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Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Projects that Enhance Local Cultural Vitality

Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) Grant Program


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Funding Source
City of Albuquerque - Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Mexico: Albuquerque

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/24/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to New Mexico nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to enhance local cultural vitality. Projects should enrich the cultural life in the areas of music, visual art, theater, history, dance, or literature, and should have favorable cultural or economic impacts on the city. Priority is given to projects that provide increased opportunities and direct access to quality cultural programming and activities by, for, and about a broad representation of the City of Albuquerque's population.

Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people--including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion--are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.

The Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) strives to contribute to making Albuquerque a national role model among cities working toward equity and inclusion. They envision a city of people whose success, safety and health are not pre-determined by their race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, socioeconomics, immigration status, disability, and personal background. A city where all communities, artists, performers, writers, and cultural workers have the power, support, and monetary investment they need to share their own stories, practice their culture, and create art on their own terms.

The FY 2024-2025 cycle of the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund seeks to provide funding to projects that address the needs of the diverse communities that comprise the City of Albuquerque. This two-year funding cycle will prioritize projects that positively impact residents, neighborhoods and communities by providing direct access and increased opportunities for quality cultural activities and programming by, for, and about a broad representation of the city's population.

They welcome and encourage all arts and cultural organizations, and non-arts organizations nonprofits in partnership with an arts and cultural organization, to submit projects that are led by and serving a broad representation of Albuquerque's population to apply as long as their project enriches the city's cultural life or vitality in the area of visual art, music, theater, dance, history, or literature, and that have favorable economic or cultural impacts on the city.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Proposals for projects must be submitted by a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization or non-arts organizations nonprofits in partnership with an arts and cultural organization.

Fiscal Agent Endorsement: Applications using a fiscal agent must provide a letter of agreement acknowledging their role as the fiscal agent sponsoring the project and application, and the fiscal agents IRS letter of determination. Required fiscal agent endorsement documents must be uploaded at the end of the application form.

APS Endorsement: Applications which involve student participation at schools during regular hours or that require off site travel during the school day must include a letter of APS support that states the activity is constructive to or supplements the school's curriculum, that it will be welcomed at the selected or specified school(s) and that it meets COVID safe practices. APS Endorsement documents may include a Letter of Support from a representative of the administration of the proposed school partner, or a statement from the teachers whose classes will be involved. Endorsement documents must be uploaded at the end of the application form.

Pre-Proposal Conference
There will be one free information session to review the UETF FY24-FY25 application on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 4:00pm. The session will be a hybrid format so people can attend in person or over Zoom. The meeting will be held at 400 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 in the DMD Executive Conference Room on the 7th floor. The conference room is the third door on the left, to the left of the main elevator bank.

Email staff to sign up to attend and indicate whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Please include any questions in the email as well so they can be answered during the session. A recording of the meeting will be posted online for anyone who is unable to attend.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: February 24, 2023, 5:00pm

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Term of Contract
Two years

Contact Information
Apply online:

To sign up for the information session, email

Phone: 505-768-3585

Mailing Address
Public Art Urban Enhancement Division
Arts & Culture
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque NM 87103

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