NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
The 2023 Legislature passed House Bill 8 to establish a division to focus on growing Creative Industries in New Mexico. The measure was signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 5, 2023.
Creative Industries is defined by New Mexico Legislature in HB 8 is a business or person engaged in creative enterprises, including*:
*This does not include a business, organization, or person engaged in creative enterprises involving filming activities supported by the New Mexico Film Division of the Economic Development Department.
The Creative Industries Division is charged with supporting the state’s creative industries by:
The Legislature appropriated $2 million in one-time money (a special appropriation) to EDD to support HB8. The EDD is requesting recurring funding to support creative businesses in New Mexico as part of its 2025 fiscal year budget.
Request for Proposals (RFP) – Creative Industries Division StudyRFP# EDD-CIDS FY24-2
The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization or person to develop a Creative Industries Division Study.
EDD seeks a contractor to work with its team to develop a statewide plan for Creative Industries Division that includes viable program models, implementation partners, projected budgets, and an analysis of creative industry opportunities within the state.
The Procurement Manager will make every effort to adhere to the following schedule:
*Dates indicated in Events 6 through 12 are estimates only and may be subject to change without necessitating an amendment to the RFP.
Call for Projects (CFP) – Creative Industries Division Funding Opportunity
The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) announces a Call for Projects to provide funding for local government projects and programs that demonstrate the potential to stimulate community or economic development through creative industries.
Funds may be awarded in the form of an IGA (Intergovernmental Agreement).
Submit questions to Lucas.Pedraza@edd.nm.gov
Proposal Due Date: August 21, 2023
Please sign up to receive general updates regarding the Creative Industries Division and it’s offerings. If you would like to stay informed about the RFP, or would like to submit questions, you must contact the Procurement Manager at Shani.Harvie@edd.nm.gov.
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