In my work for the CreateNYC Cultural Plan, a set of recommendations and action plans for the sector, one lesson rises to the top: Don’t abandon the process.
More than 1,000 organizations will receive funding, the agency’s largest-ever number of award recipients for its annual program.
Approved on July 1, the city’s overall arts and culture will be reduced by 11% in fiscal year 2021.
The People’s Cultural Plan shares a list of demands in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including housing as a human right and free public education.
The Department of Cultural Affairs has launched the Create NYC Language Access Fund, awarding grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
Local stakeholders from the Beyond Sims Committee objected to a vote by a panel of judges appointed by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
In 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to link future funding for cultural institutions to the diversity of their employees and boards. A new study released by the city shows demographic alignment is still far away.
70 of New York City arts organizations have called upon the City’s government to convene a symposium on how to better serve the city’s immigrant community now under siege by ICE and the Trump administration.
The artists and activists who created “The People’s Cultural Plan,” a community-first alternative to New York City’s official Cultural Plan, offer solutions to the latter’s many problems and blindspots.
These two plans should not be read as antagonistic. Considering both as parallel proposals is the best way to fight for the citizens of our city and turn aspirations into realities.
As the Department of Cultural Affairs works on the official NYC cultural plan, a group of activists has advanced its own ambitious vision.
Among the report’s surprising findings is that the city’s cultural sector is phenomenally informal and extensive, with more than 4,700 nonprofit cultural providers and more than 17,000 for-profit cultural entities.