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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 technical assistance to help underrepresented artists apply for Percent for Art public art commissions in low-income neighborhoods.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
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
ActionPassed legislation to increase budget for Percent for Art projects for the first time since the law was established in 1982, to allow for larger commissions of permanent art and more artists per project.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
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
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 City Canvas, a two-year initiative that permits the installation of art on temporary construction structures to improve the pedestrian streetscape and offer more opportunities for artists to present work.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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
ActionInitiated four new Public Artists in Residence (PAIRs) projects with the Mayor's Office to End Gender Based Violence, NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Probation, and Department of Correction, to develop creative solutions to pressing civic challenges.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $120K
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
ActionInitiated four new Public Artists in Residence (PAIRs) within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department for Records and Information Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, to develop creative solutions to pressing civic challenges.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $120K
Occurrence: One-time
Objective 4: Address the affordability crisis for the cultural communityStrategy B: Preserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housing
ActionLaunched Studio in the Park, a program of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with ArtBuilt and the Queens Museum, which provided artists with a 150-square-foot mobile studio space in a historically under-resourced NYC public park, to carry out a community-engaged art project over 6 weeks.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $150K
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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