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New York City Department of Sanitation Announces Launch of “Office of In Visibility” Created by Department of Cultural Affairs Public Artist-in-Residence sTo Len  

The New York City Department of Sanitation and Department of Cultural Affairs have announced the launch of a new Office of In Visibility (OOIV) project, created by DSNY’s current Public Artist in Residence, sTo Len. The Public Artist in Residence program is administered by DCLA, and Len has been embedded within DSNY as part of this program since October 2021.
April 29, 2022
Learn more about OOIV.


NYC Cultural Affairs Launches New, More Equitable Process for Cultural Groups Applying for City Funding

DCLA encourages cultural nonprofits from across all of New York City’s vast, diverse cultural community to apply to receive public support for their arts and cultural activities. This year’s CDF application process marks a major step forward in fostering  greater equity in this important source of funding.
April 6, 2022
Learn more about this year's CDF.


Mayor Adams Appoints Laurie Cumbo as Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced the appointment of Laurie Cumbo as commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). In this role, she will direct cultural policy for the city and oversee city funding for hundreds of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations across the five boroughs that deliver quality arts programming for New Yorkers.
March 18, 2022
Learn more.


Materials for the Arts, The Joyce Theater, and Karen Brooks Hopkins Announce “The Great Dance Shoe Giveaway”

NYC Cultural Affairs’ Materials for the Arts (MFTA) program, The Joyce Theater, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) President Emerita Karen Brooks Hopkins are working together to distribute a donation of over 11,000 pairs of dance shoes from Ocean State Job Lot to hundreds of NYC-based dancers, dance organizations, and public schools.
February 22, 2022
Learn more about The Great Dance Shoe Giveaway.


NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed Launch Public Engagement for Permanent Public Artwork in Brooklyn’s Abolitionist Place

As part of the new Abolitionist Place in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed are inviting New Yorkers to learn more about and engage with the artist’s proposed public artwork for the new public green space.
January 21, 2022
Learn more and participate.