Carlsbad’s Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Cultural District Granted State Authorization by the New Mexico Arts Commission

15 Feb 2024


After completing the Arts & Cultural District (ACD) Start Up Benchmarks, Carlsbad’s Pearl of the Pecos (POP) ACD has been granted State
Authorization, the tenth New Mexico community to achieve this designation. StateAuthorized ACDs receive additional incentives such as assistance with cultural plan development and historic building tax credits. NM’s ACD programs make a positive impact by working with artists, entrepreneurs, and arts organizations/institutions, and utilizing cultural and historic assets to enhance the community’s creative economy.

“Congratulations to Carlsbad’s Pearl of the Pecos on becoming a State-Authorized Arts & Cultural District. This official status represents their dedication to supporting creative and cultural entrepreneurs and growing the local economy,” said Acting Economic Development Secretary Mark Roper. 

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