Our Town

County of Bernalillo, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

$75,000

2014

The NEA grant will support a two-year community based cultural strategic planning effort to incorporate the arts into the Historic MainStreet Bridge Boulevard Corridor (HMSBC). Working with Creative Albuquerque, Working Classroom, and local youth artists, the county will build upon its 2013 cultural asset inventory to conduct community listening sessions and surveys that will inform a cultural strategic plan. A professional artist will be hired to work with young artists to develop an art piece based on the plan for the corridor. Other partners include the Partnership for Community Action and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The corridor is part of the historic Route 66 Scenic Byway; the County of Bernalillo has a population of 670,000.