Musicians play on a brightly lit stage before a cheering crowd at BRIC JazzFest.
White text on purple reads “OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (PAIR)) 2019”

    Artists can submit applications for residences in one of four NYC government agencies. Apply by February 24th. 

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    Grant recipients for this pilot program were announced in August 2018.


    Sidiki Conde, master Guinean drummer and dancer, performs at Lincoln Center. Photo by Deborah Ross, courtesy of The Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers

    After months of traveling the city and hearing from nearly 200,000 residents online and in person, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is thrilled to release New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan.

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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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