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Funding for Cultural Organizations

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest cultural funding agency in the nation, with a Fiscal Year 2014 expense budget of $156 million and a capital budget of $822 million over the next four years. The Department extends support to the cultural community in three major ways: through funding for specific cultural organizations in exchange for cultural services offered to the citizens of New York City, through direct subsidies to 33 City-owned Cultural Institutions and through capital spending for construction and renovation at designated institutions.

Use the links on the left to learn more about cultural funding opportunities available through DCLA. Nonprofit organizations should contact their Borough President and New York City Council representative to learn more about discretionary funding opportunities available in their districts.

Find your City Council representative.
Contact your Borough President’s office.