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Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy A: Create opportunities for dialogue and partnership between the City and cultural organizations to address the needs of diverse communities
ActionReleased Arts and Cultural Inventories for Bushwick, Far Rockaway, and Morissania through the Building Community Capacity program, where community-based development organizations and cultural nonprofits collaborated to survey arts and culture engagement as reported by neighborhood residents.
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.
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 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 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
ActionFacilitated, in partnership with the Department for the Aging, and the New York Community Trust, Lifetime Arts, The Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College, and LiveON NY, professional development workshops aimed at providing individual artists and organizations tools to deliver creative aging programs to low-income seniors.
Fiscal Year: 2018 2019
Occurrence: Multi-year
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
ActionDesigned, in partnership with Age-Friendly New York and the National Center for Creative Aging, Building Creativity for Arts and Culture, an online resource guide that increases visibility for older adult programs at cultural organizations across the city.
Fiscal Year: 2018
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
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 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
ActionHired DCLA’s first Director of Energy and Sustainability to provide CIG members guidance on accessing resources and funding to reduce their energy consumption.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
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 14 CIG members secure over $3.2 million in FY 20 funding from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for 43 energy-saving retrofit projects with a projected annual total carbon reduction of 1,630 metric tons.
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
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 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy C: Leverage Cultural Affairs' support to open new pathways to other public funding and resources
ActionCo-hosted, with the Department of Education, a training workshop introducing organizations to the process of contracting with public schools to deliver cultural services.
Fiscal Year: 2019
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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