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The NRGNHA Grant Cycle is currently CLOSED.  We will announce the Open Cycle this summer.

The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area provides grant funding to organizations whose work is in concert with the mission of the National Heritage Area. The photo above shows clay utensils made by students as part of a grant funded project to the Site Steward Foundation. The project resulted in a DVD on traditional pottery-making in Northern New Mexico. The DVD has been made available to public schools throughout Santa Fe County.

We have recently funded a documentary film in collaboration with the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) titled "Colcha Circle" which captures a wide-ranging discussion on this tradition with 11 acclaimed Colcha Artists from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Fiber art is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, and New Mexico is one of the few regions left in the United States where fiber art is thriving. Over the past centuries, fiber art has played a crucial role in the economy of this region. To fully understand and appreciate New Mexico’s diverse culture, rich traditions, and colorful history, you have to understand the art.

Running Time: 44 Minutes, Free Admission. Open to the Public.  Now Showing at The Heritage Center in Alcalde NM. Call (505) 852-0030 for information.  Also details are posted on our homepage of this site.

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Grants Funded

Over the last eight years the National Heritage Area has made grants available to over 60 organizations. The following document lists the different organizations who have received grants during the period for their projects: