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The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) has been selected to serve as a Cultural Hub for the Artists At Work (AAW) initiative in partnership with THE OFFICE performing arts + film. The department is searching for four local artists to collaborate on social impact initiatives during a year-long, paid artist residency through an open call at https://bit.ly/3ohiRrK

For 12 months, each participating artist will receive a living wage salary of $32,500, plus healthcare benefits.

AAW is a workforce resilience program designed to support the rebuilding of healthy communities through artistic civic engagement. Conceived as a public/private partnership, the program will provide a salary, plus full health benefits and professional development resources directly to participating artists; provide financial support to participating local cultural organizations; and connect both to the work of local social impact initiatives in areas such as child welfare, food and housing security, antiracism, physical and mental health, justice reform, sustainable and equitable development, environmental justice and climate resiliency, and immigration. It is designed to impact the whole ecosystem of a community.

Artists interested in applying can find the application at https://bit.ly/3ohiRrK

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 26 no later than 7 pm.

  • Select qualified artist candidates through an ad hoc committee comprised of CABQ Staff, local artists and local organizational partners.
  • Assist
  • To apply for this program, please fill out the online form at https://bit.ly/3ohiRrK