Tourism Event Growth & Sustainability Program

The program application is currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2023.

This program provides technical assistance, marketing, and sponsorship to qualified tourism events within New Mexico to support their growth and sustainability.

The program offers three options for support:

Accelerator

Builds and improves events to prepare them for sponsorship. Technical assistance offers recommendations for improvement based on an Online Discoverability audit assessing the event's web and social presence, as well as an onsite audit assessing on-the-ground operations. Upon successful completion of the audit process, the event may receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement-based funding to execute recommended deliverables for improvement.

To participate, applicants must provide proof of event success/track record, local commitment, and a readiness to accelerate the event.

CoOp Events Advertising Program

Secures marketing and advertising for events through a 2:1 co-funded marketing program. Awarded events select from a media menu up to an award amount of $10,000.

To participate, applicants must have digital access to event website and social accounts and the website must show conversion potential.

Sponsorship

Provides up to $50,000 in sponsorship from NMTD, based on event size, and provides the opportunity to participate in a national sponsorship sales program, depending on eligibility.

To participate, applicants must provide brand impressions equal to the contract amount and demonstrate advertising potential and the ability to grow the event. Events must have a marketing plan, financial plan/budget, tourist-centered website and social media, and attendee and economic impact data.

For further information or program assistance, please contact Emily Bates, Tourism Development Coordinator, at Emily.Bates@td.nm.gov or 505-690-6167.

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND A LINK TO THE APPLICATION.