This year the USDAC is collaborating with New Mexico-based artists, organizers, change-makers, and allies to bring CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 to life. In addition to sessions and workshops led by people from the USDAC’s national network, a local host committee of artists and organizers is curating workshops rooted in the culture and politics of the Southwest, highlighting the region’s resiliencies, challenges, and assets.

CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 is possible thanks to the work and support of many:


City of Albuquerque Department of Cultural Services (Dr. Shelle Sanchez, Director)


  • Anonymous donor

  • Hemera Foundation

  • Tecovas Foundation

  • McCune Foundation

  • University of New Mexico

Local Host Committee

Reed Barbroff, Ebony Booth, sheri crider, Tannia Esparza, Maria Gallegos, Maria Teresa Herrera, Szu Han Ho, Dominika Laster, Anni Leming, Daryl Lucero, Valerie Martinez, Elsa Menendez, Warren Montoya, Naomi Natale, Michelle Otero, Jaclyn Roessel, Roberta Rael