A set of key indicators has been established as part of the CreateNYC Action Plan to track progress toward the plan’s goals over ten years from its public release in 2017. Additional indicators may be added over time.
See below for the list of the Action Plan key indicators, which will be updated at the close of each fiscal year.
INCREASE FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR CULTURE, especially in historically underserved communities
|Total Expense Funding Allocated|
|Program Funding for the Cultural Development Fund (CDF)||$33,000,000||$40,300,000||$43,900,000||$51,300,000||$47,100,000*|
|Program Funding for the Cultural Development Fund (CDF) allocated toward SIAP neighborhoods||Implemented in FY2018||$1,450,000||$2,850,000||$2,500,000||$2,974,500**|
|Operating Funding for the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG)||$114,400,000||$112,200,000||$116,000,000||$119,100,000||$101,600,000|
|Special Funding for CreateNYC Initiatives supporting immigrants, people living with disabilities, and underserved population||Implemented in FY2018||$547,500||$1,505,000||$1,864,817||$2,110,000***|
|Re-Grant Funding for individual artists through local arts councils and arts service organizations||$1,330,000||$1,930,000||$2,930,000||$3,900,000||$27,000,000****|
* FY21 CDF and artist re-grant budget were lower than previous years in large part because of the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
** For FY21, this allocation included SIAP as well as 33 neighborhoods in NYC determined to be most impacted by COVID-19.
*** This figure includes Language Access Fund, Disability Forward Fund, the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact, as well as funds for arts education.
****FY21 includes a one-time allocation of $25M federal funds from the American Rescue Plan initiative to provide relief to cultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Total Capital Funding Allocated||$151,828,000||$178,536,000||$205,185,000||$198,238,000||$95,031,000|
|Capital Funding allocated toward projects that improve physical accessibility||Implemented|
in FY 19
in FY 19
***** In FY21, no Executive funds for any capital projects were added at budget adoption.
|Number of Permanent Artwork Commissions by or Honoring Underrepresented Communities||7||10||8||11||9|
CULTIVATE INCLUSIVE PRACTICES within the Cultural Sector
|Diversity within the Cultural Sector|
9% Black/African American
6 % Asian
|Age||36% Born after 1981|
26% Born between 1965 and 1981
26% Born between 1945 and 1961
9% Born before 1945
Less than 1% Trans-Gender/
|LGBTQ Identity||72% Heterosexual or straight|
15% Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual
|Disability||81% Person without a disability|
7% Person with a disability
* Due to COVID-19, a follow-up demographic survey was delayed in lieu of surveying the field for economic and impact at the onset of the pandemic shutdown.
|Number of CUNY Students Placed in Paid Internships with Cultural Organizations||81||209||339||439||539|
STRENGTHEN CONNECTIONS between the cultural sector and government
|Number of IDNYC Cultural Memberships Accessed to Date||79,249||133,034||68,875||8,209||Not Yet Available|
|Number of Culture Pass Reservations||Implemented|
*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Culture Pass switched to virtual programming. Between July-August of 2020 and again from March-June of 2021, 135 virtual programs were hosted by 46 Culture Pass partners and attended by 5,832 patrons as of July 26, 2021.
|Number of Quality of Life and Venue Safety Cases Resolved by the Office of Nightlife||Implemented|
CREATE AND PRESERVE AFFORDABLE SPACES for artists to live and work
|Total Capital Funding Allocated Towards Artist Workspace Development||0||0||$13,900,000||$13,900,000||0|
|Number of Artist Workspace Units Developed to Date under the AREA Initiative||42||73||257||257||293|
PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY ARTS EDUCATION for all New York City public school students
|Total Funds Budgeted for the Arts by the Department of Education, per Academic Year||$416,000,000||$433,000,000||$447,000,000||$460,000,000||Not Yet Available|
|Number of New Full-Time Certified Arts Teachers Hired across All School Levels||2,770||2,837||2,849||2,856||Not Yet Available|
|Total Funding Allocated to Professional Development for Arts Instruction for PreK (PreK Create)||$956,554||$996,217||$1,005,987||$460,975||Not Yet Available|
|Number of Early Childhood Educators and Site Directors Participating in PreK Create||1,244 educators|
9,434 children impacted
2,920 children impacted
|Not Yet Available|