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NYC Department of Transportation Announces Call for Artists
DOT’s Community Commissions Open Call is seeking artists interested in displaying artwork on barriers, bridges, sidewalks, and plazas around the city. Applications require artists to partner with community-based nonprofit organizations and are due Friday, November 28, 2014.
Posted November 7, 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 Department of Cultural Affairs and Office of Emergency Management Announce the Launch of CultureAID Disaster Response and Recovery Network
CultureAID (“Culture Active in Disasters”) is a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community before, during, and after disasters.
Posted September 10, 2014.
Learn more about CultureAID.

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!

Andanza presents “A Flamenco Recital”
On November 16, Andanza presents an evening of Flamenco dance and music from southern Spain. This presentation features new choreography works by Omayra Amaya, a critically acclaimed dancer and artistic director, and dances will be performed by her students.
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Dixon Place and Lama Theater Company Present The Places You’ll Go
Through November 22, Dixon Place presents this original new comedy about two postmen on an existential quest, written by Hila Ben Gera.
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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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KaNu Dance Theater and the Jamaica Center for Art and Learning Present “Malgré Tout”
On November 15, KaNu Dance Theater presents its third full company concert at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, “Malgré Tout,” which translates to “despite all” in French.
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