Community Arts Grants

PASEO Community Arts Grants

This micro grant program supports local galleries, organizations, and artists in projects and programs that enrich our community while giving back in the form of engagement, education, and exhibition. Community Arts Grant proposals are accepted year round and funded based on need, relevancy to the Paseo Project mission, and strength of proposal. Contact us for more information.

2020 Grantees


Dawning Pollen Shorty: The Paseo Project is excited to support local artist Dawning Pollen Shorty in the creation of the documentary “THREE GENERATIONS: A FAMILY OF ARTISTS.” “In the town of Taos, New Mexico, the Track/Shorty family continues a tradition of inspiration and creation that has stretched through three generations working as models, potters, sculptors, painters and musicians.”

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Willa (2015-2020), by artist Debbie Long, is a large-scale outdoor light sculpture that will be permanently installed in a remote area of the high desert in Northern New Mexico. Consisting of a chamber of yellow light and glass hidden inside an old 1970s RV and large enough for 4 people to sit inside, Willa is an immersive environment for experiencing light and time. Funding provided for film and documentation of project.

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Parse Seco: Support for the Arroyo Seco based arts organization, PARSE SECO, in enhancing their artist-in-residency program for 2021. Parse Seco empowers emerging artists of color. This grant provides support in creating a national call for greater access and visibility. PARSE SECO provides a unique platform for underrepresented artists, musicians, and creators to present immersive experiences for the community in an intimate setting. 

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Rio Costillo Arts Council: We are excited to support our friends to the north with funding for their youth engagement program. As educational platforms shift to accommodate virtual content, The Rio Costillo Arts Council is working to engage youth with programming and supplies.

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2019 Grantees


Studio 107-B:  For PASEO 2019 The Paseo Project provided support to Studio 107-B in their “Honoring Our Sacred Acequias and Water” program. The gallery hosted light and sound by Sasha Vom Dorp, Artist/Educator/Farmer Miguel Santistevan, and artist/activist Maye Torres.

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Other COVID-19 related grants and funding opportunities

  • Arts Administrators of Color has launched the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. Application ongoing.
  • Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund supports queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Priority is given to queer trans women of color and queer disabled writers of color. Application ongoing.
  • Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants provide up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers currently residing in the United States or U.S. territories who have limited resources. Apply by August 31.
  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors facing an unforeseen, catastrophic incident. Funds are given to cover costs of specific emergencies, such as fire, flood, or medical needs. Application ongoing.
  • CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grants provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to COVID-19. One-time $1,000 grants are awarded to meet urgent food, housing, or health insecurities. Applications due August 19.
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund offers $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Open to individual artists based in the U.S. Applications due September 1.