NYC Council Funds For FY2016 Cultural Projects Announced

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced that new funds are available for cultural projects via City Council Members in 2016 and urges prompt action.

By Jenny Clarke

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced that the City’s FY16 budget includes significant new funding for City Council Initiatives in the following categories:

  • Coalition of Theaters of Color: $2,665,000
  • Cultural After School Adventures (CASA): $8,160,000 ($5,060,000 of which is designated in the Adopted budget)
  • Cultural Immigrant Initiative: $3,187,500
  • SU-CASA:  $1,020,000
  • Anti-Gun Violence – Art a Catalyst for Change:  $   720,000

Click here to see the City Council’s descriptions of the initiatives.

If you are interested in receiving funding through any of these initiatives, you should request further information from the Council directly; the Councilmembers whose districts you serve may be the best place to turn for further details about eligibility and how to obtain these yet-to-be-designated allocations.  There may be additional forms the Council requires.  DCA is hoping that these designations will be made before mid-September, so don’t delay.

You can find all the information on City Council funding for arts groups for 2015-16 here – note that cultural groups are listed throughout the document.


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