NYC Cultural Affairs Department Grants $40 Million Arts Funding To Harlem Chamber Players And Others

The Daily News has reported that the Department of Cultural Affairs will allocate $40 million to upwards of 900 local arts organizations, putting special emphasis on the mayor’s CreateNYC initiative which seeks to foster diversity in the arts community.

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The Harlem Chamber Players, Museum of Tibetan Art, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders, the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council are among organizations selected for donations.

The $40 million gift, which was announced Thursday, is the largest ever for the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Development Fund.

It will include $5 million from the City Council and $1.45 million donated by Mayor de Blasio will be directed to arts organizations in low-income communities.

Representatives for the city said its funding of arts and cultural organizations will be decided based on the diversity of their employees and board members

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