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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 (PAIR) projects, in partnership with the newly-established Civic Engagement Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionLaunched the City's Open Culture program, which permits outdoor cultural exhibitions and performances on designated city streets, providing stages for artists and cultural groups in all five boroughs during the COVID19 pandemic.
Fiscal Year: 2021
Occurrence: One-time
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 New York City Artist Corps, a $25 million program that provided local artists with relief funds in exchange for cultural programming that engaged New Yorkers and supported the City's COVID-19 recovery across the first boroughs.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $25M
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
ActionFor the first time, offered a virtual walkthrough of MFTA's Artist in Residence exhibition, presenting Tijay Mohammend.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionWhile the warehouse was closed to the public due to the pandemic, MFTA continued to provide limited access to MFTA donated materials through newly created services such as "Curbside Pickup" and "Personal Shopper."
Fiscal Year: 2021
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
ActionIn support of the City's larger pandemic response, arranged special donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as household and arts supplies for city agencies such as DOE's Regional Enrichment Centers, NYC Parks and Recreation, Health + Hospitals, Administration of Children Services, and Department of Homeless Services.
Fiscal Year: 2021
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 $750,000 to support programming at 25 arts education organizations and to support the Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund from New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, which awarded 340 unrestricted grants of $1,000 each. DCLA’s COVID-19 impact survey found that greatest loss of artistic employment comes from arts education organizations.
Fiscal Year: 2021 | $750K
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
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. 
Fiscal Year: 2020
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. 
Fiscal Year: 2020
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.
Fiscal Year: 2020
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
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.
Fiscal Year: 2020
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.
Fiscal Year: 2020
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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