches are encouraged to contact the Arts and Culture Department prior to submitting an application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

City of Santa Fe
Arts and Culture Department
(505) 955-6707

Project Manager:
Pauline Kamiyama

City of Santa Fe Purchasing Office 200 Lincoln Ave. Room 122 Santa Fe, NM 87501

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USA: New Mexico: Santa Fe

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