Advocacy & Research

ADVOCACY

Dance/NYC is a voice for NYC dance artists and managers to New York media, government and private funders, and the nonprofit sector. It works with Dance/USA and the Performing Arts Alliance to support national advocacy efforts. This section offers select alerts and testimony.

Mayor de Blasio Names Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Monday, April 7, Mayor de Blasio names Tom Finkelpearl, the president and executive director of the Queens Museum, as the new Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.…

 

2014-2015 State Funding for the Arts

Monday, March 31, New York State passed an on-time budget budget for 2014-2015 including $35.6 million in grants funding through the New York State Council in the Arts, in line with the current year and the Governor’s Executive Budget. …

 

I Testify for Increasing Our City’s Cultural Affairs Budget. Join Me. (Huffington Post)

It is fiscal year 2015 budget season for the City of New York and time for all of us to make the case for arts and culture funding. The season continues with hearings by the New York City Council and the work of advocates, like you, to educate our legislative representatives on the importance of DCLA support and of arts and culture to all New Yorkers before a budget is adopted.…

 

Advocacy Alert: What You Can Do for City and Start Arts Funding

Dance/NYC offered testimony on the preliminary FY15 DCLA budget to the City Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee and requested increased investment.…

 

Testimony on the City's Preliminary Cultural Affairs Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

Testimony on the City’s Preliminary Cultural Affairs Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
Submitted to the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations…

 

Advocacy Alert: Financial Plan for Cultural Affairs in FY 2015

The City of New York released its preliminary Financial Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2018, including financial detail for the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).…

 

Advocacy Alert: Executive Budget for the Arts in NYS

Dear New Yorker: Government budget season—time for all of us to make the case for dance and culture funding—begins this week with the release of the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Executive Budget 2014-2015.…

 

Negotiation 101 With Crystal Reek (Junior Committee Blog)

Last Tuesday, the Junior Committee had the chance to learn about negotiation from  Crystal Reeck, a professor at Columbia Business School. The choice of topic was quite pertinent as dancers don’t tend to negotiate and rarely dare to even discuss pay. Money is taboo in our community so this opportunity  was of a heightened importance. Crystal began her presentation with a role-play exercise…

 
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