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Department of Cultural Affairs Selects Hester Street Collaborative to Create City’s Comprehensive Cultural Plan
Following a competitive application process, the City has selected Hester Street to lead the effort to incorporate public input into New York City’s first-ever cultural plan.
Posted August 4, 2016.

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Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $10 million in Additional Funding for Cultural Affairs
The increased funding in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget will support cultural programming at more than 900 organizations across the City.
Posted June 20, 2016
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Culture Features

Cultural Venues with Free Hours and Suggested Admission
New York City is home to more than 1,200 cultural venues, many of which offer free hours or suggested admission. 


Eye on Culture

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.
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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.
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Paris and NYC Celebrate 2016 Tandem Cultural Exchange
From June through October Paris and New York City will celebrate the 2016 Tandem, a cultural partnership honoring the connections and cultural achievements of these cities with programming on both sides of the Atlantic. The Paris-New York Tandem 2016 will include music, dance, cinema, literature, theatre, the visual arts, as well as language, gastronomy, and cultural innovation. Pictured above, Wang & Ramirez will perform their piece Monchichi at BAM in October.
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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.
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