Creative Industries Funds Awarded to 18 Projects Statewide, Including Two From McKinley County: City of Gallup and Dine' College

2 Oct 2023

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SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD)
announced that 18 projects in 15 communities and 3 pueblos across New Mexico are
recipients of the inaugural Creative Industries Grant Awards.

The grants flow from House Bill 8, passed during the 2023 Legislature, that establishes
the Creative Industries Division as part of the Economic Development Department. The
newly announced grants will catalyze local communities and tribes to stimulate
advancement or economic development through creative industries. A total of $1.8
million is being awarded.

“The Creative Industries Grants support projects that demonstrate the potential to make a
significant impact on New Mexico’s creative industries economy. Following a competitive
process, the initiatives were chosen for their creativity and clear commitment to
advancing creative industry-based economic development by supporting businesses in
creative industries throughout New Mexico,” EDD Deputy Secretary Jon Clark said.
“These awards will provide crucial support for a wide range of initiatives, from cultural
preservation and arts education to community engagement and economic development.”

The 2023 recipients of the Creative Industries Grant Awards are found here