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.
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 14 CIG members secure over $3.2 million in FY 20 funding from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for 43 energy-saving retrofit projects with a projected annual total carbon reduction of 1,630 metric tons.
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.
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.