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Interested in City cultural funding? Find out more!
New York City Nonprofit Organizations: If you are unfamiliar with the process for applying for and securing City funding for arts and cultural activities, please join the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the borough-specific arts councils at one of five info sessions.
Posted June 24, 2016
Find out more about cultural funding opportunities.

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
Learn more about the budget agreement.

Commissioner Finkelpearl Delivers Testimony on the Social Values of the Arts
The hearing, hosted by the City Council at the Brooklyn Museum, provided an opportunity to highlight the important work being done by the cultural community to make New York a fairer, more vibrant place for all residents.
Posted May 19, 2016

Read the testimony.

Materials for the Arts Receives Prestigious Award from the Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Champion Award, presented in a ceremony on May 13, 2016, recognized MFTA’s significant contributions to improving the environment and public health in New York City.
Posted May 19, 2016

Read the release.

DCLA Hosts Public Discussion of Diversity in Theater
The convening, hosted at the New Victory Theater in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district on May 9, brought together more than 200 members of the theater community for a conversation on how
Posted May 19, 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!

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Administration for Children’s Services Announce Selection of The Lost NYC for Public Artists in  Residence (PAIR)
The Lost NYC will create opportunities for LGBTQ youth to express themselves, to experience NYC’s cultural offerings, and to further engage them with the services and resources available through ACS. The residency marks the latest expansion of Cultural Affairs’ PAIR Program.
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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.
Learn More about the Tandem.

SU-CASA places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across NYC.
With 102 residencies in 51 City Council districts, SU-CASA is the largest creative aging program in the country.
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