What We Fund

Albuquerque's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund supports projects that enhance and enrich culture for city residents.

Opera SW

Opera Southwest, funded in part by UETF

Opera Southwest’s mission is to make opera enjoyable and accessible to audiences of all ages.

Opera Southwest provides performance opportunities for local and national professional singers, composers, musicians, designers, directors, and technicians. They also provide a subsidized ticket program for underserved audience members.

Visit www.operasouthwest.org

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What Types of Work Do We Fund?

UETF funds projects, not operating expenses. Following are important criteria used to evaluate each project.

  1. All projects must take place within the Albuquerque city limits.
  2. All projects should have a favorable economic or cultural impact on the city.  
  3. UETF funds Art, Music, Theater, Dance, History and Literature.

Projects funded in the past have included:

  • Arts/cultural educational workshops at community centers, schools, senior centers, public venues
  • Free performances, exhibits or cultural festivals
  • Audio, video or electronic productions
  • Oral histories, cultural research or plans
  • Historical or literary publications or programs

View archives of past projects funded by UETF