the Governor's Arts Award Winners

Robert Redford

Santa Fe

2010 recipient, Leadership in the Arts

An actor and filmmaker, environmental and arts advocate, Robert Redford has had an impact on the film business that goes well beyond the box office. Since he founded the Sundance Institute in 1981, a large part of Redford’s life is dedicated to the support and development of emerging artists, and to the national and international exhibition of new independent cinema. Redford’s long history of visiting and working in New Mexico led to "Milagro at Los Luceros," the recently-announced collaboration between Redford Enterprises and the State of New Mexico. The Milagro initiative, based at the state-owned historic Los Luceros ranch property, located along the Rio Grande north of Española, features a series of labs and workshops focused on expanding training programs and increasing job opportunities for Native American and Hispanic filmmakers. "Mr. Redford feels strongly that, as storytellers, Native American and Hispanic voices are currently underrepresented in filmmaking," said Gov. Richardson. "As an economic driver, the Milagro initiative promises to be a great gift to the people of New Mexico."