Funding projects that enhance and enrich the cultural environment of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
National Dance Institute of New Mexico, funded in part by UETF
The National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM) strives to reach children who need our programs the most regardless of language, culture or physical challenges.
NDI-NM teaches that teamwork, tenacity, discipline and joyful effort can equal success—that hard work and an uncompromising standard of excellence result in a genuine sense of achievement and self-respect that can change the life of a child, any child.
The Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) is a public endowment created by the Albuquerque City Council in 1983 to fund both capital and cultural projects. In 2004, the City Council amended the ordinance to provide that all funds available from the endowment should be directed to cultural projects.
The ordinance also provides for an eleven-member citizens' committee called the UETF Committee that is responsible for establishing guidelines, criteria for project selection for each two-year granting cycle and oversight for each funded project throughout the two years.