NMSA Residential Program Groundbreaking Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NMSA Breaks Ground on Residential Dormitory

 NMSA’s new Residential Program will house 60 students from across New Mexico

Who: Governor Lujan Grisham joined Speaker Brian Egolf and the NMSA Community on October 24, 2022 at the NSMA campus for a celebratory groundbreaking on NMSA’s new Residential Program building.

SANTA FE: NMSA has broken ground on a new 19,500 sq. foot Residential Program building on their campus in the downtown Railyard District. This expansion is made possible by capital outlay funding committed by the State of New Mexico. The Honorable Speaker Brian Egolf and Governor Lujan Grisham spoke at the celebratory groundbreaking.

The NMSA-Art Institute’s Residential Program creates access to life-changing educational opportunities for students from across New Mexico. The new building will house 60 students, doubling the number currently served, and will expand operations from five days a week to seven. Eliminating the current weekly commute will allow more students from the furthest parts of the state to attend NMSA. The Program is set to begin operations in December 2023.

New Mexico School for the Arts – Art Institute
For press inquiries contact: Sarah Pfisterer, Arts Program Director / COO
sarah.pfisterer@nmsa-ai.org | 505.216.7888 x 403

About NMSA-Art Institute:

MISSION: New Mexico School for the Arts provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude for the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.

New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA), and the NMSA-Art Institute (the Art Institute) were founded concurrently in 2010 and have been serving New Mexican students for 13 years. NMSA, a charter school, provides a state-funded college-readiness academics program. The Art Institute, in partnership with the school, provides over 500 hours of in-school arts education to each student, each year. The Art Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and provides this programming through fundraising, at a budget of over $2 million every year and will serve 336 students during the 2022-23 school year. The Art Institute also supports access to arts education through our residential program which allows students from surrounding rural counties to attend NMSA, and our Community Engagement Program, which brings interactive arts programming to students across the state.