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
Strategy CLeverage Cultural Affairs' support to open new pathways to other public funding and resourcesActions
Action 1Expanded 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 2Co-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 3Arranged 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
Action 4Launched the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact, which awarded $350,000 to seven innovative partnerships between cultural organizations and municipal agencies designed to use arts and culture to reach underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $350K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 5Facilitated NYC's submissions to the National Endowment for the Art's annual Our Town grant program, to encourage cultural organizations to compete for available federal funding to support local creative placemaking.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: Ongoing
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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