Department of Cultural Affairs

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest funder of culture in the United States. DCLA is essential to the network of cultural organizations which bring life and prosperity to almost every neighborhood in the City.

DCLA also works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City's economic vitality. The Department represents and serves non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies; and creative artists at all skill levels who live and work within the City's five boroughs.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
31 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007
General Phone (212) 513-9300

Kate D. Levin Commissioner
Margaret Morton, Deputy Commissioner
Tracey Knuckles, Deputy General Counsel
Kathleen Hughes, Assistant Commissioner, Program Services
Timothy Thayer, Assistant Commissioner, Institutions
Susan Chin, Assistant Commissioner, Capital Projects

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