Arts and culture are central to New York City’s economy, communities, and identity. For New York City to fully bounce back from the pandemic, it needs a robust arts and cultural industry.  

On April 21, join arts organizations, advocates, and culture workers from around the city for an opportunity to hear from the mayoral candidates about their visions and plans for leading New York’s cultural comeback at this nonpartisan forum.

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Moderated by Anna Glass, Executive Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Luis Miranda, Jr., Founding Partner of MirRam Group. 

Participating candidates include Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Ray McGuire, Kathryn Garcia, Dianne Morales, Shaun Donovan, Art Chang, Christopher Kreitchman, Vitaly Fillipchenko, Thomas Downs, PaperBoy Love Prince, Quanda Francis, Stacey Prussman, Fernando Mateo, Abbey Laurel-Smith, and Guiddalia Emilien. 

Presented by New Yorkers for Culture and Arts
Host Committee: Arts in Ed Roundtable, A.R.T. NY, Artists Space, BRIC, Coalition of Theaters of Color, Chocolate Factory Theater, Costume Industry Coalition, Dance/NYC, Dance Theatre of Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, Fair Wage Onstage, Flushing Town Hall, Latinx NY Arts Consortium of New York, Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, The Field, Wildlife Conservation Society; and independent artists and cultural workers Maura Donohue, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anabella Lenzu, Alicia Mitchell-Foxworth, Rokafella. 

Media Partners: BRIC TV and ALL ARTS