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City Announces Continuation of Resiliency Residency

Artists to benefit from new round of program developed by City’s Urban Enhancement Trust Fund.
July 07, 2023

The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) are pleased to announce a new round of the Resiliency Residency Program, which is designed to support artists and their creative projects.

Following the success of the 2022 program and the incredible contributions the funded artists made to Albuquerque’s creative community, the Arts & Culture and the UETF recognizes the importance of putting funds directly in the hands of artists. Learn more about the 2022 Resiliency Residency. Two non-profit organizations will serve as fiscal sponsors to a selection of artists.

The UETF was established in 1983 by the City of Albuquerque to support projects that enhance the city’s arts and cultural offerings and opportunities. The UETF Resiliency Residency Program was designed to support artists who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and was open to artists of all disciplines. The 2022 Residency cycle funded 90 artists $2,500 and brought Albuquerque plays, dance pieces, books, new research, and festivals to the community. This small grant grew to include so many more people and artists than the 90 who were originally approved.

Non-profit organizations who are interested in serving as fiscal sponsors for the 2024 Resiliency Residency cycle are invited to apply HERE by July 28 at 4 p.m. The selected organizations will contract with the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund to help craft the artist’s application, promote the call for artists to their networks, review and select from eligible artists, execute simple agreements between the artists to establish mutually agreed-upon expectations for each artist project, and provide a flow-through of funds to each artist.

For more information on the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund and to apply as a fiscal sponsor, please UETF website