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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 over 100 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships with organizations remotely during the  COVID-19 pandemic.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $600K
Occurrence: Ongoing
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
ActionProvided technical assistance to help 21 CIG members secure over $18 million in FY 21 funding for capital improvements from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for 69 energy-saving retrofit projects with a projected annual total carbon reduction of 4,265 metric tons.
Fiscal Year: 2021
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionPresented "Board Leadership in a Shifting Landscape," a series of virtual technical assistance convening and round table discussions designed to engage participants in conversation about a range of salient issues facing cultural nonprofit boards today.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $8K
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 (PAIR) projects, in partnership with the newly-established Civic Engagement Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionLaunched the City's Open Culture program, which permits outdoor cultural exhibitions and performances on designated city streets, providing stages for artists and cultural groups in all five boroughs during the COVID19 pandemic.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionLaunched New York City Artist Corps, a $25 million program that provided local artists with relief funds in exchange for cultural programming that engaged New Yorkers and supported the City's COVID-19 recovery across the first boroughs.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $25M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy D: Use existing communication channels to promote nonprofit and for profit cultural offerings
ActionFor the first time, offered a virtual walkthrough of MFTA's Artist in Residence exhibition, presenting Tijay Mohammend.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionWhile the warehouse was closed to the public due to the pandemic, MFTA continued to provide limited access to MFTA donated materials through newly created services such as "Curbside Pickup" and "Personal Shopper."
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionIn support of the City's larger pandemic response, arranged special donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as household and arts supplies for city agencies such as DOE's Regional Enrichment Centers, NYC Parks and Recreation, Health + Hospitals, Administration of Children Services, and Department of Homeless Services.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionProvided $750,000 to support programming at 25 arts education organizations and to support the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund from New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, which awarded 340 unrestricted grants of $1,000 each. DCLA’s COVID-19 impact survey found that greatest loss of artistic employment comes from arts education organizations.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $750K
Occurrence: One-time
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 $12.6 million through City Council's Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) initiative, which supported 150 organizations to provide free cultural after-school programs.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $12.6M
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 $660,000 through City Council's SU-CASA initiative, which supported virtual arts engagement programming for older adults across the City.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $660K
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 $3.55 million through City Council's Coalition of Theaters of Color, which supported 50 organizations run by and serving people of color to improve access to culture for historically marginalized communities.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $3.549999M
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 $5.6 million through City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative, which supported 175 cultural organizations with programs serving immigrant communities and/or relating to topics of immigration.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $5.6M
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
ActionAwarded funding to 33 NYC-based nonprofits as part of the CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund in support of programming that deepen engagement in the arts for people with disabilities as artists, cultural workers, and audience members. (incorporated in their total FY21 CDF grant award amount) .
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $450K
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
ActionRenewed funding to 33 NYC-based nonprofits as part of the CreateNYC Language Access Fund in support of programming that increases access to arts and culture for those whose primary language is not English (incorporated in their total FY21 CDF grant award amount).
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $704.817K
Occurrence: One-time
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
ActionReduced the matching requirement so that CDF recipients can use City funds to cover up to 75% of a program's cost, and streamlined additional application requirements.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionWorked with CDF grantees on adjustments to the scope of their proposed programs to allow FY21 City funds to be used for programming, including virtual engagements to accommodate current public health circumstances.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionMade multi-year awards available to all CDF recipients, providing longer term stability and allowing organizations the ability to plan ahead for funding. Historically, the multi-year grants have only been available to groups with budgets over $250,000 a year.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionIncreased funding to 619 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, as well as those located in areas most affected by COVID-19.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $3M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionRequired all CIG members to submit to DCLA a detailed progress report on the implementation of their board-approved diversity, equity, and inclusion plans on a biennial basis.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionAllocated more than $2 million to CIG members with organizational budgets under $20 million and to the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact, made possible by a long-term agreement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to share annual revenue from their new policy to charge mandatory admission to visitors from outside of New York State.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $2.07M
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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