Programs & Services

New Mexico Arts

Preserving, Enhancing, and Developing the Arts in New Mexico

"Sails," a kinetic sculpture created by Tim Prentice located in the in the main lobby of O'Donnell Hall at New Mexico State University. Photo by Darren Phillips.

New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Its primary function is to provide financial support and technical assistance or arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico. Other programs include the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, New Mexico Arts and Cultural Districts, New Mexico Arts Trails, and Poetry Out Loud.

New Mexico Arts' mission is to preserve, enhance, and develop the arts in New Mexico through partnerships, public awareness, and education, and to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations.

New Mexico Arts Featured Programs