Is The Heritage Council?
generations, the citizens of Albuquerque have taken pride in the
fact that the cultural diversity of the city is its strength.
The establishment of the Heritage Council in 1997 aims to celebrate
and preserve diversity, and encourage open hearts in the people
of Albuquerque. Formed by the Arts Alliance as part of the implementation
of the Cultural Plan, the Heritage Council is comprised
of volunteers representing the diverse cultural community of Albuquerque.
They include Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Indonesian,
Swedish, German, Filipino, South African, Indian, French, Native
American, Honduran, African American, Hispanic and Jewish.
Heritage Council encourages inclusion of all cultural and
ethnic groups present in Albuquerque. Please call (505) 268-1920
if you would like to join the Heritage Council. The Heritage Council's
mission is to foster appreciation of multiculturalism in Albuquerque
by recognizing, publicizing and celebrating the contributions
of the many cultural groups that make up the Albuquerque community.
The Heritage Council does so by focusing on heritage preservation,
cultural education and intercultural communication.
Are The Heritage Council's Objectives?
Has The Heritage Council Accomplished?
- To promote
understanding of the intricacies of diversity and the elimination
- To establish
and fund a Heritage Archives that identifies and documents the
origins and characteristics of all ethnic and cultural groups
in the Albuquerque area.
- To promote
education about the history of New Mexico and Albuquerque through
public and private schools, museums, cultural centers, language
classes and cultural seminars.
- To create
a spirit of welcome and acceptance through intercommunication
among cultural groups and city-wide participation in cultural
events and celebrations.
For The New Millennium
of a quarterly Ethnic Calendar
since April 1999.
of the Albuquerque Ethnic Arts Survey which provides an overview
of cultural representation in the city of Albuquerque. This
document was completed in August 1999 by Heritage Arts Services.
of a pool of cultural presenters and
performers to provide outreach in the schools and in the
community, and to help promote an appreciation of the various
cultural identities present in Albuquerque.
a comprehensive cultural survey of
ethnic populations in the greater Albuquerque area with
funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
of networking opportunities with the diverse cultural groups
present in the city, and creation of discussions on intercultural
issues that arise in the community.
in city-wide activities celebrating Albuquerque's cultural arts
of the pool of cultural presenters and performers.
of discussion groups to unite the various cultural associations
and oral history projects active in Albuquerque.
of cultural seminars to encourage the sharing and knowledge
of the city's cultural gifts and resources.