Now in its fourth year, the Fulcrum Fund is an annual grant program of 516 ARTS is a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

This award provides direct grants to artists in amounts of $2,000 to  $10,000 totaling $60,000 in support of the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that generate meaningful shared experiences and showcase projects that inspire curiosity, engagement and  dialogue. This opportunity serves as an essential support structure to enable artists to expand existing work and pivot in new directions and is intended to be a springboard for artistic processes that are experimental and forward thinking, while celebrating projects that may not fit into the traditional museum and gallery systems. Eligible artists and collectives whose work centers around visual arts and who are based within an 80-mile radius of Albuquerque are welcome to apply.

Grants from the Fulcrum Fund are for individual artists. 501(c)3 organizations, commercial businesses, and students that are currently enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year are ineligible.  

BEGINNING IN 2019: In previous years, applicants were required to collaborate with someone (another artist/individual or group) but beginning this year, that is not longer required. Artists can now apply for projects in which they are the sole creator.  

Please consult the full Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available on the Fulcrum Fund page. 


When completing your application:

Boxes marked with an (*) are required. 

Images & Other Media: Submit up to 5 images sized to 1200 pixels in any direction at 100 dpi. Jurors will review a maximum of 2 minutes of video documentation per video supplied.

Budget: Applicants must upload a budget form for their project. Be sure to include any expenses you anticipate including, but not limited to: artist/participant/contractor/fabrication fees or honoraria, venue rental fee, permits, materials, marketing and printing, website and hosting, rental and/or equipment purchase, travel, food (in the case of receptions) etc... See an example budget form HERE

Don't forget to Include in-kind-related expenses (if applicable) and make sure that income and expenses are equal. i.e the entire funding amount (income) you are requesting is accounted for as expenses so that there is no money left over. NOTE: Including in-kind amounts will not impact your application one way or the other.

For questions regarding the application process or eligibility email

You will always have the opportunity to update and edit your profile, but BE SURE TO SAVE YOUR DRAFT AS YOU WORK (Save button at the bottom of the application) 

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