New York City is home to more than 700 art galleries; 380 nonprofit theater companies; 330 dance companies; 131 museums; 96 orchestras; 40 Broadway theaters; 15 major concert halls; five zoos; five botanical gardens; and one aquarium. Start exploring today!
Announcing the CUNY Cultural Corps
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, CUNY (The City University of New York), and The Rockefeller Foundation launched a new initiative to create the CUNY Cultural Corp, a one-year paid internship program for CUNY undergraduate students. This year, 85 students join the CUNY Cultural Corps at 32 organizations in the Cultural Institutions Group, including museums, botanical gardens, zoos, and performing arts centers.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in New York City’s Cultural Sector
The Department of Cultural Affairs is committed to working with the cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves every New Yorker.
Announcing the Launch of the Public Engagement Process for CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers
In October 2016, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs launched the public engagement process for CreateNYC, the City’s first‐ever comprehensive cultural plan. When it’s released in 2017, CreateNYC will provide a roadmap for building a more vibrant, inclusive, and equitable cultural sector for all New Yorkers.
Visit CreateNYC.org to learn more and participate.
Download the press release.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Major Expansion of Building Community Capacity Program
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and its community partners announced a major expansion of its Building Community Capacity (BCC) program to the neighborhoods of the South Bronx; South East Queens; and Northern Manhattan. BCC brings a suite of services and programming to provide local cultural organizations with workshops, funding, and other support that help to strengthen their roles in the community and increase access to local cultural programming.