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New Yorkers for Culture & Arts is Launched - New York City Arts Coalition and One Percent for Culture Merge to Form a Vibrant New Entity

3.1.2017

The New York City Arts Coalition and One Percent for Culture are announcing that they are merging to form a new organization New Yorkers for Culture & Arts.

Visit our new site: ny4ca.org

CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for all New Yorkers

10.25.2016

CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for all New Yorkers kicked off today with a great program at Hostos Community College including performances & presentations by The Dream Ring, Hostos Community College, NYCulture Commissioner Finkelpearl, Pregones Theater's. Rolsalba Roln, Alice Sheppard, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Dr. Eric Sanderson, and Mariposa Fernandez. Watch it on the New York City Department of Cultural Affair's facebook page.

Learn more about how you can be part of the cultural planning process at createnyc.org.

FY17 Budget Includes Nearly $17M in New Funding for Culture

6.21.2016

We are trilled to report that the FY17 budget includes nearly $17M in new expense funding for culture. We could not have achieved this increase without all of your hard work and support. Thank you!

Please join us in thanking Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Minority Leader Steven Matteo, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, and the entire New York City Council for scoring this major victory on behalf of culture.

City Council Response to The Budget Asks to "Support Arts and Culture" with $40M increase

4.4.2016

"...the Council would like the Administration to invest in the culture and arts by increasing funding for arts and culture by $40 million. The funding would be split between Cultural Institution Group members and small community-based nonprofit cultural organizations throughout the city. Funding will support additional programs that will reach individuals in all five boroughs and will enrich the lives of artists, students, seniors and all New Yorkers. Currently funded organizations will be able to sustain and grow and new organizations will be accessible to New Yorkers to benefit from. To ensure that world- class art is available to maximum New Yorkers, the Council urges the administration to increase the funding to allow our future generations to continue to access and benefit from the rich culture of New York City."

Read the full response.

NYCinspires & One Percent for Culture in This is New York

3.24.2016

Cultural organizations and leaders talk about the tremendous response to IDNYC cultural memberships and the value of accessible culture in This is New York.

Jimmy Van Bramer on "Helping Arts and Culture to Inspire New York City"

3.14.2016 - City & State

"New York City is the cultural capital of the world. Every day our cultural institutions and organizations draw, and inspire, millions of people." Read more in City & State's NY Slant.

NYC culture groups launch campaign to push $40M budget boost

3.11.2016 - Daily News

The citys cultural groups are launching a campaign to push City Hall to up their budget by $40 million this year. Read more in the Daily News.

20160303114217-thumb.jpg NYCInspires.org Campaign to Increase City Funding For Culture

3.3.2016

We are excited to announce that cultural organizations of all disciplines and in all five boroughs have launched a campaign (NYCinspires.org) asking City Hall to increase operating support for culture in the next city budget. The campaign is encouraging everyone who has ever been Inspired by NYC Culture to share their stories on social media using the hashtag #NYCinspires and to visit the website at NYCinspires.org to send a message to City Hall in support of culture.

Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Cultural Plan Includes One Percent for Culture Leadership

11.20.2015

Three members of our Steering Committee, John Calvelli of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tino Gagliardi of Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, and Adam Huttler of Fractured Atlas, and one member of our Advisory Council, Eric Pryor of The Harlem School of the Arts, have been appointed the Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Cultural Plan. See all the appointees which include a number of representative of our Coalition Partners.

Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission Appointment Include Three Members of One Percent for Culture's Advisory Council

10.27.2015

Three members of One Percent for Culture's Advisory Council have been appointed to the Cultural Affaris Advisory Commission: Steve Buscemi, Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer of Queens Council on the Arts, and Lane Harwell of Dance/NYC. See all of the appointees which include a number representatives of our Coalition Partners.

Creative New York Report Release by Center for an Urban Future

6.23.2015

The Center for an Urban Future has released a new Creative New York report which demonstrates the value of NYC's creative sector, highlights some of the challenges facing the sector, and offers some excellent recommendations.

Testimony on the 2016 Executive Budget

6.12.2015

At the City Council Finance Committee Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, cultural organizations throughout the city asked for a $30 million increase in funding for the Department of Cultural Affairs. You can read the testimony of Heather Woodfield, Executive Director of One Percent for Culture here.

NY City Council Passes Legislation Requiring a Comprehensive Cultural Plan

4.29.2015

Yesterday, the New York City Council unanimously passed legislation introduced by Council Members Levin and Van Bramer which requires the Department of Cultural Affairs to create a comprehensive cultural plan. Read more.

20150402150749-thumb.jpg Dynamic Testimonies Offered in Support of Increased Expense Funding for Culture

3.20.2015

On March 20, 2015 cultural advocates and artists joined together to ask the City Council for a $30 million increase in expense funding for culture. Many groups offered dynamic, artistic, or performative testimonies. Check out the live tweets from the hearing and an post from A.R.T./New York.

Preliminary Budget Hearing for Culture Friday, March 20

3.18.2015

The Mayor's Preliminary Expense Budget for 2016 allocates $150 million for culture. The Preliminary Budget Hearing for the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at the City Hall Council Chambers.

Great MLK Weekend Free Cultural Event

1.16.2015

Our calendar of free cultural events features lots of great activities for Martin Luther King Weekend including Hear Our Voices; Count Our Votes: MLKs March Continues on Sunday at 3pm at the Apollo Theatre, Come Share the Dream at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday at 10:30am featuring Dr. Cornell West and music performances by Sandra St. Victor & Oyas Daughter.

20140626112809-thumb.jpg Free Culture Summer Calendar

6.26.2014

Summers in New York City are filled with free cultural events throughout all five borough and One Percent for Culture's summer calendar is packed with events you won't want to miss.

Testimony on the 2015 NYC Executive Budget

6.6.2014

One Percent for Culture testimony at the New York City Council Finance Committee hearing on the 2015 Executive Budget.

Mayor de Blasio Names Tom Finkelpearl of the Queen Museum Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs

4.6.2014

One Percent for Culture is thrilled that Mayor de Balsio has named Tom Finkelpearl of the Queens Museum as Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Crain's Arts and Culture Breakfast: Inventions and Reinventions

3.4.2014

Check out the live Tweets, video, article and more from Monday's Crain's Arts & Culture Breakfast: Inventions and Reinventions.

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1.15.2014

A list of New York City's museums with free and PWYW days.

Arts groups hope de Blasio will provide bigger budget slice

12.16.2013 - Crain's New York Business

New York's cultural sector is mobilizing like never before to change the way the city doles out annual funding to arts organizations. Executives will be ready to tango come January, when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes office.

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12.12.2013

An economic analysis of arts and culture and their impact on the economy.

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12.2.2013

One Percent for Culture brings you free cultural holiday events.

20131122151324.jpg Building Interagency Cultural Partnerships at Talking Transition

11.22.2013

Check out the live tweet highlights from Building Interagency Cultural Partnerships hosted by One Percent for Culture with moderators Heather Woodfield, Executive Director, One Percent for Culture, Randall Bourscheidt, President Emeritus, Alliance for the Arts, and Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director, The Field.

20131114113048-thumb.jpg Talking Transition - Citywide Conversation about NYC's Future

11.14.2013

Join us on Friday at 11am for Building Interagency Cultural Partnerships and on Wednesday at 6:30pm for Emerging Leaders of New York Arts presents: An Open Letter to the Mayor-Elect co-sponsored by One Percent for Culture. For the first time in 12 years New York City has a new mayor. New Yorkers gather to voice their ideas and concerns before Mayor-elect de Blasio takes office at a series of events including a number hosted by our Coalition Partners and One Percent for Culture at the tent on Canal and 6th Avenue.

20131105223403-thumb.jpg One Percent for Culture Has Overwhelming Support from NYC Elected Officials

11.5.2013

One Percent for Culture congratulates all the winners of the 2013 NYC General Election. We are also thrilled to report that 75% of all the City Officials elected in 2013 support One Percent for Culture's goal of increasing the Citys financial commitment to the nonprofit cultural community to a full one percent of the municipal expense budget. Check out our complete list of supporting NYC elected officials. Updated January 16, 2013.

Everything You Need Before Election Day

10.31.2013

Catch up on debates and find out who your candidates are and where to vote for them on November 5th.

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10.24.2013

The 2013 Creative Time Summit will be hosted at the NYU Skirball Center on October 25 and 26. This year CT Summit offers two free ways to be a part of the event! Watch online or attend a free screening at Cooper Union.

20131016135025.jpg MAS Summit for NYC 10/17 and 10/18 - Watch Live

10.16.2013

The Municipal Arts Society (MAS) will host a two-day summit on October 17 and 18 featuring 105 speakers and 40 sessions revolving around the theme of Innovation and Leadership. Join in by watching the free live steam and live Tweeting.
10/18 update with highlights from Arts Development Panel

Report from Crain's Breakfast on Culture

10.7.2013

Panelist spoke about the value nonprofit cultural organizations bring to NYC at the need for city support at Monday's Crain's NY breakfast on Keeping NYs Culture Industry on the Next Mayors Agenda.

One Percent for Culture: Expanding the City's Cultural Footprint

10.3.2013 - Huffington Post

"Culture and the arts are essential to what makes New York City thrive," City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations writes in the Huffington Post. "The City's nonprofit cultural sector stabilizes our economy, nurtures our children, and enriches our daily lives."

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9.9.2013 - The New York Times

One Percent for Culture's Executive Director, Heather Alexa Woodfield, and other New Yorkers visualize what's on their minds as they vote for mayoral candidates on the New York Times Room for Debate page.

One Percent for Culture on the Leonard Lopate Show: Mayoral Candidates and Funding for the Arts

8.8.2013

Today's Leonard Lopate show featured a discussion with Heather Woodfield, Executive Director of One Percent for Culture, Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College at Columbia University, and Nancy Kleaver, Executive Director of Young Audiences, on the state of arts education in New York City schools and funding of New Yorks cultural organizations. Last week Leonard Lopate and Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson moderated "The Future of Education, Arts and Culture: a conversation with the mayoral candidates and New Yorkers of all ages."

20130802131845.jpg Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Arts and Culture at Citywide Forum - Photos and Video Available

8.2.2013

Teachers College, Columbia University, Young Audiences New York (YANY), and One Percent for Culture hosted The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A Conversation with the Mayoral Candidates and New Yorkers of All Ages on Tuesday, July 30 with moderators Kurt Andersen of Public Radio and Leonard Lopate of WNYC. Check out video and photos from forum featuring all participating candidates.

20130801205344.jpg New York Mayoral Candidates Share Plans to Raise City Arts Budget at Recent Forum

8.1.2013 - TheaterMania

Nine potential Bloomberg successors attended a forum at Columbia University on Tuesday evening to discuss the future of New York City's arts and education budget.

Live Tweets from the #ArtsEdCultureNYC Mayoral Forum

8.1.2013

Check out the conversation from "The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A Conversation with the Mayoral Candidates and New Yorkers of all Ages" sponsored by One Percent for Culture, Teacher's College and Young Audiences New York on July 30.

Education, Arts and Culture

7.31.2013 - Lotus Editions

Teachers College and One Percent for Culture hosted a mayoral forum The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City. The event was moderated by Public Radios Kurt Anderson and WNYCs Leonard Lopate.

Arts education gets a rare spotlight on the campaign trail

7.31.2013 - Gotham Schools

It represents just 1.5 percent of the city schools budget and often gets left out of education stump speeches, but arts education got the mayoral fields full attention on Tuesday night at a forum at Teachers College Columbia University.

July 30: Where the Candidates Are Today

7.31.2013 - The New York Times

Participates in a mayoral candidates forum, moderated by WNYCs Kurt Andersen and Leonard Lopate, on the future of education and the arts, at the Cowin Center at Columbias Teachers College.

Mayoral Candidates Support More Arts Funding for Schools

7.31.2013 - WNYC

Fourteen candidates took turns fielding questions from WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Kurt Andersen about how to support the arts during a tough fiscal climate.

20130712150101.jpg July 30: The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A Conversation with the Mayoral Candidates and New Yorkers of all Ages

7.12.2013

Join One Percent for Culture, Teacher's College Columbia University, and Young Audience New York for a conversation about the future of education and the role that the arts, culture, and arts education play in shaping New York City. The audience will learn first hand candidates views on the arts, culture, and education as a foundation for creating a smarter, more livable, and economically competitive city.

Town Hall for Culture - Uptown Manhattan

5.23.2013

Join One Percent for Culture and the Harlem Arts Alliance for a Town Hall for Culture meeting in Upper Manhattan on June 3 at 10am. Come share your ideas for how the City can support and strengthen our nonprofit cultural community as part of the Harlem Arts Alliance meeting. Event details and RSVP

Town Hall for Culture in Brooklyn - May 13

5.1.2013

Join One Percent for Culture and the Brooklyn Arts Council for a Town Hall for Culture meeting in Brooklyn on May 13. Come share your ideas for how the City can support and strengthen our nonprofit cultural community and participate in our training on how to Live Tweet. Event details and RSVP

One Percent for Culture Begins Town Hall for Culture Series

3.11.2013

Join us for one of our Town Hall for Culture meetings in your borough and share your ideas for how the City can support and strengthen our nonprofit cultural community. Event details and RSVP

Van Bramer Launches One Percent For Culture

1.16.2013 - Queens Gazette

On January 8, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee, announced his support for the One Percent for Culture Campaign at an event at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, strengthening the growing coalition to support New York Citys cultural landscape.

One Percent for Culture: Dollars and Cents Plan to Support NYC’s Top Attraction – Culture

1.16.2013 - Queens Gazette

Culture is key when tourists choose where to travel and New York City is draws more culture vultures than just about any other city in the country.

Put 1% of city budget to cultural groups: Van Bramer

1.15.2013 - Times Ledger

At MoMA PS1, one of Long Island Citys several artistic meccas, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced Tuesday that he and 245 organizations were calling upon the city to increase funding to arts and cultural institutions.

One Percent for Culture: Dollars that make good sense for the city

1.13.2013 - Daily News

Allocating one percent of the city's budget to support its 1,200 culture and arts groups would be giving essential aid to groups that create more than 100,000 jobs and generate $7.6 billion in economic activity

Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer supports the One Percent For Culture Campaign

1.10.2013 - Queens NYC

On Tuesday at MOMA PS1, western Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced his support for the One Percent For Culture Campaign, a campaign with the mission to demonstrate the value of culture to NYC by aiming to have the city to dedicate 1% of the budget to supporting the nonprofit cultural community.

One Percent for Culture seeks to quadruple city funding

1.10.2013 - Queens Chronical

A coalition of artists, dancers and representatives from theater companies, zoos and museums from all five boroughs is asking the city to allocate 1 percent of the municipal expense budget to cultural and arts nonprofits annually.

City Arts Coalition Pushes Pols for More Cultural Funding

1.9.2013 - DNAInfo

A citywide coalition of arts and cultural groups is targeting the city's future political candidates, asking for their commitment to increase arts funding as part of a campaign launched Tuesday at MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Cultural Community Seeks More City Funding For Arts Programs

1.8.2013 - NY1

Members of the city's cultural community started a campaign Tuesday to increase funding for local non-profit arts organizations.

Arts groups begin push for more city cash

1.8.2013 - The Daily News

Arts institutions bring in big money from tourists but get the short shrift from the city, supporters said Tuesday as they launched a campaign to increase cultural funding.

Citywide initiative to help cultural nonprofits, art funding

1.8.2013 - Queens Courier

The infamous moniker of one percent gained an innovative, positive meaning among the arts community.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Announces Support For The One Percent For Culture Campaign

1.8.2013 - Harlem World Magazine

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee announced his support for the One Percent for Culture Campaign at an event today at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, strengthening the growing coalition to support New York Citys cultural landscape.

New Yorkers Want More Arts and Culture

10.7.2011 - Show Business

New Yorkers in all five boroughs are showing unwavering support for the arts. In a recent study conducted by the research firm Global Strategy Group, a vast 82 percent of New Yorkers support increasing funding for nonprofit arts and cultural institutions.

Crain's New York Business

9.21.2011

A yearlong campaign by New York City's cultural institutions to increase city funding is gaining momentum.

Percentage Gains

11.17.2010 - City Hall

Cultural groups across the city say they need more funding from the citys budget and are mounting a four year grassroots campaign to increase their share from its current rate$149.6 million per year out of a $60 billion city budget to four times that amount by the year 2015 by getting 2013 mayoral candidates on board.

Nonprofits have big role in state

11.14.2010 - Crain’s New York Business

As Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo and legislators shape their plans for New York next year, they should pay close attention to the state's vibrant not-for-profit sector, as it is the standard-bearer for innovation and service to the state and its people. The 80,000 not-for-profit organizations in the state play crucial roles: leading efforts to prevent or cure disease, alleviate poverty, advance education, address environmental and social concerns, and ennoble through culture.

Artists fleeing the city

11.14.2010 - Crain’s New York Business

For 25 years, Elyas Khan tried to make it as a musician in New York. The front man for the band Nervous Cabaret, Mr. Khan lived in at least 20 places, from Bay Ridge to Washington Heights, moving each time his lease expired and the landlord jacked up the rent. He worked so many part-time jobs to make ends meet that he barely had time to compose new songs.

Arts biz pitches 1% solution

8.29.2010 - Crain’s New York Business

Stung by the recession, budget cuts and a drop in charitable giving, New York City's cultural institutions are launching a major campaign to convince the city to allocate 1% of its annual budget to arts funding.