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 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.
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.
"...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.
Cultural organizations and leaders talk about the tremendous response to IDNYC cultural memberships and the value of accessible culture in This is New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Percent for Culture testimony at the New York City Council Finance Committee hearing on the 2015 Executive Budget.
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.
Check out the live Tweets, video, article and more from Monday's Crain's Arts & Culture Breakfast: Inventions and Reinventions.
A list of New York City's museums with free and PWYW days.
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.
An economic analysis of arts and culture and their impact on the economy.
One Percent for Culture brings you free cultural holiday events.
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.
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.
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.
Catch up on debates and find out who your candidates are and where to vote for them on November 5th.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
1.8.2013 - NY1
Members of the city's cultural community started a campaign Tuesday to increase funding for local non-profit arts organizations.
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.
1.8.2013 - Queens Courier
The infamous moniker of one percent gained an innovative, positive meaning among the arts community.
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.
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.
A yearlong campaign by New York City's cultural institutions to increase city funding is gaining momentum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.