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Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy B: Expand access to arts education for Multilingual Learners and students with disabilities, including professional development for educators and teaching artists
ActionAwarded arts partnership grants to 357 schools to work with 96 unique arts and cultural organizations to offer arts education services to students focused on multilingual learners, students with disabilities, and family engagement.
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
ActionProvided 1,349 school administrators an opportunity to experience diverse offerings from 22 arts and cultural organizations across the City at significantly discounted rates, and bring them back to their school communities for teachers, students, and families through the Culture Pass Program for School Leaders.
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
ActionCreated a 3D virtual tour of Materials for the Arts allowing users to take a self-guided tour of the MFTA warehouse, classrooms, gallery, and artist studio. 
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
ActionModified Material for the Arts' Third Thursday and gallery programs to offer online artist talks and virtual gallery experiences, as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. MFTA will continue to make programming accessible online to support those that are unable to physically come to the warehouse. 
Occurrence: Ongoing
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
ActionLaunched the Materials for the Arts Online Education Center to provide teachers and students access to art-infused projects, lesson plans, and online field trips, while learning remotely. The resources were designed for students ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade with content from multiple subject areas.
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 $14.7 million through City Council's Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) initiative, which supported 737 free cultural after-school programs.
Budget: $14.74M
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
ActionPartnered with NYC & Company and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to launch Virtual NYC Curator Collections, an online portal showcasing a diverse array of current virtual programming curated by the City’s leading cultural voices.
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 over 50 cultural organizations to offer free membership and discount benefits to New Yorkers of all immigration status via the IDNYC identification card in its fifth year of implementation.
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 $1 million through the local arts councils for City Council's SU-CASA initiative, which supported 102 distinct arts residencies for older adults at senior centers across the City.
Budget: $1.02M
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 $6.8 million through City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative, which supported 193 cultural organizations with programs serving immigrant communities and/or relating to topics of immigration.
Budget: $6.792M
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 $3.5 million through City Council's Coalition of Theaters of Color, which supported 49 organizations run by and serving people of color to improve access to culture for historically marginalized communities.
Budget: $3.455M
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 19 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.
Budget: $535K
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
ActionContinued funding Culture Pass with the City's 3 library systems, which distributed passes to library patrons, enabling New Yorkers to visit cultural institutions and participate in programs for free.
Budget: $100K
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 36 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.
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 $2.1 million to 21 of the smaller Cultural Institutions Group members and to the CreateNYC Language Access Fund, 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.
Budget: $2.1M
Occurrence: One-time
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
ActionArranged the first-ever, offsite materials distribution event for Staten Island schools, by which DCLA's Material for the Arts program delivered two tons of free art materials and school supplies to over 30 public schools in Staten Island’s District #31 to better serve students in the outermost boroughs.
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 $3.3 million through City Council's SU-CASA initiative, which supported 67 distinct arts residencies for older adults at senior centers across the City.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $3.315M
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
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 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 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionLaunched Community Organizing 101: Engagement Tactics for Cultural Organizations, a course that introduced 30 cultural organizations to strategies for sustained engagement with historically marginalized communities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $61.76K
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
ActionExtended the FY20 CDF application deadline from 6PM to midnight, and piloted application drop-off satellite locations in all five boroughs, to make the application process more accessible and equitable.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
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
ActionCreated a fully narrated, closed-captioned CDF application seminar on YouTube to supplement existing in-person seminars to more effectively engage a wider constituency to apply for DCLA's cultural funding.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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 43 cultural organizations to offer free membership benefits to New Yorkers of all immigration status via the IDNYC identification card.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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 Culture Pass with the City's 3 library systems, which distributed over 65,000 passes to library patrons, enabling 160,000 New Yorkers to visit 50 cultural institutions and participate in over 100 programs for free.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $106K
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 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 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 $15.3 million through City Council's Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) initiative, which supported 765 free cultural after-school programs.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $15.3M
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
ActionIncreased support for the Language Access Fund by 82% from the previous year across 72 organizations with non-English cultural programming, including American Sign Language, and for projects serving Multilingual Learners in NYC public schools.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $360K
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
ActionLaunched the Disability Forward Fund, which supported 22 cultural programs committed to serving artists, cultural workers, and audiences with disabilities.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $640K
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 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 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 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 $6.4 million through City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative, which supported 182 cultural organizations with programs serving immigrant communities and/or relating to topics of immigration.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $6.375M
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 $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 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 organizations run by and serving people of color to improve access to culture for historically marginalized communities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $2M
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 $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

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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