Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York

Welcome to the New York City Department of
What's New

Culture Stories

Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Fariña, and Commissioner Finkelpearl Join Comptroller Stringer and Other Officials to Announce Additional $23 Million for Arts Education
The funding supports 120 new certified arts teachers, improved arts facilities in schools, and new partnerships with cultural institutions for the 2014-2015 school year.
Posted July 3, 2014.

Learn more.

DCLA’s Budget at a Glance
Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have adopted the City’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, including DCLA expense allocations.
Posted July 3, 2014.

Learn more about DCLA’s Executive Budget.
Learn more about the Mayor’s Executive Budget.

Commissioner Finkelpearl Joins Local Officials to Break Ground on Bronx River Art Center Renovation
When the $10 million city-funded project is complete, BRAC’s 100-year-old, 18,000 square-foot building will house classrooms, studio spaces, a state of the art computer lab, and ground floor art gallery.
Posted July 3, 2014.

Learn more.

DCLA Assistant Commissioner for Program Services Kathleen Hughes Receives 2014 Sloan Public Service Award
The prestigious Sloan Public Service Awards are administered annually by the Fund for the City of New York to recognize City employees for outstanding performance and dedication to their jobs. Assistant Commissioner Hughes’s selection reflects her decades of service managing the City’s funding for cultural programs, providing public support for an enormous breadth of arts activities throughout the five boroughs.
Posted on June 5, 2014.

Learn more.

DCLA partners with OEM for the Partners in Preparedness Initiative
OEM's Partners in Preparedness program supports organizations in preparing their employees, services, and facilities for emergencies. Partners come from all industries and enjoy a range of benefits.
Posted on March 27, 2014.
Learn more about the partnership.
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!

Living in Sin and Virtue: Artists' Mixer at MOBIA
On August 13, join artists from Museum of Biblical Art’s exhibition “Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden” for activities including discussion of the work and a trivia game inspired by the exhibition.
Learn more.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival Presents Back to the Roots Film Series
From August 1-3, ADIFF returns with its Cine-Club Film Series at Teachers College of Columbia University. This month's theme is "Back to the Roots."
Learn more.

Celebrate Brooklyn!
From June 4 through August 9, BRIC’s beloved Celebrate Brooklyn! festival brings music, film, dance, theater and more to the Prospect Park Bandshell.
Learn more.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street
Through December 2014, CMOM presents live music, hands-on art workshops and an immersive environment celebrating the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz in America.
Learn more.

Cultural Affairs