2018 Leadership Accelerator cohort and CUNY School of Professional Studies sign.

    Applications are open for the CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator professional development course for mid-level employees at organizations receiving DCLA funding.

    Apply by Sunday, January 6, 2019.

    Find out more and apply.

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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.

Seeking grants for your cultural organization?

    Learn more about the Cultural Development Fund and find out if your organization qualifies for City funding for arts and cultural programs.

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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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