Wise Fool New Mexico

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
2778 Agua Fria, Suite D
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Counties of Location: 
Santa Fe
(505) 992-2588
General Organization Email: 
[email protected]
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
A- Arts, Culture and Humanities
Mission Statement: 
It is Wise Fool New Mexico's mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre.
Wise Fool provides year-round programming out of our main studio in Santa Fe, and the Peñasco Theatre in Peñasco. Wise Fool works extensively in public schools, libraries, and community centers across Northern New Mexico; provides performances at community events, benefits for local organizations, and participatory community processions; and features regular Performance Cabarets featuring students, locals, and visiting professional circus artists. Kids’ Circus Camps and Afterschool Fools in Santa Fe, Peñasco and Taos annually provide over 160 youth aged 7-14 with experiences in accomplishment, self-esteem, responsibility, trust, healthy risk-taking, respect, and teamwork. BUST!, Wise Fool’s annual Women’s Circus Workshop Intensive, provides a safe space where 30 women of all ages (15-65), shapes, and ability levels can come together to share in empowering physical activities which engender personal and physical strength and belief, and which encourage trust in ourselves and one another. Professional performances such as Circus Luminous, Coup de Circ, and Flexion provide collaborative creative work for performing artists and highlight Santa Fe's local talent for over 5400 families, tourists, and Santa Fe residents annually. We also tour across the United States. Puppet Tales, an annual participatory performances series for family audiences, explores social justice themes for an audience of over 900 in Santa Fe and Peñasco annually.
Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender
Low Income
Native American
Women and Girls
Counties Served: 
Santa Fe
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$250,000 - $499,999
1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director: 
Amy Christian
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Current Volunteer Opportunities
There are no volunteer opportunities from this organization.
Current Job Listings
Job City Posted onsort icon How to Apply
Managing Director Santa Fe Mar 16 2013 Send cover letter and resume including all relevant work experience, technical and computer skills to: [email protected]

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