The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is a nonprofit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities. While the federal government provides operating support, additional funds are essential for MoCNA in order to mount exhibitions, provide educational opportunities, and continue to reach new audiences. Your contribution helps this one-of-a-kind contemporary art Museum.

Donations help enable MoCNA to share its world-class exhibitions and programs with visitors from around the world each year, enabling the widest possible audience to understand and enjoy contemporary Native art. There are many ways to give with many benefits and privileges in thanks for your generosity.

We appreciate our members and donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and we look forward to working with new friends as we move forward into the future.


YES—I want to ensure the success of MoCNA! Contributions to MoCNA through the IAIA Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent the law allows—100% of every donation goes directly to its designated purpose.

MoCNA welcomes gifts, gifts in kind, and gifts of stocks or securities. The gifts may result in significant tax savings. For more information regarding MoCNA memberships, please contact the MoCNA Membership Department at (505) 428-5907.

Corporate Support

MoCNA gives you many ways to develop an enriching partnership between the museum, the community, and your corporation.

Enjoy the many advantages inherent in a relationship with a world-class contemporary Native art museum, including the opportunity to hold a company event in the landmark building and outdoor spaces. Whether your company is interested in becoming a corporate member or sponsoring special projects, community or educational programs, critically acclaimed exhibitions, or special museum events, MoCNA offers you multiple ways to establish a beneficial affiliation.

Corporate Membership

MoCNA Corporate Members receive exclusive benefits for their executives and employees while branding their company with an innovative and forward thinking cultural institution.

Download and view the IAIA Museum Corporate Membership Form

Corporate Sponsorship

Don’t miss the unparalleled opportunity to be a sponsor of upcoming programs, exhibitions and events at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

MoCNA’s renowned collection, exhibitions program and dedication to bringing established and emerging artists to Santa Fe result in world-class public programs. Each and every special project, exhibit, program and event is a sponsorship opportunity for companies seeking to affiliate with this forward-looking, international contemporary Native art museum. Reach a diverse audience and heighten visibility of your sponsorship through a range of recognition and event opportunities, including prominent visibility on signage, advertising, in our gallery guide, on our website, and in e-communications. Don’t miss the unparalleled opportunity to be a sponsor of upcoming exhibitions and public programs at MoCNA.

Essential Support

Help support the ongoing exhibitions, educational programs and permanent collections enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year by contributing to Museum Restricted Fund.

A gift to the Museum Restricted Fund will provide essential support to a variety of MoCNA initiatives, from exhibitions and programming to the extensive care of MoCNA’s world-class permanent collection—the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art—as well as the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden.

Museum Restricted Fund gifts also allow MoCNA to educate adults and children through exhibitions, classes, outreach programs, and a full schedule of activities designed to enhance our public’s interaction with art and artists.

Please consider MoCNA’s restricted fund in your charitable giving plans this year. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Be a part of the contemporary Native art scene; share your expertise and help support MoCNA’s mission. Learn something new, meet like-minded people and have some fun!

Volunteering at MoCNA offers a unique experience working with contemporary Native art alongside internationally recognized museum professionals, IAIA students, and other community volunteers. Benefits include the chance to meet new people with similar interests, complimentary attendance to selected programs and events, advance notice of events and programs, discounted museum membership, invitation to a special volunteer recognition event, store discounts, and consideration for paid staff positions. You may enjoy access to art not readily available to the public, education and training about the history and art of the Institute of American Indian Arts, experience with museum standards and fieldwork and insights into collections care and management.

Here’s a short list of things you can be involved with:


  • Greeters at Exhibition Openings, Public Programs and Special Events
  • Assistance with Program and Event Set-Up, Coordination and Breakdown


  • Gallery Preparation
  • Exhibitions Installation/De-installation
  • Research Projects


  • Collections Inventory
  • Digitization and Archiving the Collection
  • General Collections Helper
  • Assistance with Records and Archiving
  • Organization and Cataloging of Collected Works

Education and Outreach

  • Tour Guides and Gallery Conversation Starters
  • Membership Concierge
  • Admissions and Museum Shop Helpers
  • Production and Promotion of Public Programs
  • Volunteer Program Assistant

General Administration

  • Updating Library Catalogue and Image Archives
  • Assistance with Archiving Printed Materials & Press Clippings
  • General Office Organization

To be considered for a volunteer position right away, sign up today. Download and view the MoCNA Volunteer Application and Release Form.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MoCNA! We welcome any questions or inquiries you have, so please feel free to contact us.

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