The Action Plan

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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
Strategy ACreate opportunities for dialogue and partnership between the City and cultural organizations to address the needs of diverse communitiesActions
Action 1Launched 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 2Recruited 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
Action 3Engaged over 1,000 youth ages 10-20 through Step It Up, a program led by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) in collaboration with cultural organizations, which offered performing arts experiences as a means to build community leadership capacity.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $150K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 4Invited the public to discuss critical issues in arts and culture through the ongoing series, "Office Hours with the Commissioner.”
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 5Convened, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Artspace Sanctuary, and No Longer Empty, over 250 arts professionals for "What Can We Do? Immigration Summit for Cultural Organizations" to discuss immigrant rights in the culture sector.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Action 6Recruited 44 cultural organizations to offer free membership benefits to New Yorkers of all immigration status via the IDNYC identification card.
Fiscal Year: 2018
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
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 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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