New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

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New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs
Agency overview
Headquarters 31 Chambers Street
New York City 10007[1]
Agency executive Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner[2]

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among their primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.[3]

Its programs include Materials for the Arts, a large facility in Long Island City that distributes free reused supplies to arts organizations.

On April 7, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Tom Finkelpearl, former president and executive director of the Queens Museum, as the new DCA Commissioner, "putting Mr. Finkelpearl in charge of a $156 million budget and making him the point person on the arts for a city widely considered the cultural capital of the world."[4]


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