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Council approves $300K in spending with arts, cultural orgs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque City Council on Monday approved over $300,000 in contract spending intended to bolster arts and cultural organizations during the ongoing economic shutdown.

The council voted 9-0 to adopt the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Program and to appropriate $310,870 for contracts with 66 different organizations.

Councilor Isaac Benton said he was pleased that the committee reviewing applications and making recommendations to the council developed a plan that spread the money widely.

“It’s really nice to see such a broad spectrum of people who take pride in their work and our community and for us to give them a little bit of help,” he said.

Maximum values for the individual contracts range from $1,000 to $6,900 and Albuquerque Cultural Services Director Shelle Sanchez said the city would begin working on the contracts for service Tuesday. Some should begin invoicing by later this month, she told the council.

The contract recipients approved by the council are:

  • 516 Arts, up to $5,700
  • ABQ Artwalk, up to $1,000
  • Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Foundation, up to $2,900
  • Albuquerque Folk Festival, up to $3,600
  • Albuquerque Little Theater, up to $5,200
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, up to $5,500
  • AMP Concerts, up to $6,000
  • ArtsHub, up to $5,100
  • Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill, up to $5,100
  • Baila! Baila!, Inc., up to $2,900
  • Blackout Theatre Company, up to $3,200
  • Burque Blues/Southwest Research and Information Center, up to $1,300
  • Cardboard Playhouse Theater Company, up to $4,900
  • Casa Barelas, up to $5,400
  • Casa Flamenca, up to $5,900
  • Center for International Studies- ABQ International Assoc., up to $2,600
  • Desert Rose Playhouse, up to $5,000
  • Duke City Repertory Theater, up to $5,900
  • Ensemble Music New Mexico, up to $6,200
  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque, up to $5,100
  • Flamenco Works, Inc., up to $5,600
  • Friends of the Orphan Signs, up to $4,100
  • FUSION, up to $6,300
  • Gathering of Nations Limited, up to $4,700
  • Harwood Art Center of Escuela del sol Montessori, Inc., up to $6,200
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, up to $6,400
  • John Aaron Lewis Legacy Project/Outpost Productions Inc., up to $5,400
  • Katharsis Media Inc., up to $5,000
  • Keshet Dance Company, up to $6,800
  • La Plazita Institute, up to $6,300
  • Landmark Musicals, up to $1,800
  • Modern Albuquerque, up to $1,100
  • Mother Road Productions, up to $5,900
  • Musical Theater Southwest, up to $1,000
  • National Atomic Museum Foundation, up to $4,100
  • NDI New Mexico, up to $6,300
  • New Mexico Academy of Rock and Blues, up to $4,300
  • New Mexico Art League, up to $5,200
  • New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, up to $6,300
  • New Mexico Film Foundation, up to $1,700
  • New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, up to $5,800
  • New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Awards, up to $1,800
  • New Mexico Humanities Council/UNM, up to $1,900
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop, up to $5,900
  • New Mexico Philharmonic, up to $5,900
  • New Mexico Young Actors, Inc., up to $5,500
  • NM Peace Choir, up to $2,900
  • OFFCenter Community Arts Project, up to $3,500
  • Opera Southwest, up to $5,600
  • Outpost Productions Inc., up to $5,400
  • Quintessence Choral Artist of the Southwest, up to $5,600
  • Sanitary Tortilla Factory/SINC, up to $2,900
  • School Zone Institute, up to $5,100
  • SouthWest Writers, up to $4,900
  • The Adobe Theater, Inc., up to $3,500
  • The Children’s Hour Inc., up to $5,600
  • The National Institute of Flamenco, up to $6,900
  • The OT Circus, up to $2,000
  • Three Sisters Kitchen, up to $5,600
  • Tricklock Company, up to $6,600
  • Tskies Jewelers Co-Op, up to $4,000
  • Two Worlds, up to $5,800
  • Vortex Theatre, up to $5,600
  • West Central Community Development Group, up to $2,500
  • Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, up to $4,200
  • Working Classroom Inc., up to $6,000
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