As Manhattan Borough President, Scott worked hand-in-hand with arts organizations to deliver capital and discretionary funding to support local arts
Showcased the economic impact of our arts and culture industry as Comptroller
Conducted a first-of-its-kind, school-by-school breakdown exposing unequal access to arts education for children living in some of the City’s lowest-income communities
Mobilized with advocates to get the Department of Education to make an unprecedented $23 million baselined investment in arts education
Fought against cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, which provides critical support for New York City arts organizations
Advocated to extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all stagehands, ushers, backstage workers, technicians, and other professionals involved in re-opening theaters, venues, and performance spaces
Scott Stringer has fought for the city’s arts and cultural institutions for decades — because arts are at the heart of New York City’s culture and economy. His analysis showed that pre-pandemic, the cultural sector employed more than 293,000 people and generated $110 billion in economic activity — which the COVID pandemic has existentially threatened. His comprehensive plan will jumpstart an equitable revival of our arts and culture with an historic investment in independent artists and arts organizations.