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2024 UETF Artist Resiliency Residency

Information about the 2024 - 2025 UETF Artist Resiliency Residency.

Department of Arts and Culture 

City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund

2024 UETF Resiliency Residency

Open to artists of all disciplines living and working in the Greater Albuquerque Area

Award is $5,000

The Residency period is January 2024 – June 2025


What is the Resiliency Residency?

The UETF Resiliency Residency Program is a self-paced, “at-home” residency that encourages artists of all mediums and disciplines to play, experiment, research, and create. Developed as a response to COVID-19’s impact on the Albuquerque Arts Community, the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund staff and committee created a program that was as fluid and adaptable as the times it was developed in. Artists who receive the Residency are invited to use the funds to further their artistic practice and are asked to show a public presentation of the work at some point in the Residency period.

Projects are encouraged, but not required, to be completed at the end of the Residency period, and artists are invited to use funds as part of a larger grant, as leverage to get more funding, as intermediary funding between larger project phases, or as they see fit. In essence, this residency program is a way for artists to receive much needed funding with total trust from the funding organization that the money will be used to further their artistic careers, with recognition of the importance of putting money directly in the hands of artists.

The 2022 Residency cycle funded ninety artists $2,500 and brought Albuquerque plays, dance pieces, books, new research, and festivals. This small grant grew to include so many more people and artists than the ninety who were originally approved.

The 2024 Resiliency Residency cycle will include two new nonprofit organizations acting as fiscal sponsors, and twenty artists will receive $5,000 each. The UETF followed the advice of artists in the pilot program and have doubled the amount, for even more impact on the individual artist and the creative community they are a part of.

The UETF Program is pleased to announce that the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture was one of the recipients of the inaugural NM Economic Development Department Creative Industries Grant. $80,000 of that has been allocated to the UETF Resiliency Residency Program, specifically to fund 14 returning 2022 Resiliency Residency artists. Regular UETF funds in the amount of $100,000 will fund the 20 artists as stipulated in the FY24-24 UETF Resolution.

The second iteration of the UETF Resiliency Residency Program will focus on building the Residency community more deeply with studio visits and regular face-to-face check-ins. The RR II will emphasize connecting smaller groups for potential collaborations, stirred conversation, and cross-disciplinary exposure. The 2024 cycle will also include Roundtables and Workshops from experts in the arts and arts administration fields to encourage connection and conversation between the awarded artists and other members of the Albuquerque arts community.


2024-2025 UETF Resiliency Residency Artists and Partner Organizations

The 2024 Resiliency Residency cycle will include two new nonprofit organizations acting as fiscal sponsors, twenty artists, and fourteen returning 2022 Resiliency Residency artists. Each artist will receive $5,000 each. Following the advice of artists in the pilot program, the UETF doubled the amount for even more impact on the individual artist and the creative community they are a part of.

Due to UETF legal requirements, funds must flow through a local Albuquerque nonprofit arts or cultural organization. Learn more about the thirty-four 2024 UETF Resiliency Residency artists and partner organizations below.

2024 - 2025 UETF Resiliency Residency Artists

  • Adrian Pijoan - FUSION

  • Akilah Martinez - Katharsis Media

  • Andrés Salazar - Working Classroom

  • Beth Hansen - Katharsis Media

  • Carlos Menchaca - National Institute of Flamenco

  • Celine Gordon - Working Classroom

  • claudia hermano - Working Classroom

  • Dewey Devivi - Katharsis Media

  • Dominic Fraire - Katharsis Media

  • Eliot Anderberg - Working Classroom

  • Elizabeth Garland - FUSION

  • Emily Wright - Working Classroom

  • Endion Schichtel - Katharsis Media

  • Fumblers LLC dba Dust Wave - Katharsis Media

  • Gaby Hernandez - Katharsis Media

  • Gregory S Moss - Working Classroom

  • J P 제피 – Katharsis Media

  • Jen DePaolo - Keshet Center for the Arts

  • Juliana Coles – Working Classroom

  • Julianna Kirwin - FUSION

  • Julianna Massa – Keshet Center for the Arts

  • Karl Orozco - Working Classroom

  • Katie Dukes Walker – Katharsis Media

  • Katie Farmin – Katharsis Media

  • Lidón Patiño Berjas - National Institute of Flamenco

  • Lindsey Fromm – Working Classroom

  • mai doan – National Institute of Flamenco

  • Marco D Rivera - Working Classroom

  • Mary Lumley - Katharsis Media

  • Raven I Bright - Keshet Center for the Arts

  • Robert Bollinger - FUSION

  • Sarah Hogland-Gurulé – Working Classroom

  • Stephanie Baness - Katharsis Media

  • Vanessa Alvarado - Working Classroom

 2024 - 2025 UETF Resiliency Residency Partner Organizations 

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Katharsis Media

Katharsis Media at its foundation is an artist co-op with a focus on production and professional development for artists, with four pillars to its mission: 1) Educate, entertain, and inspire the community through the performing arts, 2) Provide a living wage for performing artists, 3) Foster and develop the talents and skills of artists, and 4) Provide access to resources, training, and career opportunities for performing artists. With this mission in mind, Katharsis intentionally designs programs and creates opportunities for those who are marginalized or underserved in the community.

Katharsis Media also runs the New Mexico Education Channel, which provides a unique opportunity to showcase artist work through broadcast. Whether the artist is a film artist or specializes in a different medium, the processes and work can be showcased on the channel as well as archived for future reference.  In addition to professional development in different aspects of filmmaking, Katharsis Media also has 4 large studios and 5 small studios available for use, as well as cameras, sound kits, lighting kits, and some specialty film equipment that they can provide if needed, as well as training on all of it. They also have studios with wood flooring and mirrors suitable for dance and movement, a small blackbox theatre, and a sound recording studio and podcast studio in the works. Katharsis is very excited about their resources being used and the art that will come out of it.

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Working Classroom

Working Classroom is a 36 year old arts and social justice organization. Today, they are known for being a youth serving organization, but historically have been an intergenerational art space. Then and now, teaching artists have been working artists - local, national, and international - at all levels of career development and Working Classroom’s community of artists, both student/pre-professional, and professional, often learn from and collaborate with each other. Many artists Working Classroom has worked with are at the start of their career, and their experience with the organization has helped them to build their teaching and facilitation skills, project management skills, and built their portfolio such that larger institutions have been willing to support these emerging talents.

Working Classroom is always looking to grow their network of artists and support their development. They are interested in supporting artists who have not had the same access as others and facilitating cross pollination between their current network and the selected Residency artists. Working Classroom has professional development available to creatives, and will use this to expand their programming. Above all, Working Classroom is interested in building a stronger community together.