CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers

    In July 2017, we joined Mayor de Blasio to release CreateNYC, New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Two years later, DCLA released the CreateNYC Action Plan, streamlining the cultural plan’s recommendations to provide greater clarity and transparency.

2 dancers, 1 a wheelchair user, clasp arms while leaning away from each other.
    As part of DCLA’s ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, a pilot study from SMU DataArts captures demographic data – including new information on disability status and sexual orientation – of staff at 65 organizations, and will roll out to all DCLA constituent groups in 2020.
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    Through the Building Community Capacity program, community-based development organizations and cultural nonprofits collaborated to survey arts and culture engagement in Bushwick, Far Rockaway, and Morrisania.

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    Read the latest news from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest municipal funder of culture in the country and is committed to providing access to art and culture for all New Yorkers.

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