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Let's talk about the state's arts economy

2018 Traditional Spanish Market
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2018 Traditional Spanish Market

Let’s Talk New Mexico, 7/11 8a: New Mexico may be the perfect place for the arts to thrive. We have a rich culture with both Indigenous and outside influences that fosters expression in a variety of ways, from sculpture and painting to theater and poetry, to name a few. The cultural enrichment provided by creative endeavors has a valuable side effect – it makes money. A recent report shows the state’s arts and culture industry generated $740 million in economic activity in 2022 and supported over 9,000 jobs.

On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we’ll discuss the state’s arts and creative economy, from painting and sculpture to festivals and trading posts. We’d like to hear from you, too. Are you a patron of the arts or a creative artist or entrepreneur? Do you make your living as a creative or supplement or your income with the arts? Email letstalk@kunm.org, leave a voice message by clicking the link below, or call in live at 505-277-5866 Thursday morning from 8-9am.


Related Reading:
"Economic and Social Impact Study of New Mexico’s Arts and Culture Industry," New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

"Why You Need To Be In Santa Fe This July," Cowboys and Indians

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Kaveh Mowahed is a reporter with KUNM who follows government, public health and housing. Send story ideas to kaveh@kunm.org.
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