New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Proposes Fund for Art, Culture and Philanthropy
The Times published the following story: Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a fund that would help with “art, culture, and philanthropy issues for the City of New York. ” The fund would provide grants for projects that benefit the arts, including those that are “activities of public benefit. ” The term “public benefit” is defined as “benefit to the community; benefit to an interest of the community; or benefit to society. ” City Council members have also proposed in recent months a “Parks and Rec” fund, the “Music Fund,” the “Film Fund,” and the “Print Fund.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a major reorganization of the Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Cultural Affairs, which will result in a new Parks and Rec department, known as Creative and Cultural Affairs, to serve the City’s more than 1,800 parks and recreation facilities, plus the city’s Cultural Council, which directs and evaluates these programs. The proposed reorganization will provide more flexibility, better service, greater accountability, greater efficiency, and greater responsiveness to the public.
The new creative and cultural affairs department will be led by new Commissioner David M. Hager, who took the helm this morning and serves as the fourth and current commissioner in New York’s history. He has served in that position since 2010.
A new committee, led by Mayor Bloomberg, will oversee all of the department’s services, and the new division will be based in New York with its offices in New York City. The department’s mission includes “overall management, administrative, construction, and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities and services,” and the department also plans to work with agencies that provide cultural support, such as the Music Conservatory, which will work with the department on the “Music Fund,” the “Film Fund,” and the “Print Fund.
The department will operate under three general programs: the Parks & Recreation Fund; the Music Fund; and the Film Fund.
Multi-year general operating funding for Community Impact Projects.
Abstract: This paper assesses the effectiveness of the funding arrangements in Australia for a range of community impact projects. We provide recommendations for the future funding arrangements for community impact projects with a view to ensuring that these are in compliance with international best practice principles, particularly the recommendations of the World Bank’s Roadmap for Development. The framework used for this analysis is a multi-faceted approach and is based on the principles of alignment, coherence and compatibility. We explore five categories of community impact projects that the Australian Government has identified as eligible for funding, namely, small scale community-level and community-supported projects (including community-based organisations), community-based projects including small scale community-level projects and other initiatives. All of the projects are eligible for funding and we therefore consider the issues at stake on the basis of their community or stakeholder perspectives. This analysis shows that in Australia the government is in principle able to allocate funds effectively to community impact projects. In particular, we find that although funding for small scale community-level and community-supported projects is inadequate, funding for other projects is adequate and we have identified areas of concern that need to be addressed. The analysis identifies where there is a mismatch between the community impact policy, the way the funds have been allocated and the amount currently allocated to community impact projects.
Author’s note: The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government.
The effectiveness of the funding arrangements for Community Impact Projects in Australia. Paper presented at: Community Impact Working Group: Multi-Year General Operational Funding for Community Impact Projects. Australian Federal Member for Northern Australia, The Hon.
Author: This paper assesses the effectiveness of the funding arrangements in Australia for a range of community impact projects. We provide recommendations for the future funding arrangements for community impact projects with a view to ensuring that these are in compliance with international best practice principles, particularly the recommendations of the World Bank’s Roadmap for Development.
PSF and Emerging Arts Funds
Hall “The PSF recently revised its annual awards, in which there is a greater emphasis on programs for the under-represented arts community; there is a decrease in the number of awards awarded to the most prestigious programs, including all-gender, all-female, and all-male awards. According to the PSF, as of the end of 2016, there were about 865 programs across all age groups and subject areas eligible for awards, down from 923 in 2011. By 2018, funding and awards will return to the level that existed before the PSF’s revision, and will be more closely matched with other federal programs. That will help eliminate some of the underfunding of arts programs and funding for arts-related projects.
The new PSF awards are based on proposals to the federal and other funding agencies. The changes will return awards levels to the levels that existed before the revisions; will have the eligibility criteria more closely matched with other federal programs; and include a process to give priority to programs that have shown significant progress in addressing issues of underrepresentation.
Under the previous awards, awards were given to programs that demonstrated good student performance outcomes; had diverse student and faculty leadership; had a committed and enthusiastic advisory board; produced equitable outcomes for students in the program; and were highly regarded in the community (see table).
The new awards are based on proposals to the federal and other funding agencies. The new changes are for two reasons. One is that awards based on proposals to the federal agencies often reflect what is seen as the most important issue and/or the most important outcomes. And, secondly, proposals are more likely to have a successful outcome if they are not simply requests for funds. This is the second iteration of the awards. And, again, this is for two reasons.
One is that this will represent a significant change in awards, which was a small area of focus under the original awards program. The second reason is that proposals are much less likely to be unsuccessful if they are not merely requests for funds. And, of course, proposals are more likely to be successful.
Since the first iteration, proposals for the new awards have been submitted from across all age ranges and subject areas, but of course there is a greater emphasis on programs for the underrepresented arts community.
The multi-year funding option for arts and cultural organizations.
The multi-year funding option for arts and cultural organizations.
We believe that, although there are differences between the parties, their approach to funding the arts makes sense. The arts are an essential part of many people’s lives. The National Endowment for the Arts’ funding model is based on the principle that all individuals and groups who contribute to the arts receive a financial benefit. This benefit should consist of direct or indirect economic, cultural, and social benefits.
Our model seeks maximum flexibility in funding for creative organizations and funding at the highest levels. We believe that such flexibility provides broad support for the arts, and allows the arts to continue to flourish as an important institution for society.
This essay argues that the multi-year funding option is an effective and efficient instrument for providing funding for the arts.
Our proposal to the federal government for the multi-year funding option, which is embodied in the National Endowment for the Arts Act of 1965, was to establish a flexible funding model that would allow the federal government to provide a much higher level of funding to arts institutions for many years, with various levels of flexibility. The new model would be responsive, allowing the federal government to adjust funding over a number of years and to provide funding to arts organizations that do not have a specific need at that moment. The new model would allow the United States to provide more to arts organizations that otherwise would not receive federal funds due to existing restrictions.
While other models of funding have been proposed, our proposal is unique in that our proposal would allow for flexibility in the timing of the funding, through the use of an “emergency fund. ” With the recent announcement of the Obama Administration’s proposed federal budget, it is vital that we learn about this new proposal.
Our proposal would create a flexible funding model that would allow the federal government to adjust funding over a number of years and to provide funding to arts organizations that do not have a specific need at that moment. The new flexible model could also be expanded and tailored to respond to changing circumstances in particular times of the year.
Prior to our proposal, no policy, including the multi-year funding option, focused on providing more funding to arts and cultural organizations.
Tips of the Day in Programming
A couple of months back, I posted a blog entry on the best sources of news and analysis for programming. I found that my blog post was very popular, but I had a few people writing in. One of them mentioned finding a lot of good articles and blogs that were well written, but I was unable to find any with an eye toward helping you write well.
This week, I’m going to look at a couple of pieces that have had some good research out there, as well as a bunch of things that I’d love to see more articles about. First, let’s look at a piece that I found in The Inquirer on how Google is changing the Internet in the last 25 years.
Let’s look a little closer at one of the two examples.
Google is the internet’s largest search engine and is used by most web sites. However, it was not actually created (in a sense) until 1995 by two friends, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.