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JUNE 19-23, 2019


2018 Beneficiaries

Opera Southwest
National Hispanic Cultural Center
New Mexico Jazz Workshop
Working Classroom

Our Cause

The arts in New Mexico public schools have been severely reduced and, in some cases, eliminated. It is crucial to expose children to creativity and expression at an early age and througout their educational experience. New Mexico is blessed with a culture of creativity that can allow us to thrive for generations to come, if we take advantage of early opportunities. Funds distributed through Vintage Albuquerque support arts, music, dance, theater and other artistic education programs.

Opera Southwest

Opera Southwest’s mission is to produce quality, professional, enjoyable and accessible opera in an intimate setting for audiences of all ages. In their 45 year history, they have endeavored to play a leadership role in arts education within the community with the recent world premier of commissioned opera, Bless Me Ultima their latest initiative. Opera Southwest has experienced modest operating profits along with enhanced artistic excellence for the last 4 years which allowed them to present their first 3-opera season ever in 2017/18.

Working Classroom

Working Classroom cultivates the artistic, civic and academic minds of youth by providing access to in-depth art, theater and new media training that promotes diverse voices in the arts, nurtures intellectual curiosity, and demands a more equitable society. They support and connect their students to professional opportunities so they contribute to the creative economy and build a better world.

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National Hispanic
Cultural Center

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is proud to serve approximately 30,000 school-age students each year by providing motivating and meaningful educational opportunities in humanities and sciences. They offer school day events, family events, community programming, exhibitions, online resources, summer institutes, teacher trainings, and our library holdings. For every program they offer, they strive to provide exceptional arts learning and a social investigative experience. They remain focused on serving as a catalyst and inspiration for youth in entering a deep connection to and exploration of their rich Hispanic cultural identities and the places that have shaped them.

New Mexico
Jazz Workshop

For over 40 years, the NM Jazz Workshop has ensured access to a higher quality of life through music education and performance. With a focus on uniquely-American Jazz, they deliver high quality concerts featuring local, national and international artists. Music education plays an equally important role and the Jazz Workshop reaches 5,000 young people annually through five unique music programs. They include: the South Valley Band Project (free out of school time music classes for at-risk middle schoolers); Digital Technology Project (music composition and mixing classes for teens who are incarcerated or on probation); Jazz Camp (a jazz-focused camp for teens); Camp Bee-Jammin’ (music & arts camp for children); and Roots of Jazz (free engaging music programs delivered to APS schools).

Previous Beneficiaries

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
Popejoy Schooltime Series
Art in the School
APS Fine Arts Programs
NDI – New Mexico
Albuquerque Museum Foundation
Albuquerque Youth Symphony
Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theater