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Cultural Services

Information about Cultural Services in Albuquerque.

Enjoy Albuquerque's unique cultural events and attractions. Concerts and dancing, museums and wildlife, fireworks and holiday lights, parades, demonstrations, and more.

Resources for Families

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Being stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t stay active and learn new skills. Our local organizations are stepping up with lots of at-home activities to keep your family engaged, learning and having fun! Click the image to find this week's list.

Resources for Educators

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Educators: need help finding resources? Every week, we gather our top picks for locally produced educational resources focused on art, science, STEM and more. Click the image to find this week's list.

Creative Economy Relief 

Mayor Tim Keller and the Cultural Services Department believe in Albuquerque's Creative Economy and are ready to activate opportunities for arts organizations and local creatives to help sustain the creative ecosystem in our community. (News Release – April 7, 2020)

City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Fund Arts and Culture Project Recovery Funds
These funds will be immediately directed to fund Albuquerque arts and cultural non-profit organizations to enable them to continue to creatively provide arts and cultural programming for the community and employment for artists. Please follow the link to the UETF Arts and Culture Project Recovery Fund  for more information and to download the application guidelines. (UETF Application - Deadline: Wednesday, April 14)

Albuquerque Creative DIY Media
Funds for projects range from $75 to $2,500 to contract with local creatives and artists to create engaging, original, and creative video content that is ready-to-air and stream on the city’s public access channels, social media, and other digital platforms. (ABQ Creative DIY Media Application - Deadline: Friday, May 1)

Youth Engagement Digital Programming
Funds for projects range from $250 to $2,500 to contract with local creatives and teaching artists who can create original, engaging video content designed to engage youth in educational activities connected to tarts and culture that can be broadcast and streamed on the city’s public access channels and/or other digital platforms. (Youth Engagement Digital Programming Application - Deadline: Friday, May 1)

Creative Quarantine
In order to stay connected with creatives and to provide artists with a connection to the community, CSD invites artists, creatives, and makers to check in and introduce themselves (via video) and report on what they are currently working on, how they are staying creative during a time of uncertainty, how access to resources may have changed, etc. Videos should be 5 minutes or less and can be uploaded to Dropbox.
These compilation videos will be distributed through other digital platforms, such as, during weekly social engagement roundups. While this effort does not come with a monetary investment, it is a unique in-kind opportunity to connect with diverse audiences.
(Creative Quarantine Dropbox - Deadline: Saturday, May 30)

DIY Video Tips on Phones and Tablets

Questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Facilities & Attractions

ABQ BioPark

The ABQ BioPark is New Mexico's most visited destination.
Aquarium | Botanic Garden | Tingley Beach | Zoo

Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library System

Our libraries are a favorite spot here in Albuquerque with many events to support them.
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Albuquerque Museum

Always popular, the museum chronicles over 600 years of our City's history under its roof.
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Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Experience the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight.
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Historic Old Town

Old Town's history in Albuquerque is long and storied with new fun on the horizon.
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KiMo Theatre

The iconic KiMo Theatre offers a unique venue for quality entertainment in Downtown Albuquerque.
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South Broadway Cultural Center

This Center features a Theater, Multi-Purpose Room, Art Gallery and Library, and is a complete multicultural center.
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Albuquerque's most interactive children's museum. Explora has a unique public partnership with the City of Albuquerque.
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Event Permitting

Information about obtaining a City of Albuquerque event permit.
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GOV-TV is the local government access cable television channel in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Live stream.
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Public Art Urban Enhancement Division

Albuquerque has one of the oldest Public Art programs in the country.

Annual Reports to the Community

A report of the progress made at cultural facilities and attractions.

Transparency Information

Attendance, cost of services, materials borrowed and other data.
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2013 NEA Our Town Grant Program

Information and updates about the Grant Program.
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Partnership Proposal

Partner with the Cultural Services Department on an event or program.
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Upcoming Events

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