One Percent for Culture

Our Mission

One Percent for Culture is a non-partisan, grassroots, five-borough campaign whose mission is to demonstrate the value of culture to New York City. The campaign will generate support for an increase in the city's financial commitment to the nonprofit cultural community, including artists of all disciplines, to a full one percent of the municipal expense budget.

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The Coalition

  • 3-Legged Dog
  • 3rdEyeSol Art Gallery
  • 501 Union
  • 59 Souls Inc
  • A Brooklyn Love Story LLC
  • A2Z Tech Group, INc.
  • Above Construction
  • Above Glamour
  • Abraxas Stage Company
  • Absolute Ensemble
  • ActNow Foundation, Inc.
  • Actor's Equity Association
  • Actuator Inc
  • African American Women In Cinema
  • Agencia International, Inc
  • Aleathia's Original Artwork
  • Alice Austen House
  • Alliance for the Arts
  • Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
  • Alloro Restaurant
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
  • Alzheimer's Poetry Project
  • Amalgamated Housing Corporation
  • American Federation of Musicians, Local 802
  • American Globe Theatre, Ltd.
  • American Media Concepts Inc.
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • American Tap Dance Foundation
  • AMERINDA (American Indian Artists, Inc.)
  • Amore Opera
  • Amsterdam Reunion Organzation
  • Amy Locker Photography
  • Arcolab
  • Armitage Gone Dance
  • Art Community Insurance
  • Art Gowanus
  • Art in Odd Places
  • Art Lab, Inc.
  • art.les.nyc studios
  • Art21
  • Artefacting
  • Arthur Reel Studio
  • Arts & Business Council of New York
  • Arts and Democracy Project
  • Arts in Bushwick
  • Artsicle
  • Artsnapper
  • Asher Design
  • Asian American Arts Alliance
  • Asian American Film Lab, Inc.
  • Asian CineVision
  • Astella Development Corp
  • Astoria Films
  • Astoria Performing Arts Center
  • Aubin Pictures
  • Ayazamana Cultural Center, Inc.
  • Baby Does NYC
  • Ballet Ambassadors
  • Ballet Tech Foundation
  • Bandwagon.io
  • Barbara Sansone, Hair & Makeup Artist
  • Barretto Bay Strategies LLC
  • Bash the Trash, Inc
  • Basket Beautiful, Inc.
  • BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Bay Ridge Parks & Waterfront Council
  • BBAUER Ventures, LLC
  • BCT Brooklyn Children's Theatre Inc
  • Bella Italia Mia, Inc.
  • Belmont District Management Association
  • Between the Seas Festival
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
  • Blue Bayer Design NYC
  • BNS Sessions
  • Bond Street Chocolate
  • Bowery Arts & Science
  • Brave New World Repertory
  • BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
  • Brighton Beach BID
  • Bronx Arts Space
  • Bronx Bricks LLC
  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  • Bronx Children’s Museum
  • Bronx Council for Environmental Quality
  • Bronx Council on the Art
  • Bronx Dance Theater
  • Bronx House School for the Performing Arts
  • Bronx River Art Center
  • Bronx River Sankofa
  • Bronx Teen Health Center
  • Bronx Times Reporter
  • Bronx Works
  • BronxMama
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Aquarium Society
  • Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
  • Brooklyn Beach Shop
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
  • Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Children’s Theatre
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Brooklyn Streetcar Artists' Group
  • Brooklyn the Borough
  • BROOKLYN UNICO
  • Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition
  • C & G Cleaning Service
  • Calling All Parties
  • Carib Delights, Inc
  • Center for Performance Research
  • Central Amusement International LLC
  • Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
  • Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium
  • Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Inc.
  • Charas Inc.
  • Chez Bushwick, Inc.
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Children’s Museum of the Arts
  • Chocolate Diva Enterprises, Ltd.
  • CIBBOWS
  • City Island Civic Association
  • City Lore, Inc.
  • Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
  • Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
  • Collective Unconscious
  • Community Board 11, Bronx
  • Community Board 13, Brooklyn
  • Community Board 9, Brooklyn
  • Community Mayors, Inc.
  • Community Works NYC
  • Comprehensive Films, Inc.
  • Coney Island Dancers
  • Coney Island Generation Gap
  • Coney Island History Project
  • Coney Island Polar Bear Club
  • Coney Island USA
  • Conference House Association
  • Cool Culture, Inc.
  • Cooper Square Committee
  • Corporate Performance Artists
  • Cosmopolitan Dental
  • Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO)
  • Creole
  • Crown Heights Film Festival
  • CSEA Local 1000
  • CUE Art Foundation
  • Cultural Collaborative Jamaica
  • Cultural Strategies Initiative
  • Dance New Amsterdam
  • Dance Parade NYC
  • Dance Theatre Etc.
  • Dance/NYC
  • Dancewave
  • Dara Barr LAC
  • DCR Companies
  • De Nonno Productions, Inc.
  • Democracy for NYC
  • Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
  • Develop Culture
  • dg123
  • Dicapo Opera Theatre
  • Diogenes Studio
  • Dixon Place
  • DooBeeDooDooBeeDoo NY
  • Doug Varone and the Dancers
  • Drama Committee Repertory Theatre
  • Driven Local
  • DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance
  • Dutch Kills Civic Association
  • Dwight School
  • DynaMax Realty NYC, Inc.
  • East Harlem Restaurant & Bar Association (EHRBA)
  • EcoArtTech
  • El Museo Del Barrio
  • Elechtric Dance/Second Housing Association
  • Elisa Contemporary Art
  • Enrico Caruso Museum of America
  • Exit Strata
  • Exploring the Metropolis, Inc
  • Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture/U.S.
  • Fat Baby
  • FIGMENT
  • First Dominican Museum
  • FitzgeraldArt
  • Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • Fontanelli Productions
  • Food Karma Projects
  • Fordham Road Business Improvement District
  • Forest Hills Financial Group
  • Fractured Atlas
  • Free Arts NYC
  • Freedom Academy High School
  • Fresh Twist Media
  • Friends of Kaiser Park
  • Friends of the Hudson River Greenway
  • Friends of the Queens Library at Hunters Point
  • Galapagos Art Space
  • Gargiulo's Restaurant
  • General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of the City of New York
  • Genspace NYC
  • Gerard Partners LLC
  • Gfreelance LLC
  • Giants of the Dirt
  • Good Beer Seal
  • Goodwill Industries (149th St. – Bronx)
  • Goodwill Industries Adult Self Help Program
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and NJ (37th Ave – Queens)
  • Gospel Josh
  • Gowanus Art and Production
  • grafilicous inc.
  • Granola Lab
  • Grassroots Harvest
  • Green Map System
  • Greenwood Historic Fund, Greenwood Cemetery
  • Groudswell Community Mural Project
  • Group Theatre Too
  • Guides Association of New York City
  • H.O.G.A.R Inc.
  • Harlem Arts Alliance
  • Harlem Gourmet Cafe
  • Harlem Opera Theatre
  • Harlem Stage
  • Hawthorne Corners Day Care Center
  • Healthy Jenny Wellness LLC
  • Heart of Brooklyn
  • HERE
  • Heritage Foods USA
  • Heritage Radio Network
  • Hip Tot Music Fest
  • Hip-Hop Theater Festival
  • HOGAR Garden Plaza
  • Horse Trade Theater Group
  • Human Impacts Institute
  • Hunts Point Multi Service Center/Chemical Dependence Program
  • I Giullari Di Piazza
  • I.D.E.A.S.
  • Ifetayo Cultural Arts
  • il Fornetto Restaurant
  • IlluminArt Productions
  • Ingk Labs
  • Institute for Civic Leadership
  • Irondale Ensemble Project
  • Italian American Studies Association
  • Italian American Writers Association
  • J Goldstein PR
  • Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
  • Jak Burke Industries
  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Inc.
  • Japan Society, Inc.
  • Jerome Gunhill Business Improvement District
  • Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
  • Jimbe Photography
  • Jimmy's No. 43
  • JingRu Shen Art Studio
  • Jonathan Slaff And Associates
  • Kairos Italy Theater
  • KBI Media
  • Kentler International Drawing Space
  • Kim Holleman Studio
  • Kollaboration New York
  • Kostume Kult
  • Kupferberg Center, Queens College
  • La Guardia Performing Arts Center
  • LAByrinth Theater Company
  • Lark Play Development Center
  • Laura Beth Studio
  • Law Office Of Wendy TSO, P. C.
  • League of Independent Theaters
  • League of Professional Theatre Women
  • Legalize Dance NYC
  • Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lehman College Art Gallery
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center
  • Liberata Dance Theatre, Inc.
  • Life in a New World
  • LIFE/John Coker Earlylearn Center
  • Lightning Graphics
  • Lincoln Center Theater
  • Literacy Inc.
  • Little Italy Merchants Association
  • Live Out Loud
  • Livewellnyc
  • Local Project
  • LocalTalentConnect
  • Lola Staar Boutique
  • Long Island City Family Daycare
  • Los Feliz
  • Lower East Side Ecology Center
  • Lower East Side History Project
  • LSA Family Health Service
  • M&M Environmental
  • Mabou Mines
  • Madrid & Associates, LLC
  • Make Music New York, Inc.
  • Making Books Sing
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Mare Nostrum Elements
  • Mari Meade Dance Collective
  • Marie Claire Photographie
  • Marina 59
  • Matt's Grill
  • Mattone Group, LLC
  • Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble
  • Mediterranean Celtic Cultural Assoc.
  • Messenger Theatre Company
  • Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
  • Michael Rodi, Attorney at Law
  • Mid Bronx CCRP ECC #3
  • Mid-Bronx Senior Cititzens Council, Inc
  • Midtown International Theatre Festival
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • MOVE Inc.
  • Movement Research
  • Moving Visions, Inc.
  • Mr. Aubrey's Show Kids
  • Municipal Art Society
  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art
  • Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • MUSHIKAYA
  • Musiquarium, Inc.
  • MYO Holdings LLC
  • Nataional Visual Arists Guild
  • Nathan's Famous
  • Naturally Delicious
  • New World Stages
  • New York ASA
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York City Arts Coalition
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York City Hospitality Alliance
  • New York City Opera
  • New York Classical Theatre
  • New York Foundation of the Arts
  • New York Hall of Science
  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • New York Transit Museum
  • New York Urban League
  • New York Women in Film & Television
  • No Longer Empty
  • Northeast Bronx Senior Citizen Center
  • NU Hotel
  • NY Artists Unlimited
  • NYC Art Tours
  • NYC Entertainment Group
  • NYCLASS
  • NYCreates
  • NYPL Bronx Center Library
  • Old Stone House & Washington Park
  • On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program
  • Once Upon a Time, Inc.
  • Open Source
  • Opera Company of Brooklyn
  • Operating Theater
  • Opus Dance Theatre & Community Services, Inc.
  • Orange Fog Studio
  • Our Goods
  • Over/Under Productions
  • P & H Soda Co.
  • Page 73 Productions
  • Park Avenue Christian Church
  • Patrice Hall & Associates, LLC
  • Paul D. Sforza, Jr., MD, PC
  • Peculiar Works Project
  • Pemart Productions
  • Pen Parentis
  • Performa
  • Performance Space 122
  • Phipps Community Development Corporation
  • Phipps/Lambert
  • Phoenix Project NYC
  • Pitch Control Public Relations
  • Pitta Bishop Del Giorno & Giblin LLC
  • Pizza Wagon
  • Plant-In-City
  • Plastic Bag Mandala
  • Poetas con Cafe
  • Pop World, Inc.
  • Post Exterminating Co., Inc.
  • Post Literate Productions
  • Practice Marketing
  • Primary Stages
  • Primordium Holdings LLC
  • Project Y Theatre Company
  • Project Y.E.A.H.
  • Prosperity Art Program
  • Puccio Fine Art
  • Pulse Ensemble Theatre
  • Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Queens Symphony Orchestra
  • Queens Theatre
  • Queens World Film Festival
  • Quest Youth Organization
  • QuestionCopyright.Org
  • Racoco Productions
  • Rain Eastchester Senior Center
  • Rajkumari Cultural Center
  • Ramos Management
  • Ranachqua Foundation
  • Rattlestick
  • Regina Opera Company
  • Rego Park Green Alliance
  • REVERSE
  • Richmond County Orchestra
  • Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
  • Rising Phoenix Repertory
  • Riverbay Fund
  • Riverside Opera Company
  • Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc.
  • Rod Rogers Dance Studio and Co.
  • Rosalie Joseph Casting
  • RS Communication and Media
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Ruby's Bar and Grill
  • Sackett Bar
  • SacredGatheringsAndEvents
  • Salt and Sea Mission
  • Sambuca's Café
  • San Matteo
  • Schmook's
  • School of American Ballet
  • Sculpture Center
  • Sebco Senior Program
  • Self-Leadership Strategies
  • Seven Loaves, Inc. (GOH Productions)
  • Shelley Della Rocca
  • Small Pond Enterprises LLC
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
  • Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.
  • SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
  • Solar One
  • Souleo Enterprises, LLC
  • South Bronx Mental Health
  • South Brooklyn Youth Consortium Inc
  • Spitzer’s Corner
  • Splice Design/Tonja Adair
  • Sponsored by Nobody
  • Spritzenhaus
  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Staten Island Arts (COAHSI)
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Staten Island OutLOUD
  • Staten Island Philharmonic
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • sumall.org
  • Summit Coverages, Ltd.
  • SUNY North Bronx Outreach Center
  • Tabla Rasa Gallery
  • TACT/The Actors Company Theatre
  • Take a Break & I'll Bake
  • Take Wing and Soar Productions
  • TAMMI - Technology Art Movie & Microbusiness Incubator
  • Tasteful Croatian Journeys
  • terraNOVA Collective
  • Thalia Spanish Theater
  • The Artists Objective
  • The ArtsConnection Inc.
  • The Black Radio Collection Company
  • The Brick Theater, Inc.
  • The Bronx County Historical Society
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • The Bronx Tourism Council
  • The Brooklyn Steppers
  • The Center for Arts Education
  • The Chocolate Factory Theater
  • The Clyde Fitch Report
  • The Field
  • The Flea Theater
  • The Green Building
  • The Harbor Lights Theater Company
  • The Hart Island Project
  • The Institute for Wishful Thinking
  • The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa
  • The Jewish Museum
  • The Laundromat Project
  • The LIT Fund
  • The Little Hair Shoppe
  • The Living Theatre
  • The Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY
  • The Maysles Institute
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Mud/Bone Collective
  • The National Black Theatre
  • The OMNI Ensemble
  • The Phoenix Concerts
  • The Present Theater Company/FringeNYC
  • The Public Theater
  • The Rosen Group
  • The Summarily Dismissed
  • The Tank
  • The Theatre Museum
  • The Toy Museum of New York
  • The Uni Project
  • The Waterfront Museum
  • The Wilders Group, Inc.
  • The Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Theatre Development Fund
  • Theatre is Easy (Theasy.com)
  • Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
  • Times Up
  • Tindari Productions International
  • Tiny fork
  • TIwebmaster
  • Tom's Coney Island
  • Tom's Restaurant
  • TOPAZ ARTS, Inc.
  • Turning Point
  • Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • Two Tablespoons
  • UHAB
  • Umbertos Clam House
  • United Photo Industries
  • United Pugliesi Federation
  • Uranium Productions
  • Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation
  • Urban Glass
  • Urban Word NYC
  • Variations Theatre Group
  • Villar-Hauser Theatre Development Fund
  • Voice Vision Web Design
  • Wave Hill
  • WaxFactory
  • Weeksville Heritage Center
  • West Indian Day Carnival Association
  • Westchester Square Business Improvement District
  • Westchester Square Merchants Assn.
  • WHCR Emergency Broadcasting Team
  • White Plains Road DMA
  • Winston Thompson & Co
  • Women's Project Theater
  • World Dance Initiative
  • www.Eco-Poetry.org
  • Wyckoff House Museum
  • YANA Services
  • Young Dancers in Repertory
  • Zoe Lou
  • Zshuk Art Initiative
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News

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.

One Percent for Culture on Inside City Hall

2.21.2014

On NY1's Inside City Hall: Arts Advocates Talk Financing, Post-Bloomberg with Heather Woodfield of One Percent for Culture, Tarama Greenfield of Fourth Arts Block, and Lynn Kelly of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

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.

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.

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.

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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 120,00 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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