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    DCLA encourages cultural nonprofits from across all of New York City’s vast, diverse cultural community to apply to receive public support for their arts and cultural activities.

    This year’s Cultural Development Fund (CDF) application process marks a major step forward in fostering greater equity in this important source of funding. Read the press release.

Three dancers in red flamenco costumes hold up dance shoes at MFTA.

    Materials for the Arts is distributing over 11,000 pairs of dance shoes to dancers, dance organizations, and public schools across NYC.

Questions Worth Having Answers To, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Abolitionist Place

    Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed is inviting the public to help envision her proposed text-based artwork for Downtown Brooklyn’s Abolitionist Place. Become a part of this Percent for Art project examining the area's Abolitionist history.

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    For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 coronavirus in New York City, visit

    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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