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 Objective 4Address the affordability crisis for the cultural community Objective 5Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school students
Strategy AStrengthen high quality, diverse, and sequential art, culture, and science education for every child in New York City public schools from pre-K through 12th gradeActions
Action 1Administered 469,000 through City Council's Art A Catalyst for Change initiative to 14 organizations to provide arts-based programs in public schools with the objective of reducing gun violence in communities.
Fiscal Year: 2020 | $469K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 2Launched the Materials for the Arts Online Education Center to provide teachers and students access to art-infused projects, lesson plans, and online field trips, while learning remotely. The resources were designed for students ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade with content from multiple subject areas.
Fiscal Year: 2020
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 3Funded a fourth year of PreK Create, offering 200 educators and site directors a professional development program to provide arts-rich learning and play experiences for Pre-K and 3K students.tr
Fiscal Year: 2020 | $613.118K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 4Launched a pilot serving 12 children (0-2 years old) and their families at selected NYCEEC, NYCHA, and Head Start sites that provided creative arts experiences for parents, family members, and their youngest children.
Fiscal Year: 2020 | $10K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 5Increased arts education funding for public schools by $14 million from the previous year to $447 million total.
Fiscal Year: 2020 | $416M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 6Hired 12 full-time new certified arts teachers, to provide comprehensive arts instruction to NYC public school students.
Fiscal Year: 2020
Occurrence: One-time
Action 7Launched Accelerated Arts Teacher Certification, a pilot to support 15 common branch elementary school arts teachers in District 31 (Staten Island) to take coursework through CUNY to earn a supplemental certification in the arts.
Fiscal Year: 2020 | $60K
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 8Funded a third year of PreK Create, offering 2,088 additional educators and site directors a professional development program to provide arts-rich learning and play experiences for Pre-K students.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $996.217K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 9Increased arts education spending for public schools by $17 million from the previous year to $433 million total.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $433M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 10Hired 67 new full-time certified art teachers to provide comprehensive arts instruction to NYC public school students.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: One-time
Action 11Began developing a comprehensive arts education strategic plan that will address equitable and sequential, quality arts instruction in New York City public school students from 3K to 12th grade.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 12Administered $730,000 through City Council's Art A Catalyst for Change initiative to 17 organizations to provide arts-based programs in public schools with the objective of reducing gun violence in communities.
Fiscal Year: 2019 | $730K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 13Provided 1,349 school administrators an opportunity to experience diverse offerings from 22 arts and cultural organizations across the City at significantly discounted rates, and bring them back to their school communities for teachers, students, and families through the Culture Pass Program for School Leaders.
Fiscal Year: 2019
Occurrence: Ongoing
Action 14Funded a second year of PreK Create, offering 1,244 educators and site directors a professional development program and toolkits to provide arts-rich learning and play experiences for Pre-K students.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $956.554K
Occurrence: One-time
Action 15Increased arts education spending for public schools by $17 million from the previous year to $416 million total.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $416M
Occurrence: One-time
Action 16Hired 89 new full-time certified art teachers to provide comprehensive arts instruction to NYC public school students.
Fiscal Year: 2018
Occurrence: One-time
Action 17Administered $730,000 through City Council's Art A Catalyst for Change initiative through 40 allocations to provide arts-based programs in public schools with the objective of reducing gun violence in communities.
Fiscal Year: 2018 | $730K
Occurrence: One-time
Strategy BExpand access to arts education for Multilingual Learners and students with disabilities, including professional development for educators and teaching artistsActions
Strategy CConnect DOE schools to local cultural organizations to bring culturally resonant and culturally responsive STEAM curricula to studentsActions
Strategy DCoordinate cross-agency efforts to expand free and affordable after-school arts and cultural programs citywideActions
Strategy EBuild in-depth, multi-year partnerships between arts and cultural organizations and the Department of Education to provide training for teachers and administrators and to educate students using experiential and new learning modelsActions

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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