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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 technical assistance to help underrepresented artists apply for Percent for Art public art commissions in low-income neighborhoods.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy B: Increase funding for individual artists, especially those from underrepresented communities
ActionAllocated $1.5 million of the $5 million Women's Film, TV and Theatre Fund by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's to help 63 film and theater projects by, for, or about women reach completion.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $1.5M
Occurrence: Multi-year
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 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 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 City Canvas, a two-year initiative that permits the installation of art on temporary construction structures to improve the pedestrian streetscape and offer more opportunities for artists to present work.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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 G: Support more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public space
ActionInitiated four new Public Artists in Residence (PAIRs) within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department for Records and Information Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, to develop creative solutions to pressing civic challenges.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $120K
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 B: Preserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housing
ActionAllocated $13.9 million in capital funding for the development of 209 units of affordable artist workspaces across NYC.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $13.9M
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 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy B: Preserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housing
ActionConvened, in partnership with NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, a roundtable with more than 30 cultural stakeholders to share best practices and building design guidelines to inform the City's development of affordable live/work spaces for artists.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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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