Theatre Santa Fe sponsors the first ever Theatre Walk!

Saturday • September 16th,  3 to 6 p.m.

Siler Arts District

(Siler Road/Rufina Street)

Come meet your favorite actors and

find out more about the vibrant theatre groups in town.

Get involved in the theatre scene!

This is a great family fun day, and it’s FREE!

Stroll from one venue to another.

Watch short performances from

fourteen different theatre companies at seven different venues.

Performances start at 3:00 p.m. and will begin every half hour until 5:30.

Eat at the food trucks, enjoy the street performers,

win prizes, and more.  Please join us! Maps will be at each venue.

See you on the street!

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Silver City Arts & Cultural District seeks New Executive

The Silver City Arts & Cultural District (SCACD), a nonprofit located in the Historic District of Silver City, New Mexico, seeks a full-time Executive Director for Arts, Culture, and Tourism. The Executive Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all organizational activities, as well as staff and volunteers. The Executive Director represents the community locally, regionally, and nationally – as appropriate – and guides the organization as its objectives evolve. The position is responsible for management of the SCACD, including the development of tourism promotions – in coordination with Grant County Tourism – for the Town of Silver City through Visit Silver City; management of the Murray Ryan Visitor Center; implementation of the Silver City Arts & Cultural District Cultural Plan; and oversight of all SCACD endeavors, such as the Southwest New Mexico Clay Arts Trail. This position will also help with the annual CLAY Festival, the organization’s signature event.

Qualified applicants should have experience with nonprofit organization management, strategic planning, grant writing, grant administration, arts and cultural programming, tourism marketing, event coordination, public relations, and collaborative community building.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and three professional references for review.

This position has an annual salary of $36,000. It does not provide benefits other than two weeks of paid time off.

Please see the full job listing:

The application closing date is Friday, August 18, 2017.

News from Americans for the Arts!

The wait is over: On Saturday, June 17, Americans for the Arts released Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, our fifth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. The most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted, it documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detailed expenditure data was collected from 14,439 arts and cultural organizations and 212,691 of their attendees.

And the results are just as big. The arts are an engine of economic growth, tourism, and employment.Nationally, in 2015, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences: 

  • Generated $166.3 billion in economic activity
  • Supported 4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs
  • Generated $27.5 billion in government revenue

Typical arts attendees:

  • Spent $31.47 per person, per event beyond the cost of admission
  • 69% of nonlocal attendees indicated their primary reason for visiting was “specifically to attend this arts or cultural event.”
Learn More about AEP 5 

“By every measure, the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 prove that the arts are an industry—a generator of government revenue, a cornerstone of tourism, and an employment powerhouse both locally and across the nation.” — Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts

Make Your Case for the Value of the Arts

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 sends an important message to elected officials and local businesses: Supporting the arts is an investment in economic well-being and quality of life.

Armed with quantifiable data, communities across the country have used Arts & Economic Prosperity studies to argue for pro-arts ballot initiatives, new funding, and increased investments in the arts and culture.

Use free Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 tools and resources to make your case:

  • Your portal for all Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 findings, resources, and news.
  • Video and Blog: Hear from Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts Vice President of Research and Policy, on his key takeaways from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study.
  • Media Toolkit: Get visibility for your message by communicating with press and media outlets.
  • Social Media Tools: Share the message that the arts mean business with sample tweets and Facebook posts!
  • Order Your Materials

Americans for the Arts offers Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 publications to share with stakeholders in your community, like mayors, board members, business and community leaders, and other elected officials. Order your copies online, by sending an e-mail to or calling 202.371.2830.


Learn about the traditional craftsmanship of Woodworking

Free Second Saturday Event at Casa San Ysidro on June 10

CORRALES, NM – Hey woodworking community! Come and be inspired by Casa San Ysidro’s unique furniture collection. Casa San Ysidro, historic house and farm, is holding a free event featuring a fun day of woodworking on Saturday, June 10 between 1 and 4 p.m.

From 2 – 3 p.m., you can hear a talk by Chris Sandoval of Artisans of the Desert  ( He has some really interesting things to say about the wooden furniture collection at Casa and how the pieces were put together.

Chris Sandoval of Artisans of the Desert

Throughout the afternoon, our dynamic partner, Dovetail Community Workshop (, will be doing a  woodworking demonstration on site.

Free admission and programming are offered at Casa San Ysidro from 1 – 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Visitors are invited to take self-paced tours of this historic property.

The NHCC is Now Accepting Applications for the Herrera Internship That Benefits Hispanic, Female Students

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (3/31/17)–The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is accepting applications for the Herrera Internship that provides scholarships to Hispanic, female students who complete an internship with the NHCC. Latina students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for this scholarship by May 15, 2017, and scholarships will be awarded in June, 2017. Applications are available on

“I’m pleased to work collaboratively with the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation on the development of a fund that will provide internship opportunities for deserving Latinas throughout New Mexico,” said Dr. Denise Herrera, whose generous donation helped establish the fund in 2016. “As a native of Albuquerque’s South Valley, I cannot think of a better partner than the NHCC Foundation to manage this fund. This fund is in honor of my grandparents and parents (also from Albuquerque) – who did not have the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

To be eligible, applicants must be have lived in New Mexico for at least one year at the time of application, regardless of immigration status; must self-identify as female and Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, or Mexican-American; and must be a high school senior or undergraduate student in good standing who is enrolled at least half time in an accredited college or university in New Mexico. Preference may be given to first generation college students.

Once an applicant is accepted, she will commit to completing an internship in one of the many areas of the NHCC, such as administration, visual arts, performing arts, history and literary arts or education programs.

Dr. Herrera has dedicated much of her academic and professional career to the advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education. As a participant in several diversity programs herself, Dr. Herrera has mentored students from elementary through the postdoctoral level. This scholarship is intended to honor that tradition of “lifting others while we climb” and paying it forward.

To contribute to the fund, contact NHCC Foundation Director Anna Sanchez, or 505-383-4705. To learn more about applying for the internship, contact Nicole Larrañaga,

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities, and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

If you would like more information about this event or other events at the NHCC, call Kinsey Cooper at 505-377-8968 or email

Celebrate Carnaval 2017 at the NHCC with Dancing, Music, and Prizes!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM. — During Carnaval 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures will turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show, where the Odara Dance Ensemble and the band PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans, in addition to providing a space to dance and opportunities to win prizes. The show, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, is Friday and Saturday, February 24-25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17, $22, and $27, and may be purchased at, or from the NHCC Box Office, in person or at (505) 724-4771.

Frank Leto is a multidimensional artist who has found a balance between professional musician and professional educator. His lifelong pursuit of musical knowledge has led him to appreciate the music of many cultures, and his talent as a composer has allowed him to share this love for music with his peers, students, and community. A talented instrumentalist, Frank plays Brazilian percussion, Afro-Cuban percussion, and Trinidadian steel drums; his band PANdemonium features him on vocals, steel drums and percussion. Frank writes all the music for the band, which blends diverse musical styles such as reggae, ska, soca, calypso, samba, salsa, and zouk into its own unique sound. PANdemonium has recorded two world music CDs.

Pilar Leto, a creative and well-versed dancer, choreographer, and producer, is the founder and Artistic Director of the Odara Dance Ensemble. She has been actively performing and instructing Brazilian, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban dance in San Francisco, Japan, Philippines, Hawaii, and now Albuquerque, for more than 25 years, and travels extensively to perform and continue her studies of the dances of South America and the Caribbean. The Odara Dance Ensemble performs regularly for community and cultural events; and appears nationally and internationally as well.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities, and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

If you would like more information about this event or other events at the NHCC, call Kinsey Cooper at 505-377-8968 or email

Add your organization’s “voice” to Creative New Mexico

 Our Mission  – Support community and statewide arts & culture organizations and ensure quality experience throughout New Mexico.

The Need  – New Mexico has an outstanding set of cultural assets and a high concentration of creative people. As a result arts & culture activities contribute over 5.6 Billion Dollars to New Mexico’s economy, account for 1 out of every 10 jobs and have a huge impact on tourism. Improving our unique quality of life and increased growth of the creative industries across New Mexico requires a statewide focus.

Our Priorities  – We represent the diverse voices from all geographic sectors of our creative economy and provide coordinated statewide advocacy by

  • building awareness of arts & culture’s economic impact on local communities and the state
  • educating policy makers about the importance of arts & culture to our quality of life as well as our economic well being
  • developing a strong network and information resource

Add your organization to our growing membership – Creative New Mexico is supported primarily through low basic membership fees of $50 for small organizations and contributor or sponsor memberships at higher rates for larger organizations.

Key Organization Membership Benefits

  • a stronger collective “voice” to advocate for increased arts & culture funding and a vehicle to tell your own story on an easy to use online community platform.
  • more information re what ideas and partnerships are successful across the state,
  •  knowledge about marketing tools and emerging technologies
  • insights on best practices for the creative industries
  • ability to give all of your own members access to Creative New Mexico’s offerings     

Visit our website for more information and to sign up.  You can pay for your membership using a credit card or download a membership form and send a check to Creative New Mexico, PO Box 1093, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

Creative New Mexico is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible within the full extent of the law.

Thank you for joining our efforts to “Expand the Horizons of Arts and Culture in New Mexico!”

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Attention State Arts Agencies

Dear SAA Executive Directors:

I’m passing along an article that some of you have already seen.  As reported in The Hill, two members of the Trump transition team met with career White House staff members to “outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy.”  The article suggests massive federal cuts that include the elimination of the NEA.  This is bad news, yet I’m not sounding the alarm bell for immediate action.  This is an important time to be strategic and calm.  However, in the short term, here’s what you should know:

  • The federal budget process is a long one; it requires public participation, and we’re extremely early in the game.
  • Although it was reported that two presidential transition team staff members support the position outlined in the article, we have not confirmed that top-level officials within the Trump White House agree with this or have committed to push this agenda anytime soon.  We’re on it and aim to find out.
  • Keep in mind that national arts service organizations’ CEOs and lobbyists are already at work on the presidential transition.  As a community of arts advocates, we’re focused on the welfare of the NEA, and collectively, we’re on this.
  • Also keep in mind that we’ve worked hard to gain and have achieved Republican and Democratic supporters in Congress, especially among appropriators.  We’ll certainly call upon those supporters moving forward.  In fact, Isaac Brown and I already have an appropriations appointment on the hill set for next week; we’ll gain further information there as well.
  • As events unfold, we’ll keep you informed, and we’ll definitely let you know when and what action is needed.  Your Congressional calls will be very important, and I’ll let you know when they can be most influential.  We’ll also send this communication to your public information officers to assist them in fielding questions from constituents.
  • Please stay tuned!  Please keep the faith!


Pam Breaux, Chief Executive Officer

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

1200 18th St NW, Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-347-6352


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Historic KiMo Theatre announces 90th Anniversary Programming

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Larry Parker


Historic KiMo Theatre announces 90th
Anniversary Programming
Movies, music and more planned for year-long celebration

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A milestone is among us as the KiMo Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary in September this year. From Vivian Vance to Bryan Cranston, from The Nutcracker to Finding Nemo, the KiMo’s stage and screen have hosted an array of events since opening its doors in 1927. A year-long season of celebration is underway with a variety of events full of rich history, culture and entertainment planned.

Films adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning books, performances,

Photo courtesy of Marble Street Studio

a special screening of a  classic 1926 Buster Keaton comedy with a live orchestra and the New Mexico Poetry Showcase are just a few planned events. Many of the events will be offered free to the public so the entire community can partake in the season of celebration.
The schedule of signature events kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 with an evening with Douglas Preston, author of City of the Lost Monkey God: A True Story. Preston was recently seen on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss his journey into the unknown heart of the world’s densest jungle. A Word with Writers – a Q&A format with noted authors – features C.J. Box, author of the Joe Pickett series, on Friday, March 24 and a launch event for Anne Hillerman’s third novel Song of the Lion on Thursday, April 13. This series is in partnership with The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and Bookworks.

Four Sunday afternoon Chautaqua performances, presented in partnership with the New Mexico Humanities Council, are scheduled:

Billie Holiday: Singin’ the Blues with Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley on Feb. 12; Music From the Ranch and the Open Range with Dr. Steve Cormier on March 26; Ritual and Traditional New Mexican Folk Music with Dr. Cipriano Vigil and family on April 23; and Sephardic Jews in N.M. – Stories and Songs with Consuelo Luz on June 25. All show times are 2 p.m.
Plenty of movies will fill the screen at this historic picture palace this year. Scheduled are seven award-winning films based on Pulitzer Prize winners, the Holiday Family Film Festival featuring all eight Harry Potter movies and the 90th Halloween Weekend Horror Film Festival. The 90th anniversary signature film will be Buster Keaton’s The General showing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Alloy Orchestra will return to the KiMo to perform their original score to this silent comic classic.

For a full list of 90th anniversary events, please visit

A brief history on the KiMo: The genius behind the theatre was Oreste Bachechi, a motivated entrepreneur from humble origins. Bachechi came to the United States in 1885 and set up a business in a tent near the railroad tracks in Albuquerque. He envisioned a unique Southwestern style theater and hired Carl Boller of the Boller Brothers to design it. The Bollers had designed several “atmospheric theaters” throughout the Midwest and Western United States and Boller’s design, which is often called Pueblo Deco, was met with great enthusiasm by Bachechi. After a large fire in the 1960s followed by further disrepair, theater was slated for destruction. The KiMo was saved in 1977 when voters in Albuquerque passed a bond allowing the City of purchase the theater and move forward with renovations.

2017 is a season of celebration as the historic KiMo Theatre turns 90. The KiMo was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1977. The KiMo Theatre is operated by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. The Theatre is centrally located at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) and there is a large parking facility right behind the Theatre at 5th and Copper. Visit or call 311/711 for up-to-date information on the wide variety of entertainment options offered at this unique venue.

National Hispanic Cultural Center December Events

NHCC Campus Closings 

With much respect for the importance of celebrating holidays with family and friends, the NHCC will have several closures over the holidays to ensure that staff are able to take some much-deserved leave.

  • The Box Office will be closed Dec. 19-26. If you need tickets during this time, we encourage you to purchase them through our website.
  • The Education Building will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 6.
  • The Art Museum and the Library will close at 2 pm on Dec. 24.
  • Pop Fizz will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2.
  • The entire NHCC campus will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2.

In gratitude for your support of our staff’s holiday rest, we will be offering free entrance to the Art Museum on Dec. 23 and Jan. 8. 

Bilingual Preschool Storytime

On Dec. 22 from 10-11 am, bring your pre-school-aged childstorytimeren to ¡Hora de Cuentos! at the NHCC History and Literary Arts Library to hear Call Me A Tree by Christine Gonzales and Water Rolls, Water Rises by Pat Mora.

Fridays @ M’tucci’s Cocina Grill

Join M’tucci’s Cocina Grill on Fridays between 11 am and 8 pm for a lunch or dinner buffet that features a changing and eclectic variety of Latino dishes and international favorites. There also is a full service bar that serves cocktails, including fresh Margaritas, Palomas, and a variety of beer and wine.

All We Want for Xmas is A Nomad’s Heart by Zeke Peña!

Please help us give Zeke Peña’s inspiring piece, A Nomad’s Heart, a permanent home in our Art Museum collection by donating here. You also can come see the piece in zekepenaperson during regular museum hours and you can learn more about Zeke and what this piece means to him in his artist’s statement.

Join the Family: Become an NHCC Member

Whether you’ve never been a member or you haven’t been recently, consider joining the NHCC family in 2017. NHCC members receive unlimited, free admission to the NHCC Art Museum; a discount of 10% at La Tiendita, the NHCC Foundation gift store; a discount of 25% off Institute Cervantes’ Spanish classes; a discount of 10% at Pop Fizz Paleteria and 20% at M’tucci’s Cocina Grill, both located at the NHCC; automatic, night-of seat(s) upgrade at NHCC performances (subject to availability); insider information about NHCC happenings; and invitations to special events, like previews of plays, exhibitions and more.

Visit our website at for even more event and exhibition offerings!!    #chooseculture @NHCCNM

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