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2022 Mayor's Awards


City Seeks Nominations for

Annual Arts Awards 2022

Community Encouraged To Nominate Outstanding Individuals and Businesses


SANTA FE, January 14, 2022—Mayor Alan M. Webber and the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department announce a call for nominations for the 2022 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Each year, the Mayor’s Awards recognize the outstanding contributions that individuals, organizations and businesses have made to the Santa Fe arts community. Any member of the public may nominate someone for any one of five categories:


  • Arts – an artist or organization doing exceptional work - film, literary, new media, performing and visual
  • Philanthropy – an individual or organization whose charitable work advances the arts and culture field
  • Culture Connects – an individual or organization who engages under served communities through an equity, inclusion and accessibility lens
  • Arts Innovator – an artist or organization that has created innovative programs or techniques
  • Melissa Engestrom Youth Artist Award - artist under 21 year of age or younger who has demonstrated artist excellence and commitment to the artsArts - artist or organization doing exceptional work - film, literary, new media, performing and visual
  • And introducing a new category:
  •       Lifetime Accomplishment Award – an individual who has during their lifetime a    commitment to support arts and culture and made significance contributions to the field.

Nominees should have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the Santa Fe arts community that will have a lasting impact. Recipients will be honored in a virtual ceremony in late Spring 2022 and an outdoor awards’ event in summer 2022 – pending COVID guidelines.

“These awards celebrate the essence of Santa Fe,” said Mayor Webber. “We’re looking forward to honoring the new and the traditional, the makers and the givers, all of whom support and nourish our vibrant arts scene.”

To Nominate:

Online nomination forms are available via Survey Monkey HERE

or email [bot protected email address] for hardcopy form.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, February 16, 2022 at 5 PM MST

Individuals over 21 years of age are eligible to be nominated for the Mayor’s Award. Youth 21 years of age and younger may be nominated for the Engestrom Youth Award. Past recipients of the Mayor’s Awards as well as those that have received the Governor’s Arts Awards within the past five years may not be nominated.


For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Department at 505-966-6707 or via email at [bot protected email address].




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