Fall 2018 Cultural Vibrancy Community Grants Awarded

Total of $247,250 granted:

 

Axle Projects - $500: To support Axle Contemporary mobile gallery which brings a wide array of contemporary art to diverse audiences throughout our community, empowering artists, and inspiring others. [$500 from ABCD Fund]

 

Center for Contemporary Arts - $24,750: To support CCA’s ongoing programs and cinematheque, including The Screen (located on the former Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus). CCA has worked with over 100 organizations to present films on environment, education, citizenship, aging, indigenous cultures, mental health, LGBT issues, New Mexico history, and more. [Includes $5,000 from Dragonfly Fund, $3,000 from Vila Fund, $1,000 from Gale Family Fund, $500 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $250 from ABCD Fund]

 

Collins Lake Autism Center - $6,000: To support the creation and development of an internet café staffed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which serves the rural area of Mora Valley. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Cornerstone Community Partnerships - $5,000: To support repair and maintenance of historic adobe structures, reconnect communities with traditional building practices and cultural heritage, introduce solar energy to tribal lands and economically challenged northern New Mexico villages, and provide youth, unemployed, and underemployed with limited economic opportunities with training and job skills. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Creativity for Peace – $13,500: To support arts-based leadership and peacemaking programs for Israeli, Palestinian, and New Mexico girls that help them express their feelings about conflict, overcome trauma, transform stereotypes of the “other,” and develop connections that foster partnership and community activism. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $5,000 from Sherpa Fund, $1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $750 from Helen R. Homans Advised Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Hands-On Heritage: Exploring New Mexico’s Lands and Cultures - $8,500: To support Hands-On Heritage’s culturally relevant five-week summer learning experience for Santa Fe Public School students in grades four through eight. The program is designed to mitigate summer learning loss as well as to provide enrichment activities centered around the unique New Mexico history, cultures, environment, and heritage. [Includes $3,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund]

 

Lensic Performing Arts Center - $25,250: To support arts education and outreach programs to reach more underserved, low income, and special needs youth. The Lensic will increase its educational impact through new programs designed to reach autistic and developmentally disabled youth, by increasing and diversifying its artist-in-the-schools outreach programs; and by increasing the number of free tickets provided to students and social service organizations. [Includes $5,000 from Vila Fund, $2,500 from Cabin Fund, $1,500 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $500 from Haines & Nancy Gaffner Fund, $500 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - $10,000: To support the continued scientific recording of petroglyphs on Mesa Prieta by trained volunteers, as well as enhanced outreach and education programs which strive to increase the community’s awareness of and alliance with the goal of preserving and protecting an estimated 100,00 rock images.

 

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus - $10,250: To support expansion of concerts in northern New Mexico from one annual concert to a full season of four performances at The Lensic and NDI Dance Barns to provide more opportunities to engage students, arts, LGBTQ, and at-risk communities, and share message of acceptance, inclusion, equality, and empowerment. [Includes $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Highlands University Foundation - $5,000: To support the Fifth Annual New Mexico Painter’s Exhibition, which makes the work of New Mexico artists accessible to northern New Mexico communities, and moving the show to a second location in Santa Fe for the first time. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

 

New Mexico Performing Arts Society - $6,500: To support promotion of New Mexico-based professional musicians, dancers, actors, and fine artists in locally-sourced, world-class performances which include several art forms. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,500 from Vila Fund]

 

New Mexico School for the Arts – Art Institute - $9,500: To support unique mastery arts training program in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. [$5,000 from Sherpa Fund, $2,500 from Gale Family Fund, $1,500 from Seahollow Family Fund, $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority - $17,000: To support the final phase (20 homes) of its award-winning Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Project. Over the past 12 years, 34 homes have been rehabilitated, and 42 families now live in the pueblo’s core as a result of this deeply human, visually rich, and culturally powerful project. [$12,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Partners in Education – ArtWorks - $10,750: To support the ArtWorks program, which works with over 1,800 Santa Fe Public School students in 72 classrooms at 16 schools through a process-oriented, integrated program of art-making, experiencing live performances and museum exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection. [Includes $500 from Feldman Family Fund, and $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Fund]

 

Performance Santa Fe - $4,500: To support music education programs, offering a holistic experience for Santa Fe public school children, while bringing alive the vibrant world of music and dance for the entire community. [$2,500 from Dragonfly Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - $1,000: To help provide life skills and workforce development training to the American Sign Language Inclusion Crew to help them overcome barriers to employment and community service. The Crew will improve the horticulture garden at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, including leading walking tours through the park and at SITE Santa Fe, and complete landscaping and public art improvements at the New Mexico School for the Deaf campus. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Sangre de Cristo Chorale of NM - $250: To support the 41st season which will include concerts in Santa Fe and Los Alamos in the fall, winter, and spring. [$250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe High School Theater Account - $500: To provide royalties, costumes, and technical equipment for the 2018-19 school year, keeping theater participation free of charge and open to any student who wishes to participate. [$500 from O.N. MacGregor Fund]

 

Santa Fe Children’s Museum - $14,000: To support Stargazer, a bilingual portable planetarium, which travels to schools throughout northern New Mexico. More than 10,000 children each year explore the cosmos at no cost. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $2,000 from Feldman Family Charitable Fund. $1,000 from Valerie & Bud Hamilton Family Fund, and $1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

Santa Fe Desert Chorale - $6,500: To support professional choral concerts in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe, as well as a weekly program at the Interfaith Community Shelter, an annual community sing (Santa Fe Sings!), lectures at senior centers, and youth and family programs. [Includes $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, and $500 from Seahollow Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Opera - $13,500: To support 24 education and community engagement programs serving over 50,000 New Mexicans annually at little or no cost, including preschool, elementary and middle school programs, mastery programs for young singers and theater technicians, free community concerts, annual statewide Spring Tour, Pueblo Opera Program, and Youth Nights at the Opera. [$10,000 from Moise Family Fund, $2,500 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - $21,000: To support free performing arts programming and community outreach in the greater Santa Fe area, including two free community concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, free Discovery concerts for all area fourth-graders, free musical outreach programs in nine Santa Fe Public Schools, libraries, and senior residential facilities. [$15,500 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $5,000 from Storr Family Endowment, and $500 from Seahollow Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble – $1,500: To support performances in the Santa Fe area of a newly commissioned work by Santa Fe composer David Beatty, featuring settings of four poems by Miriam Sagan, celebrating the seasons and people of northern New Mexico. [$1,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund]

 

Santa Fe Youth Symphony - $1,500: To support access by northern New Mexico’s youth to excellent music education and transformative performance opportunities through expansion of community outreach to Hispanic and indigenous communities., [$1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund]

 

School for Advanced Research - $2,500: To support Indian Arts Research Center’s world-renowned collection of Southwestern Native American art and local art education and outreach programs, advanced seminars for scholars and artists, and innovative Creative Thought Forum public lectures and salons. [$2,500 from Gale Family Fund]

 

Serenata of Santa Fe - $1,500: To support education outreach and community awareness through low-cost seven concert series of contemporary and traditional chamber music, highlighting New Mexican musicians in the “off season” months. [$1,500 from Castagnola Family Fund]

 

SITE Santa Fe - $500: To support SITE Center, a socially engaged artist residency program that links SITE’s exhibitions with education and outreach programs that foster deep engagement within northern New Mexico communities. [$500 from Madelin Coit Fund]

 

Transformational Learning & Coaching, Inc. - $6,000: To support free dual-language/dual culture after-school program that serves immigrant youth and their families, providing students with much-needed English language skills, as well as the opportunity to integrate into the community. Students write their own stories, rehearse at one of Santa Fe’s performing arts venues, and perform their stories for the community in English and Spanish. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Unlocked Minds - $250: To provide cost-free, multidisciplinary arts programs that foster healing, self-expression, and educational investment among New Mexico youth. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Wise Fool New Mexico - $18,500: To support performances that draw people into new experiences of puppetry, circus, and physical theater, as well as programs that promote social justice through personal empowerment and community engagement, reaching 2,600 (1,200 youth) with hands-on experiences and audiences of 22,900 (10,000 youth). [Includes $5,000 from Gale Family Fund, $3,000 from Cabin Fund, $250 from Rabinowe Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

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Diane Hamamoto
Grants Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008


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