516 Arts in Albuquerque, a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through its Fulcrum Fund, pivoted its 2020 grantmaking to provide emergency relief to artists experiencing economic instability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Fulcrum Fund awarded $126,000 across two rounds. The first round supported 66 independent artists with $1000 grants each. $60,000 of these funds came from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and $6000 came from contributions from community members and Flower Hill Institute. The selections were made by a panel of local arts professionals: Alicia Inez Guzmán (independent journalist and curator); Elsa Menéndez (executive artistic core, Tricklock Company, and field representative, Office of Senator Martin Heinrich); and Ruben Olguin (artist and educator).
The 66 artist awardees include:
John Acosta, Chip Babb, Abdiel Beltran, Travis Black, Heather Bradley, Joel Brandon, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Autumn Chacon, Dana Chavez, Aric Chopito, Juliana Coles, sheri crider, Adelina Cruz, Karen Drew, Erin Elder, Karina Faulstitch, Cliff Fragua, Leah Fragua, Jeannie Frederick, Sean Paul Gallegos, Geoffrey Gorman, Katherine Hunt-Monro, Joanna Keane López, Monica Kennedy, Mike Kimball, Terran Last Gun, Courtney Leonard, Michael Long, Sonia Luévano, Dylan McLaughlin, Karen Jones Meadows, Hollis Moore, Aziza Murray, Madeline Naranjo, Ehren Natay, Caitlin Padilla, Adrian Pinnecoose, Marilyn Ray, Jackie Riccio, Eric Romero, Albert Rosales, Jeremy Salazar, Diana Stetson, Zienna Stewart, Sebastian Velasquez, John Vokoun, Adrian Wall, Martin Wannam Roca, John Well-Off-Man, Cedra Wood, Jessica Zeglin, and fourteen additional artists who chose to remain anonymous.
The second round of funding, totaling $60,000, came from the Frederick Hammersley Foundation. Five grants of $4000 and eight grants of $5000 were awarded to artist-driven, non-commercial visual art spaces across the state of New Mexico. The selections were made by a second panel of local arts professionals: Alicia Inez Guzmán; Josie Lopez (Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum); Larry Bob Phillips (Residency Director, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program); and Marisa Sage (Director/Curator, NMSU Art Museum, Las Cruces).
The thirteen awardees include:
fourteenfifteen gallery, Albuquerque
Up Gallery, Albuquerque
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque
Karuna Colectiva, Albuquerque
Phil Space, Santa Fe
Encore Gallery at Taos Center for the Arts, Taos
Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena
Cruces Creatives, Las Cruces
Bone Springs Art Space, Roswell
ArtMaker Coop, a project of MAS Comunidad, Peñasco
Moving Arts Española, Española
LOOM Indigenous Art Gallery, Gallup
and one space that chose to remain anonymous
516 Arts is currently seeking funding to distribute as emergency relief grants in a third round of funding due to an overwhelming number of artist submissions. They have partnered with Flower Hill Institute and Wordcraft Circle to seek additional partners to help grow a specific fund for Native American artists in New Mexico, and are welcoming funds for this as well as artists working in all art forms state-wide. Learn more and donate here.