NYC to Invest $22+ Million in Cultural Organizations

 

 

 

NYC Percent for Art 40th Anniversary Map. Image credit: DCLA

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams today announced that, thanks to strong fiscal management, the city will make multiple investments in New York City’s cultural sector by allocating more than $22 million over the next three fiscal years for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) as part of the city’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Executive Budget. The investment includes $18.3 million over the next three fiscal years for the 34 members of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG). These institutions — including museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens — operate on city-owned property and serve as community anchors and economic engines for neighborhoods in all five boroughs. Over the next two fiscal years, the FY25 Executive Budget will also allocate $4.3 million to the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), which supports over 1,000 cultural nonprofits across the city annually, investing in a wide range of groups that represent the backbone of the city’s remarkable cultural community.

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NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs + Dept of Buildings Adopt Permanent City Canvas Program!

 

 

 

National Black Theatre/Ray Harlem. Photo credit: Jon Souza/ArtBridge. The exhibition is part of City Canvas.

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Buildings, has released details for the new City Canvas program, which will expand opportunities for artists and building owners to install public artwork on temporary construction sheds, fences, and scaffolding. City Canvas – initially launched as a pilot in 2018 – transforms these necessary-but-unsightly safety structures into platforms for creative expression and community engagement. The new program, which was created through Local Law 163 of 2021, builds on the pilot and creates additional opportunities for artists, building owners, and communities to create site-specific artworks on the 300+ miles of protective structures currently installed across the five boroughs. As part of the launch of the new, permanent program, the city is also issuing a call for artists to apply to create pre-approved designs that site owners can use for protective structures on their properties.  

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Beyond Sims Proposals, Presentations, and a Vote with Vinnie Bagwell the Winning Sculpture

 

 

 

A call for artists went out on the heals of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims in 2018 for the creation of a new sculpture which will occupy the pedestal at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem.

Now the date has been confirmed for the second artist-selection panel for Beyond Sims. Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 3pm at the Museum of the City of New York, Ronay Menschel Hall, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile……..on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

 

 

 

artist tatyana fazlailzaheh-she is the first public artist in residence at nycchr.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work can be found on walls from New York to Paris, Los Angeles to Mexico City, and right here…….

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