Why here?

Santa Fe is an international arts destination. It’s also a rapidly changing city, with a story inseparable from overlapping histories of colonization and displacement. Downtown rents are prohibitive or out of reach for most emerging artists or artists whose work isn’t guaranteed to sell by strict adherence to the mainstream style and media, and the high barriers to entry in the arts and entrepreneurship discourage experimentation and further disadvantage communities that are already marginalized in the public sphere. Vital Spaces wants to honor Santa Fe’s history by shaping a more equitable, inventive, and generous future, by providing space for people to create and build community power through art.