NYCInspires

Inspired By Culture

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Museums, performance venues, arts groups, botanical gardens, zoos, and more — New York City's cultural organizations are the lifeblood of the city. Serving communities across the five boroughs, they've been an inspiration to generations of New Yorkers from artists and musicians to scientists and historians. They create jobs, attract visitors to local businesses, provide educational opportunities, and enrich our lives. They make New York City great.

Operating support from the city helps make it possible. But more can be done. Tell City Hall that you place a high value on these organizations and artists and that communities, students, seniors, and local businesses will benefit from an increased investment of $40 million in New York City's 1,500+ cultural organizations in all five boroughs.

Take Action

Contact your Council Member and let them know you support New York City's cultural organizations! Select your district in the dropdown menu to get contact information for your Council Member below. Don't know your district? Find it by clicking here.

District 1 Council Member: Margaret Chin

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Twitter: @CM_MargaretChin
Email: chin@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 212-587-3159
Legislative Office: 212-788-7259

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Chin,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 2
Council Member: Rosie Mendez

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Twitter: @rosiemendez
Email: rmendez@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 212-677-1077
Legislative Office: 212-788-7366

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Mendez,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 3
Council Member: Corey Johnson

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Twitter: @CoreyinNYC
Email: district3@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 212-564-7757
Legislative Office: 212-788-6979

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Johnson,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 4
Council Member: Daniel R. Garodnick

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Twitter: @dangarodnick

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District Office: 212-818-0580
Legislative Office: 212-788-7393

District 5
Council Member: Ben Kallos

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Twitter: @kallos
Email: BKallos@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 212-860-1950
Legislative Office: 212-788-6865

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Kallos,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 6
Council Member: Helen Rosenthal

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Twitter: @helenrosenthal
Email: Helen@HelenRosenthal.com

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District Office: 212-873-0282
Legislative Office: 212-788-6975

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Rosenthal,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 7
Council Member: Mark Levine

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Twitter: @marklevineNYC
Email: District7@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 212-928-6814
Legislative Office: 212-788-7007

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Levine,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 8
Council Member: Melissa Mark-Viverito

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Twitter: @MMViverito
Email:mviverito@council.nyc.gov

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District Office Manhattan: 212-828-9800
District Office Bronx: 347-297-4922
Legislative Office: 212-788-7210

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Mark-Viverito,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 9
Vacant

District 10
Council Member: Ydanis Rodriguez

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Twitter: @ydanis
Email: yrodriguez@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 917-521-2616
Legislative Office: 212-788-7053

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Rodriguez,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 11
Council Member: Andrew Cohen

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Twitter: @AndrewCohenNYC
Email: District11@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-549-7300
Legislative Office: 212-788-7080

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Cohen,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 12
Council Member: Andy King

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Twitter: @AndyKingNYC
Email: Andy.King@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-684-5509
Legislative Office: 212-788-6873

Sample Email

Dear Council Member King,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 13
Council Member: James Vacca

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Twitter: @JamesVacca13
Email: jvacca@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-931-1721
Legislative Office: 212-788-7375

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Vacca,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 14
Council Member: Fernando Cabrera

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Twitter: @FCabreraNY

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District Office: 347-590-2874
Legislative Office: 212-788- 7074

District 15
Council Member: Ritchie Torres

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Twitter: @ritchietorres

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District Office: 718-842-8100
Legislative Office: 212-788-6966

District 16
Council Member: Vanessa Gibson

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Twitter: @vanessalgibson
Email: District16Bronx@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-588-7500
Legislative Office: 212-788-6856

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Gibson,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 17
Council Member: Rafael Salamanca

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Twitter: @Salamancajr80
Email: salamanca@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-402-6130
Legislative Office: 212-788-7384

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Salamanca,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 18
Council Member: Annabel Palma

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Twitter: @PalmaAnnabel
Email: apalma@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-792-1140
Legislative Office: 212-788-6853

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Palma,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 19
Council Member: Paul Vallone

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Twitter: @PaulVallone
Email: district19@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-619-8611
Legislative Office: 212-788-7250

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Vallone,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 20
Council Member: Peter Koo

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Email: pkoo@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-888-8747
Legislative Office: 212-788-7022

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Koo,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 21
Council Member: Julissa Ferreras

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Twitter: @julissaferreras
Email: CD21invites@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-651-1917
Legislative Office: 212-788-6862

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Ferreras,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 22
Council Member: Costa Constantinides

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Twitter: @Costa4NY
Email: costa@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-274-4500
Legislative Office: 212-788-6963

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Constantinides,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 23
Council Member: Barry Grodenchik

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Twitter: @BarryGrodenchik
Email: m23@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-468-0137
Legislative Office: 212-788-7075

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Grodenchik,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 24
Council Member: Rory Lancman

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Twitter: @rorylancman
Email: RLancman@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-217-4969
Legislative Office: 212-788-6956

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Lancman,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 25
Council Member: Daniel Dromm

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District Office: 718-803-6373
Legislative Office: 212-788-7066

District 26
Council Member: Jimmy Van Bramer

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Email: JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-383-9566
Legislative Office: 212-788-7370

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Bramer,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 27
Council Member: I. Daneek Miller

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Email: District27@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-776-3700
Legislative Office: 212-788-7084

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Miller,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 28
Council Member: Ruben Wills

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District Office: 718-206-2068
Legislative Office: 212-788-6850

District 29
Council Member: Karen Koslowitz

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Email: Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-544-8800
Legislative Office: 718-544-4452

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Dear Council Member Koslowitz,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 30
Council Member: Elizabeth Crowley

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Email: ecrowley@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-366-3900
Legislative Office: 212-788-7381

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Crowley,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 31
Council Member: Donovan Richards, Jr.

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Email: drichards@council.nyc.gov

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District Office Rockaway: 718-471-7014
District Office Laurelton: 718-527-4356
Legislative Office: 212-788-7216

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Richards,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 32
Council Member: Eric Ulrich

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Email: eulrich@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-738-1083
Legislative Office: 212-788-7069

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Ulrich,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 33
Council Member: Steven Levin

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Email: slevin@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-875-5200
Legislative Office: 212-788-7348

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Levin,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 34
Council Member: Antonio Reynoso

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Email: areynoso@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-963-3141
Legislative Office: 212-788-7095

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Reynoso,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 35
Council Member: Laurie Cumbo

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Email: LCumbo@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-260-9191
Legislative Office: 212-788-7081

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Cumbo,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 36
Council Member: Robert Cornegy

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Email: RCornegy@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-919-0740
Legislative Office: 212-788-7354

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Cornegy,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 37
Council Member: Raphael Espinal

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Twitter: @RLEspinal
Email: REspinal@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-642-8664
Legislative Office: 212-788-7284

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Espinal,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 38
Council Member: Carlos Menchaca

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Twitter: @cmenchaca
Email: info38@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-439-9012
Legislative Office: 212-788-7372

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Menchaca,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 39
Council Member: Brad Lander

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Email: lander@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-499-1090
Legislative Office: 212-788-6969

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Lander,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 40
Council Member: Mathieu Eugene

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Email: mathieu.eugene@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-287-8762
Legislative Office: 212-788-7352

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Eugene,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 41
Council Member: Darlene Mealy

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District Office: 718-953-3097
Legislative Office: 212-788-7387

District 42
Council Member: Inez Barron

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District Office: 212-587-3159
Legislative Office: 212-788-7259

District 43
Council Member: Vincent Gentile

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Email: vgentile@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-748-5200
Legislative Office: 212-788-7363

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Gentile,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 44
Council Member: David Greenfield

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Email: dgreenfield@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-853-2704
Legislative Office: 718-853-2704

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Greenfield,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 45
Council Member: Jumaane D. Williams

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Email: JWilliams@council.nyc.gov

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District Office: 718-629-2900
Legislative Office: 212-788-6859

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Williams,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 46
Council Member: Alan Maisel

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District Office: 718-241-9330
Legislative Office:212-788-7286

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Dear Council Member Maisel,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 47
Council Member: Mark Treyger

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District Office Coney Island: 718-373-9673
District Office Bensonhurst/Gravesend: 718-307-7151
Legislative Office: 212-788-7045

District 48
Council Member: Chaim Deutch

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District Office: 718-368-9176
Legislative Office: 212-788-7360

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Deutch,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 49
Council Member: Deborah Rose

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Twitter: @CMDebiRose
Email: DROSE@Council.nyc.gov

Call your Council Member and tell them your name, address, and that you want them to increase funding to cultural organizations in NYC!

District Office: 718-556-7370
Legislative Office: 212-788-6972

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Rose,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 50
Council Member: Steven Matteo

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Email: SMatteo@council.nyc.gov

Call your Council Member and tell them your name, address, and that you want them to increase funding to cultural organizations in NYC!

District Office: 718-980-1017
Legislative Office: 212-788-7159

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Matteo,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

District 51
Council Member: Joe Borreli

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Email: borelli@council.nyc.gov

Call your Council Member and tell them your name, address, and that you want them to increase funding to cultural organizations in NYC!

District Office: 718-984-5151
Legislative Office: 212-482-5951

Sample Email

Dear Council Member Borreli,
New Yorkers from all walks of life are inspired by New York City arts and cultural organizations in a myriad of ways. To support these organizations, I am writing today to respectfully request that you increase funding for arts and culture in New York City by $40 million.

New York City's arts and cultural organizations or all sizes are essential to the fabric of this City — they enrich the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs, provide significant economic impact through jobs and support for local neighborhoods, and help make the City's diverse communities more vibrant.

Arts and cultural organizations would use this funding to increase lifelong learning opportunities, expand access to arts and culture, enhance programs which align with City priorities, and support workforce development and diversity in the arts and cultural sector. These new funds could support increased funding for arts and cultural organizations, including underfunded groups, arts councils administering grants to individual artists and local cultural organizations, and a more diverse array of new grantees. Even with this increase, funding for culture will still be less than 0.3% of the total city budget expense budget.

I strongly encourage the City to recognize the important, unique, and essential role that arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, play in the lives of New Yorkers.

I Am NYC Culture

"The People" and stories behind New York City's cultural organizations

"QBG would not be the beautiful place it is without the local community, namely volunteers from Korean Community Services. Their daily, tireless devotion to us and the community is a great example of the spirit in which we create lasting friendships throughout the Garden!"

-Karl McKoy, Gardener, Queens Botanical Garden

"I remember stepping into Times Square for the first time. I was ten and visiting with my family from California. I grew up with cerebral palsy, and the idea of becoming a performer was far fetched. But​ standing in the middle of that frenzied arena, I was sure I could be anything I wanted because I matched its energy deep down inside."

-Jerron Herman, dancer with Heidi Latsky Dance

"When I was a kid, my parents and grandparents brought me to the Bronx Zoo all the time. The conservation work I saw happening at the zoo as a child really impacted me, and led me to my current career. Today, I'm responsible for the care of our colony of Kihansi spray toads, an extinct-in-the-wild species that we breed here so they can be reintroduced to their native habitat in Tanzania. It's an inspiring experience for me not only to contribute to the survival of an entire species, but to pass that inspiration along to visitors of all ages and backgrounds."

-Avi Shuter, Bronx Zoo Reptile Keeper, Wildlife Conservation Society

"As Director, I am always looking for ways to bring in more support to the Garden so we can do all the wonderful things we dream up. I came to New York just after college and was struck by the diversity of this great city. I realized that part of the charm of the city was also, for me, the charm of plants—the diversity in the Plant Kingdom and how people around the world use plants, has always been fascinating to me. And this Garden which is in one of the most diverse places (Queens!) in the world—is truly the place where people, plants, and cultures meet!"

-Susan Lacerte, Executive Director, Queens Botanical Garden

"Before I volunteered at QBG I had no idea how much this Garden means for the borough of Queens, and I wish more people would appreciate its valuable presence. The Garden provides the community with open space, flowers and trees, fresh farm produce. It teaches children and adults about nature, gardening, composting, trains young adults for green jobs, and connects visitors with artists and their work. The list can go on, and yes, I am very impressed with the dedication and creativity of management and staff who tirelessly work at being of service to the people in Queens and beyond."

-Luise Schwabe, Volunteer, Queens Botanical Garden

"I love the idea of being able to look at a space and understand how I can change it to be more functional, more sustainable."

-Denise Negrillo, Seasonal Garden Assistant, Queens Botanical Garden

"One of the most exciting things about my work is hearing from parents that their child—who absolutely would NOT eat vegetables—now gobbles up the veggies that he or she grew and picked in the Children’s Garden! These kids are so engaged with the land and the produce they are growing. They go back to school with a new enthusiasm for digging and growing vegetables, and learning more about insects and birds..."

-Rebecca Wolf, Assistant Director, Queens Botanical Garden

“I settled in New York City over twenty years ago after growing up in three different continents and traveling much of the world and this country. I thrive on culture, the arts, and diversity, and now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Here, I am inspired by culture daily: in the streets, the subways, and people's apartments; from the small music clubs and art galleries to the storied institutions like the Metropolitan Opera, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Village Vanguard. To me, this is what sets New York City apart from any place in the world.”

-Saadi Zain, bassist, Manhattan

"I'm from Florida and I have lived in New York for thirteen years. I love my home state, but I moved to NYC so I could immerse myself in and add to the mosaic of various cultures that are here. I am inspired by the virtuosic teenagers dancing on the trains and by the staged dances I see in theaters. I am fed by the music I hear blaring from my neighbors' open windows in Brooklyn, and by the concertos by professional musicians. In New York I eat it all, I see it all, I hear it all--perfect for an artist!"

-Maria Bauman, Gibney Dance's 2017 Community Action Artist in Residence

"When you see yourself on the walls and your story is told, you can't help but be inspired and want more. Access to cultural programs fills my soul, I am grounded and have wings at the same time. Cultural programming open doors and tell a necessary global story.”

-Debbie Quiñones. Vice-Chair, Community Board 11

"I am constantly inspired by the notion that artists have the incredible capacity to create 'something' from 'nothing.' I revel in the concept that we can walk into an empty studio and yet magically fill the space with new ideas, pave new connections and seemingly generate more LIFE out of thin air! The really astounding thing is that this ability is not only realized by artists - this possibility is open to anyone who sees it, notices the opportunity and makes change HAPPEN!"

-Amy Miller, Gibney Dance Company Director and Associate Artistic Director

"Hailing from a small town in upstate NY, my entire perception of the world was changed when I moved to NYC ten years ago. The sites, sounds, free performances, open exhibits, public art - everything about this city inspires me. I love stumbling upon a new garden with Friday afternoon theater performances or an impromptu jazz concert on a street corner. You can feel the vibrancy of our community humming."

-Michele Wilson, Gibney Dance Director of Strategic Partnerships

"I was born and raised in Brooklyn where I have been involved in a community education program at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for over ten years; first as a student and volunteer, later as an intern, and finally as an employee. I had the opportunity to grow-up in a living museum surrounded by a multitude of flora that changes with every season and among educators that have a passion to teach youth from across the five boroughs about environmentally sustainable living practices. BBG has inspired a little boy from Brooklyn to give back to the community and to pass on the torch of knowledge to those that will come after"

-Chidi Duke. Children's Garden Interim Assistant Coordinator/Intern, Government and Community Relations

"I grew up in New York, and in its cultural organizations. I didn't know what a curator was then, but I knew that I loved cultural expression; I loved history; I loved people; I loved to be compelled and moved, by beauty or complexity or pure heart; and I loved creativity, whether in myself or others. I knew that I wanted to live my life surrounded by these things, and that I wanted to contribute to increasing their impact and frequency in the world. As a curator, this is what I get to do every day."

-Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

"The support and perspective of LMCC, Figment and others [helped with] expanding my perspective and artistic vision, and I have been working now as a Professional Theater Director for over 15 years. As an Interactive Artist and Theater Director, I believe deeply that all people are creative and get them to play in theatrical contexts to give them an opportunity to see that in themselves. NYC arts organizations have transformed my practice and given me the chance to dream big by allowing me to increase my impact on the community of NYC. We are all here to inspire and empower each other."

-Mahayana Landowne, Artist, FIGMENT

"When I was 14, I was a summer intern at the Bronx Zoo, tending to the small animals in the Children's Zoo and caring for (and getting spit on by) the camels in their barn. Ever since then, I've wanted my work to have meaning, to give something back to the world. I feel so lucky that my career is about helping to protect the planet's amazing animals."

-Julie Kunen, ‎Vice President, Americas, WCS

"Growing up in Spanish Harlem and the Bronx, I dreamed of living in a museum. As I got older, the goal changed to simply working in one. After interning at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History while I was a student at the New York City Museum School, I was inspired to become an art history major at Baruch College (CUNY). It paid off. Today, I get to work with an eclectic collection of artifacts relating to film, television, and digital media that everyone can relate to."

-Daniel Silva, Registrar, Museum of the Moving Image

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