News for 2022

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Materials for the Arts Hosts Annual "Back to School Shopping Spree," Distributing Free Supplies to NYC Public School Teachers
Through the end of September, NYC Cultural Affairs' MFTA program encourages teachers to stock up with free supplies as students return to the classroom.
September 13, 2022
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NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Announces $4.5 Million for The Noguchi Museum and New Capital Funding for Cultural Organizations Across Queens 
The funding is part of Mayor Adams' historic $127 million investment in cultural capital projects in all five boroughs. 
Aug 10, 2022
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Mayor Adams, Commissioner Cumbo Announce $5.5 Million for Universal Hip Hop Museum and New Capital Funding for Bronx Cultural Institutions
The new funding is part of a $127 million investment by the Mayor in capital projects at cultural organizations across the five boroughs.
Aug 3, 2022
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Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo Announces New Funding for Cultural Capital Projects Across Brooklyn, Including $4.5 Million for Green-Wood Cemetery's Welcome and Education Center
The new awards are part of Mayor Adam's $127 million capital investment in cultural groups in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget.
Aug 1, 2022
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Mayor Adams and Commissioner Cumbo Announce Over $3.4 Million for the Historic Snug Harbor Music Hall and New Capital Investments across Staten Island Cultural Institutions 
The St. George Theatre, Noble Maritime Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and Staten Island Museum also received new capital funding from the City as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. 
July 13, 2022
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Materials for the Arts Opens "Feared & Revered" by Artist-in-Residence Nicole Awai
NYC Cultural Affairs' Materials for the Arts (MFTA) program is pleased to present "Feared & Revered," a solo exhibition of multi-media works by artist Nicole Awai, on view now through August 2022 at the Materials for the Arts Gallery.
July 6, 2022
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As Pride Month Comes to a Close, Cultural Affairs Announces $3.6 Million for Transformation of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and Highlights Significant Capital Investments in Manhattan Cultural Institutions

As part of the first of five events DCLA will host in each of the boroughs, Commissioner Laurie Cumbo also highlighted new cultural capital investments across Manhattan. 
June 30, 2022
Learn more about DCLA's new capital funding.


“The Sustainable Art Show” Celebrates 10 Years of Artists in Residence at Materials for the Arts

NYC Cultural Affairs’ Materials for the Arts (MFTA) program announces The Sustainable Art Show, an exhibition of artwork by artists who have participated in the first 10 years of MFTA’s pioneering artist residency program.
June 2, 2022
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Mayor Adams Selects People's Theatre Project to own, Operate First-of-its-Kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center Coming to Inwood

Cultural Affairs Commissioner Cumbo joined Mayor Adams to announce that the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) — an immigrant- and women-led nonprofit — will own and operate a first-of-its-kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center (IRPAC) coming to Inwood.
May 19, 2022
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Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

The City kicked off a campaign to highlight new benefits, including access to dozens of cultural partners, for city residents with an IDNYC. 
May 2, 2022 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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