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NYC Department of Probation’s NeON Arts Program Now Accepting Applications
A partnership between DOP and Carnegie Hall, NeON Arts offers young people - including those on probation - in communities served by DOP’s Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs) an opportunity to engage in a variety of disciplines including dance, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, and digital media. NeON Arts welcomes applications from all arts organizations, including fiscally sponsored projects and independent artists.
Posted November 24, 2014

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NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Announces
FY 2015 Cultural Development Fund Recipients
Nearly 900 organizations across the five boroughs will receive $32 million for cultural programming that increases public access to the arts for New Yorkers.
Updated October 29, 2014.

Learn more about CDF.
Get a list of FY 2015 CDF recipients.
Get historical CDF information on NYC Open Data.

Commissioner Finkelpearl Joins Mayor de Blasio to Announce Cultural Benefits for Municipal ID Holders
From the launch of the card in January through the end of 2015, all New Yorkers with a municipal ID card are eligible to receive free memberships at cultural organizations belonging to the Cultural Institutions Group.
Posted September 26, 2014.

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NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees, including those who work for nonprofits and small businesses.
Posted August 14, 2014.

Learn more about the Paid Sick Leave Law.

DCLA’s Budget at a Glance
Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have adopted the City’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, including DCLA expense allocations.
Posted July 3, 2014.

Learn more about DCLA’s Executive Budget.
Learn more about the Mayor’s Executive Budget.
Culture Features

Cultural Venues with Free Hours and Suggested Admission
New York City is home to more than 1,200 cultural venues, many of which offer free hours or suggested admission. 

Eye on Culture

New York City is home to more than 700 art galleries; 380 nonprofit theater companies; 330 dance companies; 131 museums; 96 orchestras; 40 Broadway theaters; 15 major concert halls; five zoos; five botanical gardens; and one aquarium.  Start exploring today!

Materials for the Arts presents Lina Puerta's "La muerte de un arbol (The Death of a Tree)"
Opening Reception, December 18, 2014, 6-9pm; On view December 18 - February 19th, M-F, 10am-4pm. Over the past several months, Materials for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Lina Puerta worked inside NYC’s premier reuse facility sorting through thousands of donated materials, carefully picking bits of lace, fabric, broken jewelry, and much more to create this series of sculptures and site-specific installations. Puerta’s ongoing exploration of the process of wearing and urban decay are brought to life by her meticulously detailed workmanship and a rich, baroque treatment of surfaces.
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Americas Society presents Brazil's Camerata Aberta
On Thursday, December 11, 7pm, Music of the Americas presents São Paulo-based new music group Camerata Aberta for the third time in a concert featuring new pieces by Brazilian composers. Admission is free for Americas Society Members and $20 for non-members. $10 for student tickets will be available for purchase at the door with ID.
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International Print Center New York Presents Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014/Autumn
On view through December 13, this exhibition features 50 projects by 54 artists selected by Nicola López. It is the forty-ninth presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program.
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The Metropolitan Playhouse presents "Rollo's Wild Oat"
From November 20 – December 20, the Metropolitan Playhouse presents Rollo’s Wild Oat, a comedy from 1920 by songwriter and playwright Clare Beecher Kummer about Rollo Webster, a man with the sole ambition to play Hamlet on Broadway.
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