ABOUT SPREAD: Small Grants for Big Ideas

SPREAD is a long-running SITE Santa Fe initiative that provides visibility, career development support, and funding for New Mexico-based artists. Beginning with an open application process, an esteemed jury selects six finalists to present their projects to the public. Then each finalist works closely with curators to develop a short pitch and presentation introducing their work and making a case for funding.

In the past, these six finalist artists would present their proposals at a 300 person dinner with event attendees voting for their favorite project. All money donated at this pay-what-you-wish dinner was then awarded to the finalist who received the most votes to further advance their practice. 

This year, in response to COVID safety and in an effort to present our finalists to a broader audience, SPREAD has gone virtual! Finalist artists worked with curators Brandee Caoba and Jadira Gurulé to create video pitches.

The crowdfunding nature of SPREAD means that each vote is tied to a contribution. Cast your vote with a donation of $5 or more for your favorite project. 100% of the donations go to funding the micro-grant, so more votes means more money for local artists!

Voting will take place entirely online from May 27 – June 17, 2021.

Join us LIVE June 17 for a virtual event announcing the winner of SPREAD 7.0! 

Meet the SPREAD 7.0 Team at SITE:

The following SITE Staff Members and collaborators coordinated SPREAD 7.0 and provided professional development support to the finalist artists.

Carolina Franco – Press & Administrative 

Brandee Caoba – Curatorial Advisory 

Rica Maestas – Digital Communications

Bethany Morse – Event & Administrative 

Ditch the Box – Video Development

Jadira Gurule – Curatorial Advisory