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Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy G: Support more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public space
ActionDedicated $10M to commission new public monuments of historically underrepresented figures over the next four years, in accordance with recommendations from the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $10M
Occurrence: Multi-year
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy B: Include arts and culture in the City’s neighborhood and resiliency planning
ActionParticipated, for the first time, in public engagements about arts and culture in neighborhood rezoning with communities including Soho/Noho, Downtown Far Rockaway, Brownsville, Gowanus, Bushwick, and Long Island City.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy D: Coordinate cross-agency efforts to expand free and affordable after-school arts and cultural programs citywide
ActionAdministered $13.26 million through City Council's Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) initiative, which supported 663 free cultural after-school programs.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $13.26M
Occurrence: Multi-year
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy G: Support more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public space
ActionInitiated four new Public Artists in Residence (PAIRs) projects with the Mayor's Office to End Gender Based Violence, NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Probation, and Department of Correction, to develop creative solutions to pressing civic challenges.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $120K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy A: Increase the City's funding for cultural organizations, especially those in historically underserved neighborhoods
ActionIncreased funding to 256 CDF recipients located in,and committed to supporting low-income neighborhoods, as recommended by the University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact of the Arts project.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $1.45M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy E: Fund energy expenses at cultural organizations, and provide technical support to organizations to lower their environmental impact
ActionHired DCLA’s first Director of Energy and Sustainability to provide CIG members guidance on accessing resources and funding to reduce their energy consumption.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy C: Leverage Cultural Affairs' support to open new pathways to other public funding and resources
ActionFacilitated NYC's submissions to the National Endowment for the Art's annual Our Town grant program, to encourage cultural organizations to compete for available federal funding to support local creative placemaking.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy A: Increase the City's funding for cultural organizations, especially those in historically underserved neighborhoods
ActionProvided funding to the City's three library systems to develop cultural programs designed to reach new audiences.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $255K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy E: Fund energy expenses at cultural organizations, and provide technical support to organizations to lower their environmental impact
ActionSet an annual spending goal of $5 million to help organizations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through eligible capital projects starting with the FY 19 budget cycle.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy D: Use existing communication channels to promote nonprofit and for profit cultural offerings
ActionLaunched a monthly e-newsletter to share the latest on DCLA’s programs and funding opportunities with a readership of over 4,000 subscribers.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy B: Increase funding for individual artists, especially those from underrepresented communities
ActionLaunched a $5 million Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to help film and theater projects by, for, or about women reach completion.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $5M
Occurrence: Multi-year
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionConvened, in partnership with Future Works Institute and the Ford Foundation, 300+ cultural organizations for trainings on unconscious bias.
Fiscal Year: 2017
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy B: Preserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housing
ActionLaunched Studio in the Park, a program of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with ArtBuilt and the Queens Museum, which provided artists with a 150-square-foot mobile studio space in a historically under-resourced NYC public park, to carry out a community-engaged art project over 6 weeks.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $150K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy B: Increase funding for individual artists, especially those from underrepresented communities
ActionProvided increased funding to 300 individual artists and 151 small organizations through an ongoing regrant program in partnership with local arts councils.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $2M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionCo-hosted, with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, workshops for the NYC: ATWORK initiative for members of the CIG and CDF grantees to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the cultural sector.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy B: Preserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housing
ActionReleased a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), in partnership with NYC Economic Development Corporation, to identify cultural organizations able to develop and operate affordable artist workspaces as part of the Affordable Real Estate for Artists initiative (AREA).
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionLaunched the Language Access Fund, which supported 32 organizations with non-English cultural programming, including American Sign Language, and for projects serving Multilingual Learners in NYC public schools.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $197.5K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy B: Expand pathways to and advancement in careers in arts and culture for students from underrepresented communities
ActionPresented, in partnership with the Workers Institute at Cornell University, a three-part series of professional development and networking seminars to over 200 early-career arts and entertainment workers.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy C: Promote the inclusion of cultural facilities in City-led developments
ActionSelected, in partnership with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, three Brooklyn-based cultural organizations to operate a 20,000-plus square foot multi-discipline facility in a City-led affordable housing project in Brownsville.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionFacilitated, in partnership with the Department for the Aging, and the New York Community Trust, Lifetime Arts, The Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College, and LiveON NY, professional development workshops aimed at providing individual artists and organizations tools to deliver creative aging programs to low-income seniors.
Fiscal Year: 2018 2019
Occurrence: Multi-year
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy B: Expand pathways to and advancement in careers in arts and culture for students from underrepresented communities
ActionPlaced 127 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships at 62 cultural organizations through CUNY Cultural Corps.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $500K
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionDesigned, in partnership with Age-Friendly New York and the National Center for Creative Aging, Building Creativity for Arts and Culture, an online resource guide that increases visibility for older adult programs at cultural organizations across the city.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy B: Expand pathways to and advancement in careers in arts and culture for students from underrepresented communities
ActionLaunched CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies, to offer free, equity-centered professional development to 26 diverse, emerging cultural leaders.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $240K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy A: Strengthen high quality, diverse, and sequential art, culture, and science education for every child in New York City public schools from pre-K through 12th grade
ActionFunded a second year of PreK Create, offering 1,244 educators and site directors a professional development program and toolkits to provide arts-rich learning and play experiences for Pre-K students.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $956.554K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionAdministered $5.9 million through City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative, which supported 264 cultural organizations with programs serving immigrant communities and/or relating to topics of immigration.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $5.865M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy C: Cultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs
ActionEstablished a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee for DCLA employees to improve workplace policies and practices.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionAdministered $2 million through City Council's Coalition of Theaters of Color, which supported 44 theater organizations run by and serving people of color to improve access to culture for historically marginalized communities.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $2M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy C: Cultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs
ActionHired DCLA's first External Affairs and Disability Inclusion Associate to strengthen engagement and programming focused on disability inclusion within the cultural sector.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionAdministered $2.5 million through City Council's SU-CASA initiative, which supported 107 distinct arts residencies for older adults at senior centers across the City.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $2.55M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy A: Create opportunities for dialogue and partnership between the City and cultural organizations to address the needs of diverse communities
ActionRecruited 44 cultural organizations to offer free membership benefits to New Yorkers of all immigration status via the IDNYC identification card.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy C: Explore changes to the Department of Cultural Affairs' grant programs to offer more flexible and multi-year support
ActionIncreased outreach to educate more New Yorkers about cultural funding opportunities via promoting DCLA information sessions on the NYC.gov calendar.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy D: Improve cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workers
ActionSet an annual spending goal of $2.2 million to improve physical accessibility at cultural organizations through eligible capital projects starting with the FY 19 budget cycle.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy F: Leverage private resources to advance funding equity
ActionOrganized two meetings, in partnership with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), on how private philanthropy can contribute to board development for cultural organizations.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy C: Connect DOE schools to local cultural organizations to bring culturally resonant and culturally responsive STEAM curricula to students
ActionHosted 500 middle and high school students for an overnight experience at the American Museum of Natural History to tour exhibits and learn about ancient Egyptian culture, organized by the Department of Youth and Community Development.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $60K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy G: Support more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public space
ActionPassed legislation to increase budget for Percent for Art projects for the first time since the law was established in 1982, to allow for larger commissions of permanent art and more artists per project.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy B: Include arts and culture in the City’s neighborhood and resiliency planning
ActionAwarded $95,000 to El Museo del Barrio to implement arts and culture recommendations from the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $95K
Occurrence: One-time

Glossary

Cultural Institutions Group (CIG)

A 33-member group of cultural organizations located on City-owned property and receiving significant capital and operating support from the City.

Cultural Development Fund (CDF)

The Department of Cultural Affairs’ annual grant-making process for New York City's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

Fiscal Year (FY)

The New York City budget cycle starts on July 1 of a given year and ends on June 30 of the following year.

One-time

An action that occurred in the stated fiscal year.

Multi-year

An action that was initiated in the stated fiscal year and repeats for a finite number of years.

Ongoing

An action that was initiated in the stated fiscal year and occurs annually without a defined end date.

 
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