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Landis Pulido Selected as CityMaker

Program Brings Local Artists to the Public Sector to Impact and Inspire Communities.
December 18, 2023

The City of Albuquerque's Department of Arts & Culture proudly announces the selection of Landis Pulido for the 2023-24 term of its CityMakers program. This initiative continues to bridge the gap between Albuquerque's vibrant artistic community and the public sector, fostering the creation of impactful projects that inspire and uplift communities, while paying local artists living wages for their contributions.

Over the next 10 months, Irlanda "Landis" Pulido will collaboratively and individually engage in projects with various City departments, amplifying the intersection of art and civic development.

"Creatives bring unique approaches to problem-solving. We eagerly anticipate the positive social impact that the next two CityMakers will bring to our local civic institutions and the innovative ideas they will share with our cultural venues," Dr. Shelle Sanchez, director of Arts & Culture said.

Irlanda "Landis" Pulido is a queer-Chicane-Indigene multidisciplinary artist, cultural worker, educator, and healing justice practitioner that leans into the teachings of their elders, wisdom of plant medicine, and power of movement to support their creative practice. They believe in inviting the breath, gentle touch, and collective story to support creating an inclusive space to invite wholeness, imagination, joy, and play. Landis is grateful to the many community spaces and classrooms over the years that have trusted in their facilitation to co-create and build together.

"I am filled with gratitude to be on this journey as a CityMaker. I hold close a compromiso, a promise to carry out a shared practice for creative wellness with the vision of weaving movement medicine, shared story, earth grounding emphasizing the power in collaboration with each other, these lands, the beautiful community of Burque." -- Landis Pulido, 2023-24 Albuquerque CityMaker