Mural and installation by local artist Reyes Padilla at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. Image courtesy of artist.

Artist Training Program

This spring, the Arts & Cultural District has been busy developing a new program that will provide educational opportunities for 10 local artists, such as financial literacy, mentorship, and business plans. The short and painless application will be available in late April – check back soon for the application! If you’d like to be added to our email list to receive notification when the application is available, please email

This program is in partnership with the City of Albuquerque’s Tipping Points Program and is made possible by a grant from New Mexico Gas.