CDF FY22 Funding Announcement

    The largest Cultural Development Fund allocation in the agency’s history includes funding for COVID-19 recovery, arts education, and increases for organizations in underserved communities.

Commissioner Casals and MFTA staff throw gold confetti at MFTA’s ribbon cutting.
    Materials for the Arts (MFTA) has officially reopened its doors to members for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    In Summer and Fall 2021, City Artist Corps provided relief funds to local artists while bringing creative programming to every corner of NYC.

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COVID-19 coronavirus

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    DCLA partnered with Americans for the Arts and SMU DataArts to examine the financial impact of COVID-19 on NYC's non-profit cultural sector.  Read the report.

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

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