City Council Response to The Budget Asks to "Support Arts and Culture" with $40M increase
4.4.2016Supports Arts and Culture
"New York City is the cultural capital of the world. New Yorks arts and culture are integral to furthering the aspirations of our citys youth and it is crucial that the youth get an art-rich education. Not only do the cultural institutions and organizations draw, and inspire millions of people they are also a medium of economic development for the City.
Hence the.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."
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One Percent for Culture
The Fund for the City of NY
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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New York City's 1,300 plus cultural organizations and thousands of artists are essential to the economy and identity of the city, creating more than 120,000 jobs and generating $8.1 billion in economic activity. And yet, nonprofit culture receives less than one-fourth of one percent of the overall city expense budget.
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