The Action Plan

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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
Strategy BIncrease funding for individual artists, especially those from underrepresented communitiesActions
Strategy CExplore changes to the Department of Cultural Affairs' grant programs to offer more flexible and multi-year supportActions
Action 1Extended 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 2Created 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
Action 3Increased outreach to educate more New Yorkers about cultural funding opportunities via promoting DCLA information sessions on the NYC.gov calendar.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Strategy DImprove cultural access for historically marginalized groups of artists, audiences, and cultural workersActions
Strategy EFund energy expenses at cultural organizations, and provide technical support to organizations to lower their environmental impactActions
Strategy FLeverage private resources to advance funding equityActions
Strategy GSupport more opportunities for temporary and permanent art in public spaceActions
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

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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