Lodgers' Tax for the Arts: Target Impact Support Program for Projects taking place between 7/1/218 and 06/30/2019
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
Potential applicants should carefully review the following requirements to determine their eligibility.
Organizations that do not meet the criteria listed below are not eligible to apply.
Applicant organizations must:
• With rare exception, only Santa Fe-based organizations are eligible.
• Only organizations with a mission that includes the arts may apply.
• Projects must take place in the northern portion of Santa Fe county (i.e. Madrid/ Galisteo to
northern boundary of county)
• Organizations must be a federally recognized nonprofit with an IRS 501(c)3 status; a public
agency (as defined in NMSA Section 11-1-1 or any county, state or education institution
specified in Article 12, Section 11of the NM Constitution.); or apply through a fiscal agent (See
“Using a Fiscal Agent” below).
• Organizations must have a State of New Mexico Incorporation Certificate as a domestic or
foreign nonprofit corporation and be in good standing with the New Mexico Public Regulation
• Organizations must have a current City of Santa Fe business registration number.
• City of Santa Fe-operated programs are not eligible.
An organization that does not have its nonprofit status and/or NMPRC Certificate may apply through a
fiscal agent, provided the fiscal agent meets all the eligibility requirements. The fiscal agent must be
Santa Fe-based and have a mission that includes the arts. The fiscal agent becomes legally responsible
for the completion of the project, submission of all reports, as well as receipt and proper management
of Arts Commission funds.
The fiscal agent’s role is strictly administrative; it is not a partner or collaborator in the programmatic or
artistic content of the project. The donation of goods or services by the fiscal agent (such as in-kind
space rental or administrative services) may be included as part of the applicant/fiscal agent
relationship. In instances where the relationship between applicant and fiscal agent extends beyond
these parameters, the eligible organization must submit the application for funding under its own name.
Organizations may apply through a fiscal agent; individual artists may not.