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NYC-funded art programs slashed by $23 million in latest city budget

Added 07-03-20 04:18:01am EST - “The latest New York City budget slashed its support for municipal-funded arts programs by 11 percent, the result of the $9 billion loss in tax revenue fueled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Th?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “NYC-funded art programs slashed by $23 million in latest city budget”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The latest New York City budget slashed its support for municipal-funded arts programs by 11 percent, the result of the $9 billion loss in tax revenue fueled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The decrease in spending was included in the city’s $88.19 billion budget passed Wednesday — a sum that included a roughly $23 million cut to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the city agency that handles grants to arts organizations, according to the New York Times.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who chairs the cultural affairs committee, told the outlet that he voted against the proposed plan over those cuts, and the fact that the budget also cuts $15 million from arts education services.

“I fight like an animal inside the budget negotiating team for those things,” Van Bramer said.

John Calvelli — chair of the city’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), which represents 33 museums and other organizations — said they were “trying to figure out how we do what we have done with less.”

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