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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
ActionArranged the first-ever, offsite materials distribution event for Staten Island schools, by which DCLA's Material for the Arts program delivered two tons of free art materials and school supplies to over 30 public schools in Staten Island’s District #31 to better serve students in the outermost boroughs.
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
ActionConvened, in partnership with Future Works Institute and the Ford Foundation, 300+ cultural organizations for trainings on unconscious bias.
Fiscal Year: 2017
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 17.5% increase for smaller institutions and an 8% increase for larger institutions.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $6.5M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy A: Encourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA grantees
ActionAdded new questions addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion to the CDF application for consideration in the grant evaluation process along with support and feedback provided for future applicants in seminars.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 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.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $61.76K
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 funding to all 977 recipients of DCLA's CDF grants, with larger, proportional increases for small organizations.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $5M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy C: Cultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs
ActionEstablished a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee for DCLA employees to improve workplace policies and practices.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 funding to 256 CDF recipients located in,and committed to supporting low-income neighborhoods, as recommended by the University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact of the Arts project.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $1.45M
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 2: Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sectorStrategy C: Cultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs
ActionHired DCLA's first External Affairs and Disability Inclusion Associate to strengthen engagement and programming focused on disability inclusion within the cultural sector.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 funding to 628 CDF recipients located in, and committed to supporting, low-income neighborhoods, as recommended by the University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact of the Arts project.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $1.45M
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 $2.8 million to over 175 cultural organizations in underserved communities, 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.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $2.8M
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 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
ActionBegan developing a comprehensive arts education strategic plan that will address equitable and sequential, quality arts instruction in New York City public school students from 3K to 12th grade.
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
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 C: Explore changes to the Department of Cultural Affairs' grant programs to offer more flexible and multi-year support
ActionExtended the FY20 CDF application deadline from 6PM to midnight, and piloted application drop-off satellite locations in all five boroughs, to make the application process more accessible and equitable.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 1: Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communitiesStrategy C: Explore changes to the Department of Cultural Affairs' grant programs to offer more flexible and multi-year support
ActionCreated a fully narrated, closed-captioned CDF application seminar on YouTube to supplement existing in-person seminars to more effectively engage a wider constituency to apply for DCLA's cultural funding.
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
ActionConducted, in partnership with SMU DataArts, a cultural workforce demographic survey of 65 cultural organizations that yielded 7,000 responses to set a benchmark understanding of the sector's diversity and inform diversity and inclusion efforts.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $65K
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
ActionDedicated $10M to commission new public monuments of historically underrepresented figures over the next four years, in accordance with recommendations from the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $10M
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
ActionAnnounced seven new monuments to honor women-identified trailblazers who made extraordinary contributions to New York City, as a part of the She Built NYC Initiative.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Multi-year

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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