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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 funding and technical assistance to community-based development and cultural organizations in Bushwick, Far Rockaway, and Morrisania for cultural asset mapping and community visioning workshops as part of DCLA's Building Community Capacity initiative.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $700K
Occurrence: Multi-year
Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy B: Include arts and culture in the City’s neighborhood and resiliency planning
ActionParticipated, for the first time, in public engagements about arts and culture in neighborhood rezoning with communities including Soho/Noho, Downtown Far Rockaway, Brownsville, Gowanus, Bushwick, and Long Island City.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Objective 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy C: Promote the inclusion of cultural facilities in City-led developments
ActionSelected, in partnership with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, three Brooklyn-based cultural organizations to operate a 20,000-plus square foot multi-discipline facility in a City-led affordable housing project in Brownsville.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time


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.

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The New York City budget cycle starts on July 1 of a given year and ends on June 30 of the following year.


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