We encourage all artists, thinkers and creative people at any stage in their career to apply. We seek to fund projects in all disciplines including performances, publications, public projects, interactive pieces, and studio-based work.
All proposals will be reviewed by a committee that includes curators, artists, writers, filmmakers and performers.
Proposals will be evaluated with the following in mind:
- Artistic quality
- Administrative skill (feasibility of your project, writing/work sample quality)
- Impact on your work
If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to attend a SPREAD event where you will make a short oral presentation (five minutes) so that SPREAD diners can get excited about your project. If your idea wins the most votes, you get the grant that evening (in cash!) and you will be invited to a future SPREAD dinner to talk about the progress of your project. Winners are advised to consult a tax professional regarding the appropriate treatment of the SPREAD grant for Internal Revenue Service purposes.
SPREAD micro-grants fund projects conceived by New Mexico-based artists. SPREAD grants are project specific and can be as much as $5,000 or more; they are not for funding an art gallery/non-profit organizations’ overall work and should be framed as a project. If you have a question about how this might apply to you, please use our contact page for any inquiries you might have. Please no calls.
SPREAD 4.0 submission form and details coming soon!
The submission deadline for the October 11, 2013 SPREAD is July 7, 2013 at 11:59pm.
Submissions selected for the October SPREAD will be announced this August.
Please review your proposal carefully prior to pressing the SUBMIT button as we will not be able to make any corrections or changes after submission. You may want to separately draft your responses and then cut and paste the text into this online form. You will not be able to save and return to the form for submission later. Thank you!