In May, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) released, “What We Heard,” a compilation of recommendations for the Cultural Plan. In March, we convened ahead of the release of the plan for Strength in Numbers, a conversation about historical inequity and actionable steps for promoting a more inclusive NYC cultural landscape. The Cultural Plan, titled CreateNYC, was released last week.
This evening, we will give a recap of the work and recommendations that have been put forth by Artists of Color Bloc and Michelada Think-Tank and others to include equity for artists and cultural workers in the official plan. Joining the discussion will be members of a newly-formed, independent POC Advisory Council to share their thoughts and vision. Additionally, we encourage all attendees, as active members of the community, to join in on the conversation to building real cultural equity in NYC.
This event will kick-off the first of our 2017 Solidarity Mixers. Come grab a michelada, meet new colleagues, and engage in conversation to build racial equity and cross-racial solidarity between artists, cultural workers, and communities in the arts.
This event has been organized with support from A Common Project.