The Tac Arts Council recent project with the Teen Arts Club Studio Exhibition was included in the December edition of the BeyondTaos Newsletter.

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beyond taos art calendar december

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has recently released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. We also have a free, interactive, national arts vibrancy county heat map. The National Association of Counties contributed an article about it for our blog recently, as well as Franklin County, OH. The relevance and contributions of arts and culture to every-day life and community economies are real and provide Americans a rich artistic and cultural legacy. We’re thrilled to celebrate arts vibrancy in communities large and small across the country.

Below is a screen shot of our interactive arts vibrancy county heat map. We provide scores for every county's Arts Dollars, Arts Providers, Government Support, Socio-economic and Other Leisure characteristics.

We invite you to contribute a short article (3-500 words) for our blog. How do you support or promote arts and culture? What makes the arts vibrant in your community? What are the cultural assets in Taos County? What are the challenges to maintaining or growing a vibrant cultural community? What does the future look like? How might you use our heat map in your work? These may be some questions to consider when writing something for us, but you may have other things to share that are more important to you.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration.


National Center for Arts Research

SMU / Meadows School of the Arts

Taos Arts Council Featured First in 'This Month In Taos, July 2017 Newsletter'

Taos Art Council,

June 6, 2017

The Taos County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and at that time reviewed the recommendations made by the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board for the 2017-2018 Grant proposals.

The Taos County Board of Commissioners approved the recommendations and your organization has been awarded the amount of $2,500.00 for the 2017-2018 grants. Legal will be working on the contracts sometime in the next couple of months and will contact you as soon as the contract is ready for your signature.

Keep in mind that once the contract is signed you can submit your advertising receipts and cancelled checks for reimbursement to myself, the Lodger’s Tax Secretary, Ms. Valerie Montoya at 105 Albright St. Suite D, Taos, NM 87571 or by email. Also, the receipts and cancelled checks must be dated after June 6, 2017 in order to get reimbursement.

Also please email me at with your email address so I can provide the Taos County logo and the wording that is required on all advertisements if you don’t already have it. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.


Valerie Montoya
Chief Deputy Clerk
105 Albright St Suite D
Taos, NM 87571
(575)737-6387 Direct
(575)737-6380 Main
(575)737-6406 Fax


TAC is on Facebook

Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:25 Taos Arts Council

Taos Arts Council (TAC) is on Facebook.  You, too, can post on the TAC facebook page.

Seach "Taos Arts Council" on Facebook

Welcome to Our New Website!

Friday, 16 October 2015 19:00 Taos Arts Council

WELCOME to the TAOS ARTS COUNCIL Art in Touch Art Network !

This is a free and public "directory" of information covering the artist/artisans and art organizations of Taos and Northern New Mexico — supported by member and public contributions to our 501-c3 non-profit arts council.  The mission of the Taos Arts Council, as advocates for all of the arts, is to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation and development in all of the Creative Arts (literary, visual, tactile, musical, performing, etc.) in order to enhance the quality of life in our Northern New Mexcio region.  

The depth, reliablity, and usefulness of this Art in Touch art network depends entirely upon the artist/artisans and art organizations in submitting an initial SUBMISSION FORM for each art medium and for re-submitting whenever information needs to be updated or deleted.

Thanks are given to the artists for making this an important and exciting portal to the arts in Northern New Mexico.

It is everyone's hope that VISITORS, and locals alike, will find all of the information they need to discover, meet and engage with the rich and creative art and artist community of Northern New Mexico.  Judith Rane for TAC

P.S.  This, as of late fall 2015, is a new and ever changing Art in Touch art network.  Please bear with us as we grow and develop in conjuction with the needs of the community.  

Donations requested for TAC

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00 Taos Arts Council

With the designation by the IRS as a 501 c 3 organization the Taos Arts Council reminds individuals and businesses that a contribution is tax deductible. Your end of the year gift will support our mission to promote a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of the arts in northern New Mexico. Our art in public spaces, arts presentations
during the Fall Arts Festival and continued public meetings to exchange information are among our activities. We advocate for the arts, your donation will make a difference.

Please mail your gift to:
Taos Arts Council,
PO Box 263
Taos NM 87571

Thank you.
Board of Directors, Taos Arts Council

Judith’s Request :)

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00 Taos Arts Council

TAC is seeking input from artists/artistans and art organizations in the Northern New Mexico area.  Please let us know what needs you have that you think the Taos Arts Council can assist you with:

  • Participation/Presentation in/of individual or multi-artist Art Show or Performance
  • Recognition
  • Grant/Funding Sources
  • Attending Workshops
  • Offer to Teach Workshops
  • Sales outlets
  • Competitions and Juried Shows
  • Information Sharing

PLEASE send your contributions to:  THANK YOU.