Preliminary Budget Hearing for Culture Friday, March 20
3.18.2015The 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. The hearing on Libraries begins at 10am and the hearing on the Department of Cultural Affairs begins at 11:30am with public testimony beginning at 1pm.
Those who wish to testify should bring 20 double sided copies of their testimony with them to the hearing.
One Percent for Culture
The Fund for the City of NY
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Sign the Appeal
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.
Sign the appeal and tell future city leaders: culture is worth one percent of the city expense budget.