The Department of Cultural Affairs is devising a plan for June 2017 that would manage and organize New York City’s resources for arts and culture.
This week, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs released a report showing that the city’s arts sector is not as diverse as the general demographics the city — the fourth most diverse municipality in the US (although still incredibly segregated).
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s “Growth” and the public art program that initiated its creation.
On Tuesday New York’s City Council approved by a vote of 49 to 0 an amendment to the municipal charter to create a comprehensive, citywide cultural plan.
In his State of the City speech today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to build 1,500 new affordable live/work units for artists over the next decade.
Diversity, nebulous though it is, has long been something museums have tried to maximize among their visitors, but a new initiative being launched by New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs aims to measure the diversity of staff and board members at the city’s cultural institutions.
An anonymous work of protest art appeared on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City on Wednesday morning, but unlike much of the protest art that has been seen on the streets of US cities lately, this one targeted a very local and specific issue: Another work of public art.
“There is a huge boom in the elderly population, not just in New York City but everywhere — we’re all living longer,” Kristin Sakoda said by way of introducing the importance of programs that address the “cultural, social, and economic life” of the aged.
New York may lean on its cultural institutions to encourage adoption of a planned municipal identity card for undocumented New Yorkers, the New York Times reported.
In a statement released earlier this week, New York City Council members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer announced their proposal for a referendum to improve cultural spending, a “bill requiring the city to have a cultural plan.” By carrying out extensive assessments throughout the five boroughs, Levin and Van Bramer hope that this information could be used to better direct the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) initiatives and bring them in line with community priorities.