Tensions in New York as de Blasio Administration Considers Shifts in Arts Funding

May 9th, 2017

The Broken KilometerNYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is re-evaluating the distribution of city funding for arts organizations, with discussions over pushing more funding away from major institutions and towards smaller organizations around the five boroughs.  “There will be something that says there are parts of New York City that are under-resourced, and that’s going to be something we want to address,” says arts commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. “It’s also going to say that there is great recognition on the part of this administration of the value of major cultural institutions. These are very important, not just for tourism — which we do care about — but also to the spirit of the city.”Read more at NYT