City Limits is looking to speak to artists and arts groups across the five boroughs to get a better sense of the challenges they’re facing, and how government policies can help address those.
Brooklyn Councilmember Chi Ossé wants to commit 1 percent of New York City’s budget to the arts sector, which shed more than 208,000 jobs during the early months of the pandemic.
Last week, a group of organizations demanding a more culturally diverse curriculum in New York City public schools took to the Department of Education’s (DOE) Lower Manhattan headquarters seeking to remind the authorities of the debt they have with the city to expand culturally responsive projects in schools.
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‘Yet while immigrants now account for nearly one-third of all artists in the city and play an essential role anchoring New York’s position as a global leader in contemporary culture, the pandemic is threatening their livelihoods.’
An organization that fosters traditional dance from the city’s many ethnic groups is taking its work, and the movements and music of its performers, online.
Every year at the end of October, the Cambodian community of New York city gathers in their Bronx temple to pay their respects, in keeping with their Buddhist faith.
‘What makes a healthy dance is often the same thing that makes a healthy relationship. Communication, patience, equity — without those a dance falls apart.’
Artists with disabilities say efforts at inclusion in the process behind and language of the de Blasio administration’s CreateNYC plan were welcome. Now they want to see efforts to make sure both funding streams and art spaces become more accessible.
A thriving art scene has developed where history, water and culture meet on the borough’s North Shore.
Workmen’s Circle School Network Adopts ‘Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School’ Curriculum to Inspire Tomorrow’s Activists
The Pew Research Center’s landmark 2013 study found that 60 percent of Jewish Americans believe that being Jewish is mainly a matter of culture or ancestry, underscoring the demand for the Workmen’s Circle model.