IPCC gets National Endowment for the Arts $23k grant

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is pleased to announce it has been
approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects
award of $23,000. This grant will support the position of our Museum Collection
Registration Specialist and allow the Cultural Center to continue the core functions and
activities of the Department, including curatorial and administrative tasks and critical
public outreach efforts.

This vital funding will also support essential equipment and software to facilitate the work
of the Collection team. These items include conservation software that records and
monitors environmental conditions in collection areas, giving staff real-time data to make
necessary changes for the safety and preservation of rare, precious, and valuable items.
The IPCC collection represents the ever-evolving history of the Pueblo people and
requires the care and expertise of staff to preserve this heritage and share it with future
generations. We’re dedicated to respectfully maintaining and curating a collection of
invaluable objects from each of the 19 Pueblos and other Southwest tribes.
Amy Johnson, IPCC’s Curator of Collections, and her support staff, including
volunteers, perform or assist with critical collections management duties. Under Johnson’s
supervision, Hannah Weston, IPCC’s Collection Registration Specialist, assists with keeping
the Collection current and vibrant, preserving a key facet of Pueblo culture and history to
make it available to the public.
In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $37
million as part of its second round of fiscal year 2024 grants.
“The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is grateful for the support provided by the National
Endowment for the Arts. This grant provides operational support for the IPCC Collections
department, to include staff salaries, collection management software, and key equipment,”
says Scott Simmonds, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum Executive Director.
For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit