VIDEO: Historic Meeting - NYC Artist Coalition @ Market Hotel w/ NYC Council & DCLA

The NYC Artist Coalition was joined by Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael L. Espinal, the Dance Liberation Network, and more than 300 neighbors to voice our recommendations for the CreateNYC Plan.

"We as a city need to PRESERVE COMMUNITY DRIVEN SPACES through PREVENTING CRIMINALIZATION, IMPROVING ACCESS TO SUPPORT, and PROMOTING AFFORDABILITY so that New York can remain a center of cultural expression." - Julia Fredenburg, NYC Artist Coalition

☎️ CALL YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER Tell NYC Council: "Repeal the Cabaret Law" and #LetNYCDance
End NYC's jazz-era ban on dancing.


"Preserve Community Driven Spaces"

The criminalization and shutdown of spaces pushes our communities "underground" and into unsafe environments.
- Repeal the Cabaret Law (Permit for 3+ Dancing, #LetNYCDance) - Transparency on MARCH (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots, #ImproveDontEvict)

Independent creative communities are a thriving informal economy excluded from vital government and philanthropic support.
- Confidential Cultural Caseworkers (#ArtSpace311) - Urgent Repairs Fund

Having artists and art spaces in the same building is economically essential.
- Expand the Loft Law - Community Space Incubator - Public Programming Facilities in Live-Work Spaces

🌎 For more info and to join the NYC Artist Coalition in mutual aid and advocacy for informal and affordable community spaces visit our website.

◯ Thank you CommendNYC!

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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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