Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 6pm-7:30pm EDT
Location: Zoom & YouTube Livestream
Moderated by Anna Glass and Luis Miranda, Jr.!
Join us on April 21 at 6pm EST to hear from this year’s Mayoral Candidates on how they will move arts and culture forward in our great city. This forum gives our community the chance to educate the candidates on the most pressing issues facing arts and culture in NYC. It also lets us hear from them on how they will champion recovery and revitalization in our sector. Featuring virtual performances from Soles of Duende and Ba Ban Chinese Music Society.
Art and Culture is a vital and unique part of every community, intertwining with essential services like housing, development, land use, education and healthcare. The impact of the arts and culture sector in NYC has wide ranging benefits to the lives of every New Yorker and is one of the most important drivers of the NY economy. Culture is a significant generator of economic activity in New York City and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our sector generated $110 billion in economic activity in New York City and, statewide, our sector comprises 7.5% of Gross State Product.
This nonpartisan forum – organized by a Host Committee of large and small cultural organizations from every borough as well as individual artists and culture workers from every discipline – will be a focal point for discussion about a future vision for arts and culture in New York City. The Roundtable is proud to be part of this Host Committee! There’s two ways to get involved in the mayoral candidate forum:
STEP ONE: Learn more & Sign on Your Organization as Forum Supporter
STEP TWO: Register for the Forum
Mayoral Candidate Forum Host Committee: A.R.T./New York, Arts in Education Roundtable, Artists Space, Coalition of Theaters of Color, Chocolate Factory Theater, Costume Industry Coalition, Dance/NYC, Dance Theatre of Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, Fair Wage Onstage, Flushing Town Hall, LxNY | Latinx Arts Consortium of New York, Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, The Field, Wildlife Conservation Society; with Maura Nguyen Donohue, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anabella Lenzu, Alicia Mitchell-Foxworth, Rokafella.