Arts

Arts

“Democrats recognize the role of the arts toward making a community attractive to its citizens, tourists, labor force, and business partners; and we are committed to investing in the arts to continue our state’s rich cultural heritage.”

We Affirm

1. The images that originate within indigenous New Mexico cultures are the intellectual property of that culture and should be protected; and

2. The arts contribute to community building, and to the emotional, physical, and intellectual health of individuals in our society in significant and important ways.

We Will

1. Support the arts through government funding, grants, marketing assistance, training, and increased market access;

2. Support programs and legislation that provide for the health, housing and well-being of New Mexico’s artists;

3. Increase awareness of entrepreneurial services and support, such as Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), within the arts community;

4. Restore public funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities;

5. Ensure that arts and music are included within all public-school curricula across New Mexico;

6. Work to connect local art communities with the New Mexico film industry;

7. Ensure that grant opportunities are fairly distributed among organizations and individual emerging artists in New Mexico; and

8. Globally brand New Mexico as a destination for domestic and international tourism


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