New System for NYC Arts Funding Is a Success, Budget Office Says
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A new way to divide up funds allocated to arts groups in New York City seems to be working, says the city’s Independent Budget Office.

 

A new way to divide up funds allocated to arts groups in New York City seems to be working, says the city’s Independent Budget Office. In 2007, the Department of Cultural Affairs changed the way that money was awarded to groups in an effort to ensure financial stability for those organizations not receiving a fixed amount from the city. (That is, arts groups not part of the Cultural Institutions Group, the collection of 33 private organizations that make up many of the city's major culture centers, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, and Lincoln Center.)

The current system, which uses a peer review for organizations, has increased the number of groups receiving funding from 780 in 2007 to 882 in 2009. (Applications have also gone up, from 884 to 1,084.) And the amount of funding to organizations not receiving fixed allocations in the city budget has increased from $6.3 million to $14.3 million.

Read more at the New York Times.

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