News for 2017
City announces selection of collaborative, community-based art installation Ark for the Arts addressing climate change in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Red Hook residents selected Ark for the Arts by artists Isabelle Garbani & Jeannine Bardo from nine proposals. Local students will build the bicycle-powered Ark, which will then serve as a platform for programming by a range of community partners.Posted August 17, 2017Read the release.
The Department of Cultural Affairs announces open call for proposals for public art installations in the Bronx and Brooklyn
"The Grand Concourse is one of New York City's great thoroughfares and, along with so many of our vibrant public spaces, it deserves to be honored with great public art," said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. Proposals for projects along both Grand Concourse in the Bronx and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and Queens are due on June 25.Posted May 31, 2017
Open Call: The Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking proposals for a Climate Change Public Art Project in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Artists or artist teams are encouraged to apply to create a temporary public artwork for the neighborhood of Red Hook. Successful proposals should relate to the history of the neighborhood and climate change. Deadline for proposals is Earth Day, April 22, 2017.Posted March 21, 2017
Learn more and apply. Read the press release.
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the City's Three Library Systems Launch Public Engagment PArtnerships for CreateNYC
"The cultural plan has provided us with an amazing opportunity to get out and meet with New Yorkers where they live, work, and experience culture," said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. Department of Cultural Affairs announced a partnership with the city's three library systems to offer public engagement for CreateNYC at dozens of library branches across the city. Materials will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bangla, and Arabic, depending on the communities served by each branch.Posted March 15, 2017
Learn more about the partnership.
Open Call: Percent for Art for 40th Precinct Community Room in Mott Haven, Bronx
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program is seeking proposals from artists or artist groups to create a permanent public art commission in the community room at the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven. The deadline is March 31.Posted March 15, 2017
Learn more and apply.
The Fiscal 2018 Cultural Development Fund Application Period is now closed
The deadline for Cultural Development Fund (CDF) applications was February 13, 2017. The Department of Cultural Affairs is no longer accepting applications for Fiscal 2018 program funding.Posted February 15, 2017
Learn more about the agency's Programs funding process.
Open Call for FY18 Cultural Development Fund Panelists
Now through Monday, February 20, the Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting nominations from individuals interested in participating as or recommending panelists for the Cultural Development Fund application review process. Panelists should have knowledge of the agency and the constituency it serves, demonstrate expertise in one or more cultural disciplines, and (for borough-specific panels) be familiar with the cultural community of a specific borough.Posted February 3, 2017
Open Call: Percent for Art for Woodhaven Select Bus Service
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program invites artists and/or designers to submit entries for consideration for the Woodhaven Select Bus Service street improvement project. Up to two artist will be selected for the permanent public art commission.Posted January 13, 2017
Learn more about this opportunity.
NYC Theater Subdisctrict Council (TSC) Announces Over$2M to Increase Diversity and Opportunities in Theater Workforce
11 grants to theaters in Manhattan's Theater Subdistrict and around the city will support a broad range of paid fellowship, mentorship, professional training, and career development programs for behind-the-scenes roles. The programs will connect Broadway and the theater community to new talent while increasing access for individuals historically underrepresented in the professional theater community.Posted January 13, 2017
Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce IDNYC will Remain Free in Third Year and Include 11 New Cultural Benefit Partners.
IDNYC will remain free in 2017 and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders' personal background documents. Cardholders will have access to free memberships at 40 of the city's premiere cultural organizations, including 11 new benefit partners.Posted January 13, 2017
Learn more about new IDNYC benefits.