Objective 1Increase equitable funding and support for culture, especially in historically underserved communities Objective 2Cultivate inclusive practices in the cultural sector
Objective 3Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and government Objective 4Address the affordability crisis for the cultural community Objective 5Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school students
Strategy AEncourage affirmative and inclusive employment and programmatic policies among DCLA granteesActions
Action 1Approved and required all Boards of Directors of Cultural Institution Group members to adopt and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion plans with measurable goals.
Action 2Released, in partnership with SMU DataArts, a pilot demographic report on the workforce of cultural nonprofits that receive City funding, based on responses from a sample of 65 nonprofit grantee organizations.
Action 3Required all CIGs to submit action-oriented diversity, equity, and inclusion plans with measurable goals by April 2019.
Action 4Conducted, 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.
Action 5Convened, in partnership with Future Works Institute and the Ford Foundation, 300+ cultural organizations for trainings on unconscious bias.
Action 6Added 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.
Action 7Co-hosted, with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, workshops for the NYC: ATWORK initiative for members of the CIG and CDF grantees to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the cultural sector.
Action 8Launched Community Organizing 101: Engagement Tactics for Cultural Organizations, a course that introduced 30 cultural organizations to strategies for sustained engagement with historically marginalized communities.
Strategy BExpand pathways to and advancement in careers in arts and culture for students from underrepresented communitiesActions
Action 1Placed over 100 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships at 45 cultural organizations through CUNY Cultural Corps.
Action 2Presented, in partnership with the Workers Institute at Cornell University, a three-part series of professional development and networking seminars to over 200 early-career arts and entertainment workers.
Action 3Placed 127 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships at 62 cultural organizations through CUNY Cultural Corps.
Action 4Placed 130 undergraduate CUNY students in paid internships at 63 cultural organizations through CUNY Cultural Corps.
Action 5Launched CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies, to offer free, equity-centered professional development to 26 diverse, emerging cultural leaders.
Action 6Launched two new CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator cohorts for 52 diverse, emerging cultural leaders.
Strategy CCultivate inclusive employment policies within the Department of Cultural Affairs Actions
Action 1Established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee for DCLA employees to improve workplace policies and practices.
Action 2Hired DCLA's first External Affairs and Disability Inclusion Associate to strengthen engagement and programming focused on disability inclusion within the cultural sector.