Streams

New Approach to Budgeting Arts Money

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Many of the city's cultural institutions won't have to fight quite as hard to get funding in the coming year.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced that baseline funding for arts groups will be written into tomorrow's preliminary budget. Mayor Bloomberg says the city will guarantee funding for the Cultural Institution Groups -- or CIGs -- but will also make them more accountable through a review process.

BLOOMBERG: There will no longer be any cut and restoration dance for involving the CIG members and they can stop all the lobbying - get back to what they are supposed to be doing - making the citys cultural institutions even greater.

REPORTER: The city is setting aside nearly one -hundred and twenty million dolllars for the CIGs and allocating 30 million for other arts organizations to apply for on a merit-basis.

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by