“Our field’s voice at the table—every table!”
Dance/NYC is the sole organization committed to advocacy for all NYC dance artists and managers. Dance/NYC is a voice for the field to City and State government and to the media, and a grassroots agent, educating and empowering dance workers.
Dance/NYC’s authority as an advocate is tied to its macro- and fact-based perspective on the industry based on its research, its artistic neutrality, and its far-reaching, cross-sector relationships. Dance/NYC is represented on the Steering Committee for the New York City Arts Coalition and on the Policy Leadership Circle of the Cultural Strategies Initiative. Dance/NYC works with Dance/USA and the Performing Arts Alliance to support national dance advocacy efforts.
In 2011, in partnership with the New York City Arts Coalition, Dance/NYC launched Fifty Years, Fifty Stories, a multimedia campaign celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the New York State Council on the Arts. This campaign was described by Stuart Elliott of The New York Times as “State of the New York Arts.” See dance highlights here.
Sign up for Advocacy Alerts for advocacy news, testimony, and campaigns to strengthen dance in our City here. For more on arts advocacy, visit the New York City Arts Coalition, Dance/USA and the Performing Arts Alliance.
Dance/NYC’s programs are made possible, in part, by charitable contributions from patrons like you. Give now to strengthen Dance/NYC and dance in NYC.
Advocacy Alert: Financial Plan for Cultural Affairs in FY 2015
Dear New Yorker: This week the City of New York released its preliminary Financial Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2018, including financial detail for the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). The total planned DCLA expense ...read more
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 2014-201 ...read more
Testimony on a Comprehensive Cultural Plan for NYC
Submitted to the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations By Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC On behalf of the service entity Dance/NYC and ...read more
Testimony on Making New York City Affordable for Artists
Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations By Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC I submit this testimony on behalf of the ...read more
Advocacy Alert: DCA FY2014 Budget News
Dear New Yorker: I am writing with enthusiasm to report on the Department of Cultural Affairs' (DCA) FY 2014 expense budget. The DCA begins the fiscal year with an expense budget of $156.1 million. For FY14, $32.2 mill ...read more
Advocacy Alert: Dancing for DCA
Dear New Yorker: This week, the New York City Council heard testimony on the City's budget for the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for FY 2014. I am writing to ask you to join Dance/NYC in requesting a restoration ...read more
Testimony on the FY 2014 Budget Allocation to the Department of Cultural Affairs
Written Testimony to the New York City Council on the FY 2014 Budget By Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ...read more
Advocacy Alert: Executive Budget for DCA
Dear New Yorker: New York City has released its Executive Budget for FY 2014, and it is time for all of us who care about dance and culture to make the case for public funding. The FY14 Executive Budget allocates $88.1 ...read more
Advocacy Alert: State Arts Budget Released
Dear New Yorker: I write to report that the State's budget for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY 2014 keeps grant levels in line with FY 2013 levels. Thank you for joining Dance/NYC in drawing atten ...read more
Testimony on the Recovery Efforts of New York City's Dance Sector
Testimony to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Select Committee on Libraries, on the Recovery Efforts of the City’s Libraries and Cultural Establishments I ...read more
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