In FY18, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) launched the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact, a pilot initiative that supports partnerships between New York City's municipal agencies and cultural organizations that collaborate to use arts and culture to reach underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers. This program supports DCLA's commitment to coordinate and promote engagement between the City and New York's cultural community as outlined in the CreateNYC cultural plan released in July 2017.
The goals of the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact are to:
Through the new initiative, in FY18 DCLA awardedseven grants of $50,000 each to arts and cultural organizations working in partnership with city agencies to address pressing civic issues. City agency partners are providing a minimum contribution of $25,000 (cash or in-kind) to the proposed project
Projects will be executed by the end of the City's fiscal year on June 30, 2018