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
"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)
ACCESS TO SUPPORT
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.
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