Cultural Policy


EtM’s David Johnston Gives Testimony at NYC’s City Hall for $40 Million Increase for Arts and Culture

David Johnston

New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing Testimony FY18 Wednesday March 8,…

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Museum of Jazz in Harlem

David Johnston

The following is from EtM Founder and Board Chairwoman, Eugenie Cowan. “We at Exploring the Metropolis are pleased to learn that the National Jazz Museum…

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Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing

David Johnston

FY17 Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 200 Monday January 25, 2016 Budget Testimony: David Johnston, EtM Executive Director…

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A Day at the 2015 NOCD-NY Forum

David Johnston

From Katie Cox, EtM’s new Program Associate: On Friday, October 23rd I attended my first NOCD-NY Forum at The Point in the South Bronx. This…

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A Letter to Exploring the Metropolis

David Johnston

Dear Exploring the Metropolis, Thank you.  From the moment I entered the building on W. 23rd street, you welcomed me. Not only have you exposed…

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Dance and Disability Leads to Discovery

David Johnston

Our summer intern attends and reflects on the Dance/NYC’s Dance. Disability. Artistry. conference.   The stage lights have dimmed and the music is softly starting to…

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City Funding for the Arts 101

David Johnston

Updates from our intern, Meera.  New York City’s political center, City Hall, is based in Lower Manhattan. After catching the R, one gets off at City…

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Read Our Executive Director’s Testimony to the City Council Last Week

David Johnston

New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Executive Budget Hearing Testimony FY16 Tuesday June 9,…

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NYC Real Estate and the Arts – Two Examples of Why Things Need to Change

David Johnston

In the first week of December, two events were reported in the media, which illustrate how the arts in NYC are in a state of…

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PRESS: More Coverage of EtM’s QWI Presentation in Jamaica!

David Johnston

    The Times Ledger of Queens also provided great coverage of David’s QWI presentation on October 15th in Jamaica!   Read the article    …

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