Saturday, January 12, 2008

New York City Cultural Affairs Offerings:

Fiscal 2009 Cultural Development Fund Applications Now Available Online
The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce its annual solicitation of public service proposals from New York City’s arts and cultural organizations. We invite participation in our process by the widest possible representation of the City’s diverse cultural constituencies. Eligible organizations are those that are located within the five boroughs of New York City, incorporated under New York State law, certified tax exempt under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3), and have as a primary mission the provision of cultural services. Eligible organizations must meet other criteria stipulated in the guidelines.
Learn about DCLA’s Programs funding process and to download the Fiscal 2009 Guidelines and Application.

We strongly encourage organizations interested in funding to participate in one of DCLA’s application seminars prior to the February 4th deadline.
Please download the Schedule of Seminars and RSVP here. Space is limited.

Open Call to Participate in Make Music New York 2008
Last year, New York joined more than 340 cities around the world in the first annual Make Music New York, a one-day summer music festival that featured individual musicians, cultural organizations and 560 free outdoor concerts across the five boroughs. Organizations are invited to participate in Make Music New York 2008, taking place on Saturday, June 21. Performances must be outdoors, feature live music and be free and open to the public. If needed, participating organizations will receive assistance securing permits for sidewalk, park or street performances. The deadline to sign up is March 3, 2008.

Request for Proposals for Underground Railroad Commemoration in Brooklyn
New York City Economic Development Corporation has issue a Request for Proposal to select an existing New York City-based Section 501(c)(3) arts, cultural, educational, or historical organization to develop and manage a commemoration program dedicated to the ‘historical friendships’ among people of different backgrounds created during the 19th century Abolitionist Movement, with particular attention paid to the Underground Railroad and its ties to the Borough of Brooklyn.

Open Call to Cultural Organizations
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is announcing an Open Call to cultural organizations interested in submitting ideas for the BAM Cultural District.

New York City Department for the Aging Announces Senior Arts Programming
DCLA-funded cultural organizations (i.e. organizations that received an FY2008 Public Service Award through DCLA's Programs Unit, and organizations that are members of the Cultural Institutions Group) are invited to apply for funding through an exciting new initiative that our colleagues at the Department for the Aging (DFTA) have developed in partnership with the City Council to encourage the participation of older New Yorkers in the cultural life of our City.