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
Strategy BInclude arts and culture in the City’s neighborhood and resiliency planningActions
Action 1Provided recommendations and engaged cultural stakeholders for the Envision SoHo/NoHo report, led by the Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President office and City Council to address pressing challenges in these neighborhoods.
Action 2Participated, for the first time, in public engagements about arts and culture in neighborhood rezoning with communities including Soho/Noho, Downtown Far Rockaway, Brownsville, Gowanus, Bushwick, and Long Island City.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 3Awarded $95,000 to El Museo del Barrio to implement arts and culture recommendations from the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $95K
Occurrence: One-time
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


Cultural Institutions Group (CIG)

A 34-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.


An action that occurred in the stated fiscal year.


An action that was initiated in the stated fiscal year and repeats for a finite number of years.


An action that was initiated in the stated fiscal year and occurs annually without a defined end date.

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