The Cultural Plan

Community Partner Research and Data

Over a six-month period, the team created a variety of opportunities for expansive cross-sections of residents from all five boroughs to participate. This process sought to develop a clear picture of the experiences, values, and cultural priorities of New Yorkers from all walks of life. These partners held workshops, organized convenings and focus groups, distributed surveys, and submitted original research. Additionally, 10 organizations and/or coalitions received grants from the Cultural Agenda Fund in the New York Community Trust to organize and engage communities around the plan and provide policy recommendations to the cultural planning team. The following section includes these community partners’ findings.

Cultural Agenda Fund Grantees

Asian American Arts Alliance
BRIC and Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Center for Arts Education
King Manor Museum, Jamaica Is…
The Loisaida Center
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (Graduate Center CUNY), The Field, Center for Arts Education,Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian, Gibney Dance, One Percent for Culture
New York Foundation for the Arts
Staten Island Arts

Submitted Recommendations

Artists of Color Bloc
Btwn2bridges Chinatown Report
City Department of Education Panel on Education Policy’s Arts Education Committee
Cultural Equity Coalition
Dance/ NYC
Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force
Endangered Language Alliance
Flux Factory
League of Independent Theater
Local 802 AFM
Manhattan Community Board 3
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York City Cultural Agenda Fund in The New York Community Trust
NYC Artist Coalition (DIY Community)
The Field
The New Coalition of Culturals in City-Owned Buildings
Urban Design Forum


Asian American Arts Alliance Online Survey Artist Survey
Center for Arts Education Online Survey
Dance/NYC Fiscally Sponsored
Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance Online Survey
Library-CIG Survey
Participatory Budgeting Survey
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Survey

Community Conversations

ARTs East New York
Bay Ridge Workshop
Brooklyn Folk Art Society Meeting
Caribbean Arts Think Tank
Central Queens Workshop
Create BedStuy Workshop
Far Rockaway Workshop
Gowanus NYCHA Workshop
IndieSpace Design Symposium
Grantmakers’ Workshop
Long Island City Workshop with Museum of the Moving Image
North Brooklyn Council District 33 Workshop
Red Hook Workshop
Share Series University Settlement
South Asian/Bangladeshi Communities Workshop
Theater for the New City Art Start-Up! Neighborhood Gathering
Washington Heights & Inwood Workshop
Theater of the Oppressed NYC
What We Heard: Central Queens Workshop
What We Heard: Jamaica Workshop
What We Heard: MAS Livable Neighborhoods Workshop

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