BECOMING A CLAY TRAIL SITE

Sites may include artists’ studios, galleries, cooperatives, museums, archaeological or ecological sites, historic buildings, parks, murals, advocacy and community organizations, and other sites physically located in any of our four county members: Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron, where clay-related activity is a significant component of the enterprise.  Inclusion in the trail is by application.

SITE CRITERIA

We encourage commerce-based sites to demonstrate a professional, sustainable commitment to marketing and selling work by clay artists located within the four-county region. Both a substantial, recently created inventory of clay-based products and ability to ship customer purchases will be assessed. 

We encourage commerce-based sites to be capable of servicing customers and completing monetary transactions. Credit card processing capability is highly recommended. For more information: https://squareup.com/reader

Sites are encouraged to have dependable hours. Sites may additionally be open by appointment with visitors urged to call ahead. Sites are encouraged to have well-lit signage readable from the road. Road and driveway should be safely accessible with a two-wheel drive vehicle year-round. 

The year-round grounds of each site must be safe for visitors. Sites are encouraged to carry adequate liability insurance and work towards access for people with different abilities.

The Silver City Arts and Cultural District reserves the right to determine a site’s eligibility. Acceptance as a site will be dependent upon a visit to evaluate each site application for safety, liability issues, accessibility, professionalism and readiness for commercial enterprise.

New Mexico Arts complies with all local, state and federal laws and regulations concerning civil and human rights and must assure that programs, grants and employment practices are free of any discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age.


Individual Applicants

A Trail Site that is open to the public involves substantial personal and professional commitments. The Silver City Arts and Cultural District recognizes that these commitments may be a barrier to the sustainability and success of rural clay artists who promote their work individually. Please consider the benefits of collaborating with other clay artists in your community as a cooperative or other multi-artist professional support system in designing an effective Trail Site Application.

Submission Instructions

Submit via the online form below or by mailing in the downloadable form.

Mail to:  Silver City Arts & Cultural District, Attn: Southwest New Mexico Clay Arts Trail, P.O. Box 2383, Silver City, NM, 88062, or send as an attachment to:  claytrail@silvercityacd.org.  

Silver City Arts and Cultural District complies with all local, state and federal laws and regulations concerning civil and human rights.  All programs, grants and employment practices are free of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age.