Event | An Evening of Dialogue Exploring NYC’s First-Ever Cultural Plan

Event | An Evening of Dialogue Exploring NYC’s First-Ever Cultural Plan

Members of the general public are invited to join Swoon, Tom Finkelpearl, Albert Kakudji, and Michael L. Royce in discussion.

In July, New York launched CreateNYC, the first comprehensive cultural plan in the city’s history. The product of a year-long process that engaged close to 200,000 New Yorkers, the plan lays out an ambitious goal of lifting up the arts and culture across all five boroughs. 

Members of the general public are invited to join NYFA affiliated artist Caledonia Curry (Swoon), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Made in Brownsville’s Chief Operating Officer Albert Kakudji, and NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce on Wednesday, November 8 and participate in an evening of dialogue about the plan. The program, which will be preceded by a reception with wine and light fare, is taking place on the occasion of Fine Arts Federation of New York’s 2017 Annual Meeting in partnership with NYFA. 

Through wide-ranging strategies—including neighborhood investments in cultural infrastructure, boosting affordable artist workspace, infusing arts and culture in public space, and using culture-driven urban design—the plan offers a roadmap to a more inclusive and resilient cultural ecosystem for New York. The event will seek to answer questions including: How will we get there? And what role can artists, designers, planners, community groups, and others play in advancing these important goals? 

What: Fine Arts Federation Conversation Exploring NYC’s First-Ever Cultural Plan
When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free for friends of NYFA with RSVP
RSVP: RSVP here via Eventbrite

Founded in 1895, the Fine Arts Federation is the only alliance of its kind acting on behalf of New York City’s art and design professions to advocate for design excellence in the five boroughs and beyond. 

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Image: Swoon (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13);  Swimming Cities of Serenissima, Adriatic Sea; 2009; reclaimed materials

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