Freelancing in New York 2019

Freelancing in NYC

    The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Freelancers Union, and Upwork released the results of "Freelancing in New York: 2019," the first comprehensive measure of how freelancing factors into NYC's workforce.

    The report estimates 1.3M workers performed freelance work in the past 12 months, and the economic impact of the work was $31.4B in earnings. Read the report here.

NYC Women's Fund



    Applications are now open or the NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre. The groundbreaking $5 million grant program has now earmarked an additional $500,000 for music projects led by women. Find out more here.

Made in NY Writers Room
Meet the Fellows


    These 10 talented NYC writers have been selected for six months of mentorship with top TV showrunners, industry access and financial report while they hone their scriptwriting craft and tell important stories.

One Book, One New York


    Visit the hundreds of libraries throughout the five boroughs to pick up a copy of our One Book winner, JUST KIDS, and join us in September for a special culminating event with Patti Smith!
63 Women-Led Projects Funded
$1.5 million awarded

    In the first year of the $5M Women's Fund, an extraordinary group of film, TV, digital and theatre projects led by female-identified creatives received grants of up to $50,000 each. For a full list of recipients, click here.

NYC Media and Made in NY
NYC Life announces new fall lineup. Learn more about NYC Life.

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