Black and white line drawings on red background depict busts of Johnson and Rive
    A new permanent public artwork in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village will celebrate Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and their trailblazing advocacy for LGBTQ rights and inclusivity.
Large yellow cutouts of Chisholm, US Capitol intersect, cast shadows

    Artists Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous will create a Brooklyn monument honoring Shirley Chisholm – the first monument commissioned as part of She Built NYC.

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    Image: "Our Destiny, Our Democracy." Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous.

Eight people on a stage, some singing into mics and some on instruments.
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts is one of 175+ recipients of increased support for smaller organizations in all five boroughs. Here, a "First Fridays!" performance by Brown Rice Family.

    Photo credit: Bronx Museum of the Arts / Lauren Click.
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.

A TV cameraperson interviews Percent for Art director Kendal Henry in a park
    Read the latest news from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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