Thursday, March 9, 2017
A report, Culture Shock: The Importance of National Arts Funding to New York City’s Cultural Landscape, released on March 9, 2017 by the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer provides valuable data that support the reach of Nationa Endowment for the Arts funding by demonstrating the impact of that funding on the City.
“New York City is the cultural capital of the world, but with NEA funding on the chopping block, hundreds of our cultural organizations — and the children they serve — could suffer. From Broadway to Bed-Stuy, cultural groups add to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods and the fabric of our city. They educate our children, broaden their minds, and teach them to think critically. It would simply be wrong for The White House to make the arts its latest target. Our kids and our communities would be hurt the most,” New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said. “While the NEA is just a small share of the federal budget, it has an outsized impact, especially on smaller arts groups for whom these dollars are critical lifelines. We need to stand up for those that receive dollars from the NEA — and the kids they serve.”
To learn more and read the full report visit the New York City Comptroller's website.