Moving Arts Española Voted 2017 Non-Profit of the Year by the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce

Moving Arts Española received the 2017 "President's Choice" Award for Non-Profit of the Year from the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The award was presented at the Chamber's 2018 State of the Chamber Awards Dinner at the Ohkay Casino and Conference Center January 26th, 2018.  Moving Arts is very grateful to the chamber for this honor, and for all the chamber members and local business owners who have shown their love and support for the young artists of the Española Valley.

Moving Arts Española featured on NPR affiliate KUNM's Program "Spencer Beckwith on the Arts"

Moving Arts Artistic Director Roger Montoya was featured on KUNM program "Spencer Beckwith On The Arts"!  Visit the web archive and listen to the program to hear Roger talk about what we offer, and why it's important to ensure that fine arts programming is accessible to all children : Link to Interview on "Spencer Beckwith on the Arts" Program January 19, 2018

Moving Arts Healthy Meals Program Featured in the Greenfire Times

Free Farm-to-Table Meals for Kids and Their Families

Young actor and circus artist Shanti Khalsa loves the Moving Arts Española Healthy Meals Program. “Laura’s food is so good. It makes me happy and it helps me focus,” she said. Shanti is one of approximately 150 children who receive farm-to-table, vegetarian after-school meals prepaared by chef Laura Cox at the facility north of Española, New Mexico on the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.

 Healthy meals are an integral part of Moving Arts Española’s after-school care program, which also features free academic tutorial support and affordable, high-quality instruction in circus arts, dance, drama, fashion design, gymnastics, music and visual arts. Meals and tutoring are free for registered students, and scholarships are available to cover the minimal class fees.

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Beyond the Border Student Leadership Project Group Featured in the Santa Fe Reporter

Article Except from Santa Fe Reporter

Santa Fe Reporter
September 20th, 2017
by Alicia Inez Guzman

In Isaac Jerome Lopez’s view, there aren’t any rules to improvisational theater. But if he could boil it down to two precepts, they would be: Don’t hurt your fellow actors or audience members, and think fast. He’s a 12-year-old actor and gymnast who has been taking classes for 10 years at Moving Arts Española (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating through art. When I asked Lopez, a student of La Tierra Montessori School, if he considered himself a veteran of the organization, without skipping a beat he answered yes.

I first encountered Lopez on Sept. 9 at Santa Fe Art Institute where he, along with five other young actors from Moving Arts Española, were staging Beyond the Border, a “youth-created participatory performance and dialogue about the state of immigration policy and its effects on families in Northern New Mexico,”

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