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.
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy E: Build in-depth, multi-year partnerships between arts and cultural organizations and the Department of Education to provide training for teachers and administrators and to educate students using experiential and new learning models
ActionRedesigned onsite professional development program for educators to be available through online learning and grab-and-go material kits, as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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.