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Objective 1Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communities
Strategy AIncrease the City's funding for cultural organizations, especially those in historically underserved neighborhoodsActions
Action 6Increased 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
Action 7Provided 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
Action 8Increased funding to all 977 recipients of DCLA's CDF grants, with larger, proportional increases for small organizations.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $5M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 9Increased 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
Action 10Allocated $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
Action 11Provided 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
Strategy BIncrease funding for individual artists, especially those from underrepresented communitiesActions
Action 3Provided technical assistance to help underrepresented artists apply for Percent for Art public art commissions in low-income neighborhoods.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 4Allocated $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
Strategy CExplore changes to the Department of Cultural Affairs' grant programs to offer more flexible and multi-year supportActions
Action 2Extended 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
Action 3Created 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
Strategy DImprove cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workersActions
Action 8Funded eight capital projects at cultural organizations across the City to improve the physical accessibility of their facilities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $10.1M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 9Launched Culture Pass with the City's 3 library systems, which distributed over 65,000 passes to library patrons, enabling 160,000 New Yorkers to visit 50 cultural institutions and participate in over 100 programs for free.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $106K
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 10Increased support for the Language Access Fund by 82% from the previous year across 72 organizations with non-English cultural programming, including American Sign Language, and for projects serving Multilingual Learners in NYC public schools.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $360K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 11Launched the Disability Forward Fund, which supported 22 cultural programs committed to serving artists, cultural workers, and audiences with disabilities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $640K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 12Administered $6.4 million through City Council's Cultural Immigrant Initiative, which supported 182 cultural organizations with programs serving immigrant communities and/or relating to topics of immigration.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $6.375M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 13Administered $2 million through City Council's Coalition of Theaters of Color, which supported 44 organizations run by and serving people of color to improve access to culture for historically marginalized communities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $2M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 14Administered $3.3 million through City Council's SU-CASA initiative, which supported 67 distinct arts residencies for older adults at senior centers across the City.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $3.315M
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy EFund energy expenses at cultural organizations, and provide technical support to organizations to lower their environmental impactActions
Action 3Provided 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
Action 4Funded four capital projects at cultural organizations across the City to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $9.5M
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy FLeverage private resources to advance funding equityActions
Strategy GSupport more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public spaceActions
Action 6Announced 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
Action 7Launched 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
Action 8Initiated 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 2Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sector
Strategy AEncourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA granteesActions
Action 3Conducted, 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
Action 4Required all CIGs to submit action-oriented diversity, equity, and inclusion plans with measurable goals by April 2019.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 5Added 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
Action 6Launched 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
Strategy BExpand pathways to and advancement in careers in arts and culture for students from underrepresented communitiesActions
Action 2Placed 130 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships at 63 cultural organizations through CUNY Cultural Corps.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $500K
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 3Launched two new CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator cohorts for 52 diverse, emerging cultural leaders.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $133.8K
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy CCultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs Actions
Objective 3Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and government
Strategy ACreate opportunities for dialogue and partnership between the City and cultural organizations to address the needs of diverse communitiesActions
Action 3Launched the Arts and Civics Fund, in partnership with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, DemocracyNYC, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and the Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships, to promote civic learning and discourse among NYC youth through the arts.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $25K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 4Recruited 43 cultural organizations to offer free membership benefits to New Yorkers of all immigration status via the IDNYC identification card.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Strategy BInclude arts and culture in the City’s neighborhood and resiliency planningActions
Strategy CLeverage Cultural Affairs' support to open new pathways to other public funding and resourcesActions
Action 3Expanded the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact, which awarded $500,000 to ten new and expanded partnerships between cultural organizations and municipal agencies designed to use arts and culture to reach underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers.  
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $500K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 4Co-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
Action 5Arranged 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.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy DUse existing communication channels to promote nonprofit and for profit cultural offeringsActions
Strategy EHelp artists and cultural organizations navigate government rules, regulations, and permitting for working in public spaces
Objective 4Address the affordability crisis for the cultural community
Strategy ASupport living wages for artists and cultural workers
Strategy BPreserve and develop long-term affordable artist workspace and housingActions
Action 1Allocated $13.9 million in capital funding for the development of 209 units of affordable artist workspaces across NYC.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $13.9M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 2Convened, in partnership with NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, a roundtable with more than 30 cultural stakeholders to share best practices and building design guidelines to inform the City's development of affordable live/work spaces for artists.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy CPromote the inclusion of cultural facilities in City-led developments Actions
Strategy DSupport alternative models for artists and cultural organizations to acquire and operate affordable property and share resources
Strategy EWork toward safe and open environments for artist-run, DIY, and alternative spacesActions
Objective 5Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school students
Strategy AStrengthen high quality, diverse, and sequential art, culture, and science education for every child in New York City public schools from pre-K through 12th gradeActions
Action 8Funded a third year of PreK Create, offering 2,088 additional educators and site directors a professional development program to provide arts-rich learning and play experiences for Pre-K students.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $996.217K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 9Increased arts education spending for public schools by $17 million from the previous year to $433 million total.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $433M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 10Hired 67 new full-time certified art teachers to provide comprehensive arts instruction to NYC public school students.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: One-time
Action 11Began 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
Action 12Administered $730,000 through City Council's Art A Catalyst for Change initiative to 17 organizations to provide arts-based programs in public schools with the objective of reducing gun violence in communities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $730K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 13Provided 1,349 school administrators an opportunity to experience diverse offerings from 22 arts and cultural organizations across the City at significantly discounted rates, and bring them back to their school communities for teachers, students, and families through the Culture Pass Program for School Leaders.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Strategy BExpand access to arts education for Multilingual Learners and students with disabilities, including professional development for educators and teaching artistsActions
Strategy CConnect DOE schools to local cultural organizations to bring culturally resonant and culturally responsive STEAM curricula to studentsActions
Strategy DCoordinate cross-agency efforts to expand free and affordable after-school arts and cultural programs citywideActions
Action 2Awarded the Center for Architecture (CFA) a three-year Department of Youth and Community Development contract to work with youth from after-school programs to learn about their neighborhoods from artistic, urban design, and historical perspectives.
Fiscal Year: 20182019 | $300K
Occurrence: Multi-year
Action 3Administered $15.3 million through City Council's Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) initiative, which supported 765 free cultural after-school programs.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $15.3M
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy EBuild 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 modelsActions

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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