Funds by Category: Arts, Media & Museums

Arts, Media & Museums





College of Fine Arts

  • Arts Leadership + Business Fund

    The Arts Leadership and Business (ALB) minor is open to all majors at the University of New Mexico and provides undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on professional development, entrepreneurial studies designed for the creative sector, and foundations in arts administration. Whether students wish to work for arts organizations or become entrepreneurs, the ALB curriculum is... Read more »
  • College of Fine Arts ARTS Lab – General

    ARTS Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary center for emerging media with an emphasis on immersive and interactive media. The Art, Research, Technology & Science Lab supports education, research, production and presentation for the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, as well as other colleges, and the greater community.
  • College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund

    Investing future of professional artists benefits our university, our community, and beyond. The arts are an economic driver in New Mexico, and our UNM Fine Arts students will be global leaders in the arts, and innovators who contribute to every profession. The lives of students, faculty, and staff are enriched by the financial support of... Read more »
  • Concert Choir Fund

    Led by Dr. David Edmonds, the UNM Concert Choir has been recognized across the state and region for performances of the highest artistic caliber. Open to all students regardless of major, the Concert Choir includes the most advanced singers on campus and regularly collaborates with other choral and instrumental ensembles to present masterworks of the... Read more »
  • Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Jameson Freeman Endowed Fund for Dance

    Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a Santa Fe native, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dana is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He founded Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC.org) in 1992. It is the preeminent modern dance company in the Washington, D.C. region. He is the first ever... Read more »
  • Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives

    The Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives is being established to support the Special Initiatives and emerging opportunities that further the mission of the College of Fine Arts.
  • Department of Music Opera Fund

    Our program presents two productions in the academic year. All students in Opera Theater are given the opportunity to perform in the opera scenes performances or the fully staged opera production accompanied by the UNM Symphony Orchestra. All of our costumes come from the Santa Fe Opera. Our goal is to educate and develop the... Read more »
  • Friends of Music Scholarship Fund

    The Friends of Music have been awarding scholarships to deserving musicians at the UNM Department of Music for the past 50 years. Friends of Music also present a variety of musicales and other events and performances, and has provided support and hospitality for UNM music student recipients of the Friends of Music Scholarships.
  • John Clark Choral Endowed Scholarship

    John Miller Clark, September 21, 1940 ~ December 30, 2017 This fund honors John Clark, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico from 1972 – 2005. Professor Clark was a leading figure in choral music in the state of New Mexico for a generation of singers and this... Read more »
  • Leah Menezes Lee Art Education Scholarship

    Leah Menezes Lee was an artist and teacher with children and adults in schools, universities, museums, dojos, and city streets. She was both a visual artist of murals, sculpture, and painting, and a martial artist of karate, krav maga, and tai chi. Leah was a dedicated educator and her teaching included being an instructor at... Read more »
  • Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship

    The Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship Fund was created to honor Tamarind’s director for over thirty years. This fund will directly support a student enrolled in Tamarind’s one-year Printer Training Program.
  • Music Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

    The UNM Department of Music Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of concerts, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, music equipment and much more. See our website at music.unm.edu for information.
  • Social Media Workgroup

    The Social Media Workgroup (SMW) is an interdisciplinary art, science and engineering educational research laboratory based at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) that has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on experience with designing and creating STEAM (Science Technology Engineering and Math + the Arts) projects using mobile media,... Read more »
  • String Pedagogy Family Fund and Mad About Music Fund

    Mad About Music is the advanced repertoire class and touring group of the University of New Mexico Lab School. These talented young middle/high school musicians have been invited to perform across the United States and even internationally. Click here to see the group perform.
  • Suellen Gornall Endowed Scholarship in Music

    This endowment honors Suellen Gornall, who liked to study, listen to and perform various types of music, including folk, pop, and musical theater. Her favorite types of music were choral and classical. She performed in many amateur chorus groups throughout her life, including at The University of New Mexico. This fund supports a full-time student, in good academic standing,... Read more »
  • Tamarind Institute

    Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to... Read more »
  • Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund

    The Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund was established in 2017 to provide the director, Diana Gaston, with funds to further the educational reach and artistic mission of Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master... Read more »
  • The Department of Film and Digital Arts Chair’s Fund

    Famous for the unique light and landscape that attract artists and scholars from around the globe, New Mexico is ranked as a “film hotspot” by Hollywood Reporter. Albuquerque itself has been designated as the best place for filmmakers to live and work by Moviemaker magazine, and Netflix has recently adopted the city as its only... Read more »
  • Theatre and Dance Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

    The UNM Department of Theatre & Dance Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of performances, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, equipment and much more. See our website at theatre.unm.edu for information.
  • Tony Giaimo Memorial Scholarship in Clarinet Studies

    The Tony Giaimo Memorial Scholarship in Clarinet Studies was established by Tony’s nephew, William Liotta, Professor of Theatre, Head of Design, Lighting and Sound Design at UNM. Tony Giaimo was a singer, saxophonist, and a top-tier clarinetist. He sang for Frank Sinatra on many occasions, and sang with Dean Martin. He met star after star... Read more »
  • UNM Art Museum Acquisitions Fund for Diversity and Equity

    The UNM Art Museum seeks to increase diversity in the permanent collection. Funds generated will be used to acquire works of art by and about women, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color, particularly Native American and Latinx artists. The first acquisition in the fall of 2019 will be photographic portraits by of transgender and gender... Read more »
  • UNM Children’s Chorus

    The UNM Children’s Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus serving boys and girls in the Albuquerque metro area between the ages 7 and 12.  Any child who wishes to sing is welcome. The UNM Children’s Chorus is a program started in cooperation with the UNM Music Prep School and the UNM University Chorus, both groups seeing... Read more »
  • UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust

    The UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust supports the musical legacy of Robb, furthers his inspiring commitment to education, and advances the music of the Southwest. Robb served as dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts from 1942-57 and was responsible for starting the UNM Symphony and many other educational initiatives. A composer himself,... Read more »
  • UNM Summer Music Institute

    The UNM string faculty is pleased to present the UNM Summer Music Institute for accomplished collegiate and high school musicians. Participants will be immersed in daily chamber music coaching, instrumental master classes, a solo competition, student and faculty recitals, special music topic lectures, and much more. Our goal is to be able to offer full... Read more »

Harwood Museum

  • Harwood Education Program

    Inspire children to think creatively. The Harwood Museum of Art educational programs engages thousands of area youth, providing school-time, summer and outreach arts education to the community, reaching 88 percent underserved children in a population that is 56.1 percent Hispanic or Latino and 7.5 percent Native American. If you would like funds to be specifically... Read more »
  • Harwood Exhibitions and Collections

    The Harwood presents exhibitions from its permanent art collection, special changing exhibitions of regional artists, and shows by important international artists. Through its exhibitions, the Harwood strives to connect people to the rich artistic past of Taos as well as to promote talent of current artists from Taos and beyond. For information on sponsoring a... Read more »
  • Harwood Foundation Endowment

    Since 1923, as it approaches its centennial, the Harwood Museum has been a vital cultural center for Taos and northern New Mexico. Your unrestricted gift to the general endowment will provide investment income that can be used when needed for not only programs but critical and often overlooked support for operations.
  • Harwood Museum Annual Fund

    Since 1923, the Harwood Museum has been a vital cultural center for Taos and northern New Mexico. Your unrestricted gift enables the Harwood to continue to bring you exhibitions and educational programs that enrich the lives of 26,000 locals visitors and children each year.
  • Harwood Public Programs

    Engage audiences in the arts. The Harwood presents a wide array of films, concerts, ballet lectures and forums to stimulate and invigorate the Taos community. Help keep a vibrant art center alive and these creative experiences accessible to the public.

Maxwell Museum

  • Hibben Trust for Anthropology Graduate Students Fund

    The Hibben Trust for Anthropology Graduate Students Fund is supported by the Frank C. Hibben Charitable Trust.The Trust was endowed by the late Dr. Frank C. Hibben, an archaeologist who was a Professor of Anthropology and former Director of the Maxwell Museum at UNM.These funds support graduate education in anthropology and consist of annual awards... Read more »
  • Mari Lyn Salvador Fund for Museum Studies

    This fund extends the legacy of Mari Lyn Salvador, Chief Curator of the Maxwell Museum and Professor of Anthropology, from 1978-2004. This fund will support students in the UNM Museum Studies Program and invest in the continued cultivation of museum scholars committed to accessible collections, repatriation, and collaboration. Proceeds will help fund student research, internships,... Read more »
  • Maxwell Museum Archives and Library Fund

    The Maxwell Museum Archives and Library hold the history of American Anthropology and Southwestern Archaeology at UNM. Your gift helps to preserve the extensive research records, field notes, maps, photos, and other research documents for future generations.
  • Maxwell Museum Education, Curation and Research Fund

    Support the three pillars of the Maxwell Museum: 1. education and community engagement; 2. care of collections that tell the human story from 2 million years ago until today; and 3. innovative anthropological research. Your gift will be used where the need is greatest to support Albuquerque’s oldest public museum.
  • Maxwell Museum Exhibits General Fund

    Support the Maxwell Museum’s exploration of the human experience by contributing to exhibitions featuring unique and fascinating anthropological collections, objects, and images and the rich stories that they tell.
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    Founded in 1932, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology was the first public museum in Albuquerque. As a University of New Mexico Museum, the Maxwell serves a public and educational mission to increase knowledge and understanding of the human cultural experience through education research, public service and stewardship. Your support helps keep the museum free and open... Read more »
  • Passport to People Program Fund

    Your gift to the Maxwell Museum Passport to People program will help support multi-generational thematic Family Day educational events that explore exhibitions, topics, and cultures of people around the world. Participants complete activities such as hands-on projects, connecting with special community guests, artists and musicians, and exploring museum exhibits, and receive stamps in a “passport”... Read more »
  • Smith Family Totem Pole Fund

    The restored Tlowitsis Nation Smith Family Totem Pole now stands in UNM’s Hibben Center. The Maxwell Museum is asking for your help to support its continuing care including permanent exhibition that tells the story of the pole’s history and conservation. Please help! Your contribution fosters stewardship and upkeep of the pole.
  • The Garth and Elaine Bawden Adopt-a-Bus Program

    The Garth and Elaine Bawden Adopt-a-Bus Program fund will support APS Title One 3rd – 5th grade classes to visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology for our signature People of the Southwest educational museum program. Bus transportation is awarded on a lottery basis, and in addition to the museum program, students discover and explore the... Read more »

Museum of Southwestern Biology

  • Biology Genomic Resources Division Fund

    The Museum of Southwestern Biology Genomic Resources Division Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator to obtain and curate new specimens upgrade facilities and support students to meet our strategic goals.
  • Friends of the UNM Herbarium Fund

    This endowed fund is used to support the operations of the UNM Herbarium at the Museum of Southwestern Biology for purposes including, but limited, to augmenting herbarium research, education and maintenance, at the discretion of the Herbarium Curator.
  • Hayward Student Fund in Mammalogy

    This fund supports endowed stipends that benefit students studying mammalogy while working at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Preference is given to undergraduate students from Latin America or who have an interest in working in Latin America following graduation.
  • James S. Findley Fund

    James S. Findley Fund supports student field research through the Museum of Southwestern Biology. The Fund honors Emeritus Faculty member, Jim Findley who made many outstanding contributions to the Museum (Director and Curator) and Biology Department (Professor and Chair). Dr. Findley inspired many undergraduate students in his courses in Vertebrate Biology, Mammalogy, Tropical Biology, and... Read more »
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Amphibians & Reptiles Division Fund

    This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Amphibians & Reptiles Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Amphibians & Reptiles Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Arthropods Division Fund

    This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Arthropods Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Arthropods Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Director’s Fund

    The Museum of Southwestern Biology Director’s Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Museum Director to acquire new specimens through fieldwork to enhance existing collections or support students as we meet the strategic goals of the Museum of Southwestern Biology.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Endowment Fund

    The Museum of Southwestern Biology Endowment Fund provides for special opportunities to enhance the world-class collections through acquiring new specimens enhancing existing collections or supporting students at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Fishes Division Fund

    This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Fishes Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Fishes Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Herbarium Division Fund

    This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Herbarium Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Herbarium Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Mammal Division

    The Museum of Southwestern Biology Mammal Division Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of Mammals to conduct field expeditions obtain and curate new specimens and support students to meet our strategic goals.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology: Division of Genomic Resources Endowed Fund

    This fund provides programmatic support for the Division of Genomic Resources (DGR) within the Museum of Southwestern Biology. The DGR is a cryogenic archive of tissue samples from vertebrates, invertebrates, parasites and DNA from other MSB divisions and outside collections. It is worldwide in scope with strong holdings from taxa of the Southwestern United States,... Read more »
  • New Mexico Natural Heritage Program Endowment

    This endowment fund supports the mission of the Natural Heritage Program to provide scientific research, education, and information dissemination for conservation in the state of New Mexico. Please visit nmnhp.unm.edu to learn more about the New Mexico Natural Heritage Program and its products and services. Natural Heritage New Mexico is a division of the Museum of... Read more »
  • Terry L. Yates Endowment for Field Mammalogy

    Established by former Professor Terry Yates, Chair of Biology, Director of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and Vice President for Research and Economic Development, this fund’s purpose is to assist and train biology students in specimen-based mammalogy and field research aimed at diversifying and expanding the archive of specimens in the Mammal Collection of the... Read more »
  • Urgent Priorities for The Bird Collection: Ongoing Activities in Avian Biodiversity Research, Teaching and Curation at the Museum of Southwestern Biology

    This fund provides direct support to meet urgent needs of UNM’s Collection of Birds, an actively growing resource for cutting-edge research, and a hub for student training. Students are doing fantastic research projects on bird evolution and conservation. Supporters are urged to make an appointment with the curator for a behind-the-scenes tour (contact Chris Witt,... Read more »

Popejoy Hall

  • Popejoy Capital Campaign

    Popejoy Hall facility improvements including, but not limited to: stagehouse expansion, lighting and sound equipment, rigging systems, artist dressing room improvements and lobby renovation.
  • Popejoy Hall Benefactor Program

    Individuals and Corporations who contribute annually through the Benefactor program support outstanding entertainment, a wide variety of community outreach, and help maintain the overall operations of the theater. Popejoy Hall provides the highest quality arts experience and offers Benefactors many exclusive benefits. Make your gift today and help support world-class professional performances that engage and... Read more »
  • Popejoy Hall Excellence Fund

    The first endowment created to improve affordability and accessibility to programming, enhance educational programs, and support bringing quality artists to Popejoy Hall.
  • Popejoy Hall General Fund

    Your gift allows Popejoy Hall to continue and expand world class entertainment and arts education that directly serve and impact the residents of New Mexico. Contributions are essential for our ongoing operation and continuing support. With your help, we will raise the funds needed to continue our mission, to provide access to the performing arts... Read more »
  • Popejoy Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship

    The Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship was created in 1977 by Hiram and Patsy Sherman of Albuquerque to memorialize their son, Jeffrey Sherman. Jeffrey was a UNM student who worked as an intern backstage at Popejoy Hall. The Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding student employees at Popejoy Hall.
  • The Popejoy Schooltime Series

    The Popejoy Schooltime Series is the largest performing arts education program in the state. Since its inception in 1996, the Schooltime Series has served more than one million students and is designed to make the performing arts accessible for all children. Your support will help us continue to excite, inspire and educate school children in... Read more »

Tamarind Institute

  • Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship

    The Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship Fund was created to honor Tamarind’s director for over thirty years. This fund will directly support a student enrolled in Tamarind’s one-year Printer Training Program.
  • Tamarind Institute

    Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to... Read more »
  • Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund

    The Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund was established in 2017 to provide the director, Diana Gaston, with funds to further the educational reach and artistic mission of Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master... Read more »

UNM Art Museum

  • UNM Art Museum General Fund

    Support the UNM Art Museum and ensure the continued excellence of our programs and collection with your annual gift. Get involved with the Museum by participating in dynamic programming, engaging social events and taking part in meaningful learning opportunities. The UNM Art Museum relies on the generous contributions of donors to support a robust schedule... Read more »

UNM Press

  • UNM Press – Art and Photo Books Endowment

    The Art and Photography Books Series showcases New Mexico’s world renowned spectacular traditions in art photography sculpture and all other forms of artistic expression that inspire the creative peoples who live and produce art in the Land of Enchantment. Funds given to this series will help support two to three titles each year including support... Read more »
  • UNM Press – Children’s Multicultural Books

    Publications in the Children’s Multicultural Books series contribute to the sharing of information across cultures. This series includes a variety of bilingual books that can help contribute to the development of literacy in elementary school children. Donations will support two to four books each year and go toward the hiring of independent artists and translators.
  • UNM Press – General Endowment

    The University of New Mexico Press endowment is used to support critical work with New Mexico writers, scholars, and artists, as well as general operations, and serves as a vital source of permanent funding for the Press. 2019 is not only the 90th anniversary of the UNM Press, it also marks the beginning of a... Read more »
  • UNM Press – Guth Young Reader Science Series

    Science literacy allows people to draw upon scientific principles and processes to participate in discussions of issues that impact society. In that light the Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for middle school readers focuses on what is observable in the world to help make science and mathematics topics both comprehensible and engaging. The... Read more »
  • UNM Press – M. B. Christiansen Poetry Series

    The Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series publishes two to four books a year that engage and give voice to the realities of living working and experiencing the West and the Border as places and as metaphors. The purpose of the series is to expand access to and the audience for quality poetry both single volumes... Read more »
  • UNM Press- Friends of UNM Press

    UNM Press is a nonprofit publisher that produces books for a variety of readers and some of our most important books have too small an audience to recover their costs. Your contribution to the Friends of UNM Press Fund can more immediately help us defray a variety of operational and publication-related expenses.


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