Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group which began in and is still based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We established in 2008 as an art collective. We create immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling. Our work is a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum and immersive art exhibit. Find out more about Meow Wolf »
At the very first meeting of the collective in 2008, everyone put two words into a hat. Then they picked two random words out of the hat and got “Meow Wolf.”
Currently we have one physical location open in Santa Fe, NM. It’s our original location. This exhibit is specifically called the House of Eternal return. In 2019 we’re opening a dark ride, The Kaleidoscape, in Denver. We have 3 whole new Meow Wolf exhibition spaces opening: Las Vegas in 2019, Denver in 2020 and Washington DC in 2022.
Meow Wolf is not a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Meow Wolf is a Public Benefit Corporation with a dual bottom line for social impact and profit. Chimera, the branch of Meow Wolf that runs the Learning Center, is a non-profit and can receive tax-deductible donations.
Meow Wolf has received economic development funds from the City of Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico as well as funding from private investors. Meow Wolf is also funded by its ticket sales, merchandise sales and other revenue streams.
Possibly! We occasionally hire. Click here to view open jobs at Meow Wolf.
Meow Wolf strives to be a visionary public benefit corporation by supporting systemic social change and well-being through the arts. We wouldn’t be here without tremendous support from our community, and value giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy and our annual DIY Fund. We are actively supporting the efforts of many organizations and non-profits primarily in the communities we serve — Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and Washington DC — that provide creative and inclusive opportunities for all. Read more about our philosophy here.
Historically, Meow Wolf has always been an endeavor of deep radical collaboration. We are proud to emphasize local artist collaboration in all of our new projects, and supporting artists is one of the major reasons our company is expanding. We’re especially interested in prioritizing artists and narratives from underrepresented and underserved communities, this includes emerging artists, DIY makers, women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, seniors, and people with disabilities. It’s this diversity in perspective and craft that make our exhibitions stronger, more intriguing, and timeless. Learn more and submit your portfolio on our Artist Engagement page.
Our Get Involved form is open to any artist or creative who is interested in working with or collaborating with Meow Wolf. We encourage all artists who are interested to submit their portfolio through the form and tell us more about who they are and why they’d like to collaborate. It is not a job application, but is one of the databases we look when seeking out outside artists for our projects. Unfortunately, we receive thousands of requests from artists who would like to work with us and we cannot respond to everyone. Check out the Artist Engagement page for further details.
An application is required to receive support, funding or auction items to help your organization. Please keep in mind that we receive thousands of requests in this competitive process and cannot fulfill every request. We have two general areas of support – established non-profit organizations and the DIY community. For more information about our Community Priority areas and to apply for funding visit our Philanthropy page.
Our DIY Fund is an annual fund created to support the DIY Community and non-confirming art spaces nationwide. It also requires an application, and is open to non-profit organizations, businesses and other entities who have an established community creating art and music together. Funding can be used for rent, infrastructure, programming and safety improvements. Visit our DIY Fund webpage for more information.
We hope to respond to as many applicants as possible within our capacity. With the volume of requests we receive, unfortunately we cannot respond to every one. Generally, our review process takes 6 – 12 weeks and this should be an indicator of whether your application has been reviewed.
Our giving cycles occur annually with disbursements and engagements happening throughout the year. The average donation size is $2,500 so we can support the work of as many local organizations and groups across our locations as possible. However, we receive thousands of requests annually and cannot support everything. If we could not satisfy your request this year, please feel free to re-apply.
As a certified B Corporation we currently do not accept volunteers to work with us on our exhibitions or projects. We pride ourselves in paying artists a living wage.
We are currently working on a formal internship process for the entire Meow Wolf company. We will prioritize students who have strong ties to one of our locations – stay tuned for more information.