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Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionApproved and required all Boards of Directors of Cultural Institution Group members to adopt and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion plans with measurable goals.
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
ActionProvided increased funding to the 18 CIG members with budgets under $12 million to strengthen organizational capacity and programming for underserved audiences.
Budget: $1M
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
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 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 general operating funding to all members of the CIG, with a 23.9% increase for smaller institutions and an 14.9% increase for larger institutions.
Budget: $10.6M
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
ActionProvided technical assistance to help Materials for the Arts & 15 CIG members secure over $5.25 million in FY 21 funding from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for 54 energy-saving retrofit projects with a projected annual total carbon reduction of 1,944 metric tons.
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 general operating funding to all members of the CIG, with a 17.5% increase for smaller institutions and an 8% increase for larger institutions.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $6.5M
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
ActionProvided increased funding to the 18 CIG members with budgets under $12 million to strengthen organizational capacity and programming for underserved audiences.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $1M
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 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.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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 CIGs to submit action-oriented diversity, equity, and inclusion plans with measurable goals by April 2019.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 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
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 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

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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