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.
Councilmember Wants to Make ‘Open Culture’ Program, Which Stages Art Shows on NYC Streets, Permanent
The initiative, which kicked off in March, allows cultural organizations to apply for permits to host performances on certain city streets—an effort to help the performance arts sector, hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions, rebound.
Unlike a museum, the experience is an 40-minute-long visual show. Projections of Van Gogh’s work are shot onto the walls, floor and reflective objects as songs from Edith Piaf, Imogen Heap and Thom Yorke play.