In FY18, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is launching the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact, a pilot initiative that will support partnerships between The City of New York's 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, DCLA will award up to six grants of $50,000 each to arts and cultural organizations working in partnership with city agencies to address pressing civic issues. City agency partners must provide a minimum contribution of $25,000 to the proposed project, which may be in-kind.
Applications are due on Monday, November 13, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Mayor's Office, DCLA, and outside professionals with relevant expertise. DCLA expects to notify applicants of the outcome of the process by mid-November 2017, with programs to begin as soon as possible thereafter. Projects funded by the Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact must be completed by the end of the City's fiscal year on June 30, 2018.
The application period for the FY18 Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact is now closed.
Applications must be submitted by the cultural partner. For FY18, eligible applicants must have submitted an FY18 Cultural Development Fund application or be members of the Cultural Institutions Group. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting an application. Each cultural organization and city agency may select only one partner and may submit only one application.
Information Sessions - FY18 Mayor's Grant for Cultural Impact
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
31 Chambers Street, Room 209
Thursday, October 26, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Friday, October 27, 10:00 – 11:00am
RSVP required, register online