Cultural Funding

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest cultural funding agency in the nation, with an average annual expense budget of approximately $200 million and a capital budget of more than $1 billion 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 34 City-owned Cultural Institutions, and through capital spending for construction and renovation at designated institutions.

Use the tabs above 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.

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Contact your Borough President's office.