Monday, October 5, 2009

City Hall unveils effort to support artists


As reported by Daniel Massey at Crain's Business.

"Artists in the five boroughs could gain access to new exhibition and performance space and receive entrepreneurial training as part of a series of five initiatives city officials unveiled Wednesday to bolster the cultural sector in the five boroughs."

"The initiatives announced Wednesday are the latest in a series of moves by the city's Economic Development Corp. to support specific sectors of the city economy during the downturn, with many of the programs focused on entrepreneurialism. Other sectors where programs have been launched include media, fashion and financial services."

Well, that sounds like OOB to me.

The five programs are:

Curate New York City
New York City Performs
JumpStart for the Arts
Artists as Entrepreneurs
Arts Clusters Promotion Program

For information about these programs or the related RFPs, visit

“A thriving cultural sector is critical to New York City’s economy, identity and quality of
life,” - NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin.


1 comment:

  1. RFP's for this can be found at:

    NYC Performs artistic programming independent contractor(s):

    Promote the Arts Clusters (drawing tourism to arts neighborhoods):