Southwest New Mexico Arts Culture and Tourism
201 N. Hudson Street
Silver City, NM 88061
The Silver City Arts and Cultural District is a distinctive area in Silver City where historic architecture, an excellent eclectic mix of design, niche businesses, and a concentration of artistic and cultural activities foster civic pride, provide opportunities for local creative enterprise, and contribute to a unique, authentic, and stimulating experience for residents and visitors
The purposes for which this Corporation is organized include preserving, enhancing, and sustaining rural economic development initiatives and the creative economy in Southwestern New Mexico including Silver City and Grant County through education, cultural and historic preservation, promotion of tourism, sponsoring arts and cultural events, operation of arts and cultural facilities, beautification and installation of public works and monuments, and engaging the community in arts and cultural activities. The Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture and Tourism shall also serve as 1) a vehicle for supporting cooperative initiatives for creative enterprise, 2) a repository of resources as well as a provider of services, and events for developing and promoting local artists and arts programs, cultural entrepreneurs, and arts and cultural educator, 3) an advocate for civic support and engagement in local art and cultural activity, and, 4) an intermediary that convenes local government, community-based organizations, residents and other stakeholders for the development of partnerships dedicated to sustaining the creative economy.
The Corporation may receive, administer and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the above purposes; provided, however, that the Program shall only engage in activities that are in the purview of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding sections of any prior or future law.