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2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Awards to Santa Fe County, New Mexico Organizations,
Businesses, and Individuals for Contributions to the Arts

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City of Santa Fe Arts Commission

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Awards to Santa Fe County, New Mexico individuals, organizations, and businesses to recognize outstanding contributions to the arts. Possible nominees include visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, new media artists, filmmakers, arts supporters, arts donors and philanthropists, arts organizations, businesses, and educators.

The list of past recipients is a veritable who’s-who of the arts community. From artists of all types, to educators, philanthropist, supporters, nonprofits and businesses, the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards truly represents the best of Santa Fe.

A public ceremony honoring the recipients features a festive atmosphere, retrospective videos and the presentation of the awards.

Presented at this ceremony is also the Melissa Engestrom Youth Art Award, honoring the artistic achievements and community service of an individual 21 years of age or younger. Past recipients of the Melissa Engestrom Youth Art Award have gone to be successful professional artist in Santa Fe and beyond.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181157

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered, individuals, organizations, and businesses must be living in/located in Santa Fe County.

Individuals must be 21 years of age or older. Please note that the Melissa Engestrom Youth Art Award will be presented to an individual 21 years of age or younger.

The award cannot be presented posthumously or to organizations/businesses no longer in operation.

Possible nominees include:
-Visual Artist
-Performing Artist
-Literary Artist
-New Media Artist
-Arts Supporter
-Arts Donor/Philantropist
-Arts Organization

Pre-Application Information:

If you are interested in recommended an organization or individual for an award, complete the online recommendation form before July 31, 2018.

The process of selected each year’s slate of recipients starts with members of the public recommending worthy individuals and organizations. A committee then undertakes the challenging task of culling this list down to a suggested group. In reviewing the recommendations, the committee looks for artistic excellence, significant contributions to the arts and commitment to Santa Fe. The Mayor then finalizes the selection.

For more information about the Melissa Engestrom Youth Art Award:

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

Submit an award recommendation here:

City of Santa Fe
200 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909


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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Santa Fe County