MMAC receives funding from the New Mexico Arts (a division of the State Department of Cultural Affairs); New Mexico Humanities; the National Endowment for the Arts; BNSF Railroad; a private family foundation; and from contributions from its members and the general public. Please give generously to sustain the arts in Mountainair and the Estancia Valley area or sponsor a fund raising event.

Major funders of MMAC programs:
The Hancock Foundation
The McCune Foundation
Mountainair Public Schools

2015 Fundraising Campaign

MMAC is actively seeking donations in four major areas:
Youth: We would like to supplement programs and classes directed at area school children, especially because their after-school program and summer school have been eliminated by budget cuts. In the past we have been able to have members of the Santa Fe Opera, the New Mexico Dance Institute, and the Flamenco Dancers engage Mountainair Elementary School children in inspiring performances. We would like to continue similar events.

Mountain Arts on Broadway: This art center, which houses workshops, classes, studio space and performances for the community, costs about $5000 a year to run. The Community Mosaic program housed in this building has produced eight mosaic murals (click here to see Community Art) to beautify the Mountainair downtown district and attract cultural tourism. This community building and its civic programs need funding, materials and volunteers. Click here to see the art center’s wish list for materials and services still needed. Businesses pay only a portion of the cost of the murals while MMAC grantors and donors support the rest. The murals have become a showcase for the town, even generating inquires from other communities wanting to do something similar.

The Sunflower Festival: MMAC’s largest event costs thousands of dollars for entertainment, building rental and statewide advertising. The day-long festival attracts tourists providing revenue for area artists and businesses and entertainment for all who attend. While vendor fees generate income, they do not offset expenses. Your support ensures the future of this local tradition.

Cultural Programming: MMAC offers diverse cultural programming attracting people from Mountainair, the Estancia Valley and beyond. In 2113, MMAC partnered with the Mountainair Chamber of Commerce on a project on Maria de Agreda (see here) to bring tourists to Mountainair to see the mural depicting Maria de Agreda’s importance to the area, visit the nearby National Monument Pueblo Mission ruins, and attend Indian dances and festivals. New Mexico Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have made grants to make these programs possible. Because granting organizations and foundations are struggling, we anticipate fewer dollars, as well as more competition and effort to obtain them. Your membership demonstrates your commitment to MMAC’s overall efforts and strengthens our standing with grantors.

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