NYC Artist Coalition Priorities

At NYC Artist Coalition meetings, members prioritize action items and recommendations. You are welcome to join our regular meetings or email us with what we should be working on. Together we get your questions answered and issues resolved through mutual aid, access to support, and/or public advocacy as needed.

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"The Coalition is you and me and everyone we know who believes that it is important to preserve a diverse culture at a neighborhood scale, accessible to people of all incomes, races, immigration status and sexual orientation." - Olympia Kazi @ Save NYC Spaces Town Hall

Prevent Criminalization

  • #LetNYCDance. Repeal NYC's discriminatory 1926 Cabaret Law. [Complete] Remove "dancing" from zoning.
  • Transparency on M.A.R.C.H. Raids (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots) #ImproveDontEvent

Access to Support

  • Confidential Cultural Caseworker #NightlifeHelpDesk
  • Establish an Urgent Repairs Fund
  • Path to being a legal community space: understand, visualize simply for artists, publicize, assist, advocate

Promote Affordability

  • Rent Stabilization for commercial spaces
  • Small Business Jobs Survival Act (City Council Bill #737) for the Right to Commercial Lease Renewal
  • Preserve affordable spaces with a vacancy tax for landlords
  • Expand the Loft Law
  • Community space incubator in underused city space
  • Support public programming facilities in live-work spaces

NYC Office of Nightlife

The newly created NYC Office of Nightlife must:

  • Do all the above plus Office specific actions and philosophies
  • Earn trust. No registry of spaces. Opt-in for help.
  • Work with diverse community groups across the city.
  • Develop anti-displacement policies. Halt devastating real estate development pressures. #Nightlife4All.

Recommendations to City Officials

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We are an emerging coalition of artists, creative organizations, community leaders, activists, policy makers, and specialists providing mutual support and advocating for informal and affordable community spaces in NYC. Join us in protecting community spaces for all New Yorkers.

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