Examinging an Artist's Work at the SWAIA Indian Market


Cultural Investment Funding Programs

Through service contracts with local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts Commission supplies a variety of cultural activities that generate significant impact for the community.  Every dollar provided by the City is matched by the organizations, generating a total annual investment of over $1.5 million in cultural infrastructure. The services supported range from hands-on educational programs for underserved communities, to high-profile arts events by established cultural institutions, to exciting new cultural activities. All investments support our long-term policy planks: Youth Arts, Creative Spaces, Economic Growth and Engagement.

Potential applicants are encouraged to review our General Eligibility guidelines, but should note that some categories have additional requirements.


 Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts Funding

Funding for this program is authorized by the City of Santa Fe Ordinance No. 1987-45, which earmarks Lodgers’ Tax for the Arts the “promotion and advertising of nonprofit attractions and nonprofit performing arts in Santa Fe.” NMSA “Lodgers’ Tax Act” (3-38-21) authorizes a municipality to use tax proceeds to defray costs of advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism attractions within the area. Therefore, eligible organizations must play a role in promoting tourism and apply the funding received primarily towards the project’s promotional, advertising and marketing costs. 


Contact Information and Hours

Physical Address: 201 W. Marcy (map), Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mailing Address: PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909

Ph: (505) 955-6707

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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