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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 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 C: Leverage Cultural Affairs' support to open new pathways to other public funding and resources
ActionPartnered with American for the Arts and SMU DataArts to survey and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the City's nonprofit cultural sector. Results from this survey will help inform relief and advocacy efforts for New York City’s diverse cultural sector.
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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