Earlier this year, the Santa Fe Arts Commission underwent some notable changes, mainly that it will henceforth be known as the Arts and Culture Department—a standalone government body no longer operating under the auspices of city Tourism.

Alex DeVore, SFR's arts and culture editor, interviewed Director of the Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department Pauline Kanako Kamiyama and newly-appointed commission chair Alex Hanna.

The duo plan on upping Santa Fe's arts game, including with an emphasis on the city's Southside.

What does this change mean for the city as a whole?