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The Chocolate Factory Theater to Close 49th Street Location Photo The Chocolate Factory Theater to Close 49th Street Location
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021

The Chocolate Factory Theater has announced the closing of its longtime home at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC, Queens - and the launch of its new permanent facility at 38-29 24th Street, one mile north.

New York City Plans City Artist Corps Program to Help Artists Get Back to Work Photo New York City Plans City Artist Corps Program to Help Artists Get Back to Work
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs today announced the NYC Artist Corps, a $25 million investment in local artists to bring creative programming and engagement to every corner of the city this summer.

Public Events in Each Borough Will Take Place to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of NYC Photo Public Events in Each Borough Will Take Place to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of NYC's Cultural Shutdown
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021

One year after New York City’s arts and cultural sector suddenly shut down over the period of one week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, events in each borough will mark the somber anniversary.

The Rockwell Group and TAIT Partner to Create Pop-Up Theaters to Help Struggling Arts Photo The Rockwell Group and TAIT Partner to Create Pop-Up Theaters to Help Struggling Arts and Performance Groups
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021

David Rockwell and his architecture and design firm Rockwell Group have joined forces with TAIT, a global leader in the design and construction of solutions for live events, to create OpenStage NYC, a new initiative that utilizes portable staging, to help arts organizations move to outdoor performances this spring.  

NYC Department of Cultural Affair Announces $47.1 Million in Grants, and New Measures Photo NYC Department of Cultural Affair Announces $47.1 Million in Grants, and New Measures to Support Cultural Organizations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2020

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced over $47.1million in grants to 1,032 cultural groups, including new investments and measures to support the city’s vibrant nonprofit cultural sector as it continues to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic.

NeON Arts Digital Workshops in Winter 2020 Offer Creative Learning Experiences for Yo Photo NeON Arts Digital Workshops in Winter 2020 Offer Creative Learning Experiences for Young People Across New York City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

Carnegie Hall, in partnership with the New York City Department of Probation (DOP), today announced that hundreds of young people from across New York City will participate in free digital creative workshops‚ÄĒincluding music production, theater, culinary arts, documentary filmmaking, visual art, and more‚ÄĒas part of¬†NeON Arts.

New York City Council Considers Legislation Expanding Outdoor Performances Photo New York City Council Considers Legislation Expanding Outdoor Performances
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 25, 2020

The New York City Council held an online hearing this week concerning proposed legislation aiming to create further opportunities for performances and similar cultural events in open spaces.

League Of Independent Theater Launches #cancelrent Social Media Takeover Photo League Of Independent Theater Launches #cancelrent Social Media Takeover
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2020

The League of Independent Theater is calling for theatres, small businesses, and not-for-profits across NYC to join LIT on September 1st to flood social media with personal stories and images of the theatres that make up the great city of New York.

Rooftop Films, MoMI, NYSCI, NYCEDC to Screen Films in Queens & Brooklyn Photo Rooftop Films, MoMI, NYSCI, NYCEDC to Screen Films in Queens & Brooklyn
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 21, 2020

Rooftop Films, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), today announced the opening of two drive-in festival locations in New York City.

New York City Budget Cuts Arts Spending By Nearly 11% Photo New York City Budget Cuts Arts Spending By Nearly 11%
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2020

The New York City budget that was announced on Wednesday has cut spending on cultural affairs by nearly 11%.

Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More Support Campaign to Save Arts  Photo Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More Support Campaign to Save Arts Education in NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2020

A diverse cross section of teachers, students, arts administrators and advocates are rallying to save arts education with a new campaign, Arts are Essential, that focuses on preserving the jobs of New York City's arts teachers and honoring contracts with arts education organizations, which have already been badly hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Launches Survey Examining the Impact of the Virus  Photo NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Launches Survey Examining the Impact of the Virus on the City's Cultural Sector
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2020

Today, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Americans for the Arts announced a new partnership to survey 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organizations in New York City in an effort to capture the full breadth of the financial impact COVID-19 has had on this crucial sector.

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Gonzalo Casals As Commissioner Of The Department Of Cultural Photo Mayor De Blasio Appoints Gonzalo Casals As Commissioner Of The Department Of Cultural Affairs
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 11, 2020

NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces Awards To 36 Nonprofits Through CreateNY Photo NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces Awards To 36 Nonprofits Through CreateNYC Language Access Fund
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 8, 2020

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has announced this year's recipients of grants through the CreateNYC Language Access Fund. 36 NYC-based nonprofits will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 in support of programming that increases access to arts and culture for those whose primary language is not English. The awarded programs represent 12 languages a?" including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and American Sign Language a?" and will serve audiences in all five boroughs.

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Has Announced $51.3 Million in Grants to Suppo Photo The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Has Announced $51.3 Million in Grants to Support Public Cultural Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced $51.3 million in grants to support public cultural programming at 985 organizations across New York City as part of its fiscal year 2020 annual funding cycle. The funds support groups working in a vast range of disciplines, serving audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Together, the hundreds of cultural organizations receiving this support form the backbone of New York City's vibrant cultural life. The total includes funding set aside for underserved communities and major new investments in nonprofits that directly support individual artists working throughout the city. The agency continues to prioritize funding equity for culture in every corner of NYC and support for goals outlined in the CreateNYC cultural plan.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Will Present NAVIDAD: A MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS Photo Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Will Present NAVIDAD: A MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2019

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will bring back their holiday production by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera and Co-Founder & Executive Director Juan Casta√Īo. 'Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas' celebrates the holiday traditions experienced by a young person of Mexican immigrant parents growing up in New York City.

Titan Theatre Company Presents its 2019 Gala Event Photo Titan Theatre Company Presents its 2019 Gala Event
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019

The award-winning Titan Theatre Company will celebrate their 11th Season tonight, with their 2019 a?oeLove and Lust' Gala Event!

NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs And CUNY Announce New Permanent Public Funding For Photo NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs And CUNY Announce New Permanent Public Funding For CUNY Cultural Corps
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 17, 2019

The City University of New York (CUNY), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced the launch of the fourth year of the CUNY Cultural Corps, which places students in paid internship positions with New York City non-profit cultural institutions. The program exposes students to opportunities and future careers in the arts while expanding the cultural community's engagement with CUNY's diverse pool of talent. As of the current fiscal year, funding for the Cultural Corps has been made a permanent line item in DCLA's budget, providing long-term support for the program. The Rockefeller Foundation has also established an endowment-based fellowship to support several internships each year in perpetuity. 

NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces CreateNYC Language Access Fund Photo NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces CreateNYC Language Access Fund
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2019

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has announced the CreateNYC Language Access Fund to support cultural organizations' efforts to increase access to cultural programming for audiences whose primary language is not English. Building on recommendations in the CreateNYC cultural plan, the new fund will support the creation and presentation of work for non-English-speaking audiences, bilingual cultural programming intended primarily for non-English speakers, and multilingual community engagement in the arts. The initiative aims to remove barriers to participation in arts and culture for the millions of New Yorkers who are non-English speakers, multilingual learners (MLLs), English language learners (ELLs), and sign language users.

Artists Amanda Williams And Olalekan Jeyifous Selected To Design Monument Honoring Sh Photo Artists Amanda Williams And Olalekan Jeyifous Selected To Design Monument Honoring Shirley Chisholm In Prospect Park, Brooklyn
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2019

Today, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and women.nyc (NYCEDC) announced that artist team Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous has been selected to design a new monument honoring Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to serve in Congress. The design proposed by the artists, called Our Destiny, Our Democracy, was selected through the City's Percent for Art program, and will now be refined as it proceeds through additional community input and public review. The monument is the first to be commissioned as part of the She Built NYC program, which seeks to expand representation of women in the City's public art collection. The Shirley Chisolm monument will be installed in Prospect Park by the end of 2020.

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