Cultural Policy


EtM is Looking for New Board Members, Could This Be You?!

Katie Cox

Dear NYC Arts Enthusiasts, Are you passionate about the arts in New York City? Are you captivated by workspace issues for artists? Do you swoon…

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EtM’s Katie Cox Gives First Testimony at City Hall for FY20 Budget Hearing

Katie Cox

New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing Testimony FY20 Monday March 11,…

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David Submits Testimony for $30 Million Increase for NYC’s Arts & Culture

Katie Cox

Last week artists, arts advocates, and leaders in NYC’s cultural institutions gathered at City Hall to give testimony for a $30 million increase in NYC’s funding…

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David Testifies at City Hall for a Budget Increase for NYC Arts & Culture

David Johnston

  New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing Testimony FY19 Friday March…

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EtM Testimony for the City’s Executive Budget Hearing

David Johnston

New York City Council Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee Council Chambers – City Hall Executive Budget Hearing Testimony FY18 Thursday, May 25,…

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Cultural Plan and the Future of City Funding

David Johnston

In 2014, EtM released its report on workspace issues for performing artists in the borough of Queens. Through an examination of CDP data, we talked…

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EtM Rallies for the Arts at City Hall

David Johnston

On Monday, EtM’s Executive Director David Johnston attended a rally at City Hall to speak out against eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts. “I stopped…

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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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