The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is continually grateful for the support of our donors, which allows us to serve our Mission. We acknowledge the generosity of the following organizations and agencies that uplift the programs and services of IPCC. Their vision and commitment allow us to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and advance understanding of the accomplishments and evolving history of New Mexico’s Pueblo people.
Funding from the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation supported a Youth Camp held this fall where indigenous, independent filmmaker Marcella Ernest mentored University of New Mexico students to facilitate their final project–a video documentary on the PIVOT Native Youth Workshop held recently at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. There, established Native artists imparted hands-on techniques to middle schoolers, sharing the vision and inspiration that created extraordinary, multi-genre images rendered on nearly 100 skateboard decks. The documentary will highlight the workshop and participating artists and is expected to play in the PIVOT exhibition area through mid-February 2023 so guests can learn more about the extraordinary art and the creative talent behind PIVOT: A Skateboard Deck Art show.
With the support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is excited to announce the opportunity to advance our popular Indigenous Wisdom Curriculum to reach up to additional 150 K-12 educators throughout New Mexico in 2023. Our focus will be on adding STEM instruction to enhance the current curriculum, with a focus on science-related topics, e.g., Indigenous agricultural practice and providing ongoing professional development sessions.
Endorsed by the State of New Mexico Indian Advisory Council, the current curriculum contains over 120 Lesson plans; it has assisted over 300 teachers to educate thousands of students about the factors that shape Natives’ community, governmental, cultural and personal relationships.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) strives to promote and advance traditional and contemporary Pueblo arts, culture, and lifestyles. The generous funding of the Albuquerque Community Foundation supports operational expenses related to our artistic dance program, the only venue in North America offering native dances year-round. Dance was also an integral component of the IPCC’s newest event–the Indigenous Cultural Arts Festival–held early June of 2022 to an appreciative audience of several hundred.
The project–Native Artists Impart Vision, Wisdom to Youth & Larger Community–has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan in partnership with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (atalm.org).
For this project, the Cultural Center will utilize the passion, creativity and deep cultural influence of several Native artists, who will provide lectures and hands-on demonstrations to individuals from youth through adults. Featured artists include Shaun Beyale, whose landmark work “Testament of Empowerment” is currently on display at the IPCC Artists Circle Gallery, as well as several Native artists from our popular PIVOT exhibit.
In January 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) announced 200 libraries nationwide to receive grants through the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries. The Library/Archives of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was one of just five organizations to receive the award in New Mexico to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Funds will support salary for a staff member to assist with programming, reference desk duties and assisting patrons. Additionally, funds will facilitate professional development for staff, honorariums to advance library programming and key equipment and supplies.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was selected to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funds will be used to support jobs, manage facilities, and other costs so our local arts and cultural communities can recover from the pandemic.
As part of its commitment to supporting economic opportunity and upward mobility, Bank of America is proud to support the IPCC’s Indian Pueblo Kitchen to Facilitate Career-Ready Natives program. This initiative has been designed to assist Pueblo and Urban Native Americans acquire the skills and training necessary to find fulfilling, stable jobs.
The United Way of Central New Mexico is proud to support the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, which will expand into a teaching kitchen while still serving breakfast and lunch to Cultural Center staff and visitors. IPK will provide exciting opportunities for students to learn Indigenous cooking techniques and restaurant operations and management in an engaging, collaborative environment—preparing them for a future in the hospitality industry.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Library & Archives is the only special collections research library devoted to preserving the history and culture of Pueblo people. A generous grant from the American Library Association will allow the library to hire back staff, upgrade computers that are ten years old, and purchase new books and other resources for the community.
City of Albuquerque and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund supported the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s multi-media marketing efforts during the pandemic, helping to keep IPCC’s programs and events top-of-mind.
National Endowment for the Arts provided partial funding for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Creative Startups for entrepreneurial training for Native Americans under the Indian Pueblo Opportunity Center program. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has supported the Indian Pueblo Culture Center to challenge racial inequities and improve the well-being of Pueblo Native American children and their families by supporting leadership development and engagement, advocacy, self-organizing, data sovereignty and other programmatic priorities by the All Pueblo Council of Governors.
Support for this Indian Pueblo Cultural Center post-pandemic jumpstart is provided by the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund which was established as part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s COVID-19 response to sustain the arts and humanities.
Partial funding provided for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Resilience Garden—specifically for its SEEDS program—Sowing Ecological Education for Delivering Sustainable Stewardship—awarded by the Colorado Plateau Foundation.
Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF): Provided funding to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center address challenges faced by Pueblos of accessing healthy food and connecting to their culture and to support the Resilience Garden and its programming, which IPCC also carries offsite to other locations around New Mexico.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends on the generosity of donors, members, and volunteers to advance our mission. For more information, click here.