What a great meeting! Tara from The Floasis gave an incredible fire safety presentation, we voted on priorities for the Dept. of Cultural Affairs Commissioner, and made new friends! A big round of applause to Magick City for hosting!
Check out the article in Bedford + Bowery.
Votes Are In!
We voted on recommendations to deliver to the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Commissioner. The results are in! It’s all so exciting!
The top 5 are:
Repeal Cabaret Law: Permit for +3 People Dancing // 29 Votes
Independent Task Force: Confidential Space Improvement Assistance // 15 Votes
Disband MARCH: Stop Coordinated City Raids on Spaces // 11 Votes
Liaisons of the Art: City Certified Experts Trusted by Artists // 10 Votes
Legal Consultant: Insurance and Liability // 9 Votes
Read the full list with descriptions here
A working group will review the recommendations, and come back to the Coalition with a strong strategy and a well written letter to put forward actionable recommendations.
Fire Safety Resources
Tara gave an eye opening presentation on fire safety! We learned many things, so here are just a few:
*Everyone should become a Certified Fire Guard!
*You can flameproof most of your stuff (like fabric, wood, and paper).
*Place fire extinguishers near every exit and entrance, at top and bottom of every staircase, and near any ignition sources. Click here to get the full fire safety run down, including Tara’s powerpoint.
NYC Artist Coalition Article in Bedford + Bowery
6 Things to Know About Making DIY Spaces Work The Coalition got some thoughtful and informative coverage of the meeting, thanks to Bedford + Bowery! They provide a handy how-to based on what we discussed. You are bridging the knowledge gap!
Deadlines and Important Events
Fri Feb 10, 5pm
Manhattan Community Board Application Deadline
Fri Feb 17, 6:30pm
Fire Safety Part 1
Sat Feb 18, 3pm
Fire Safety Extravaganza Pt 2
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