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Image source: Queens Tourism – New York City Councilman announces his support of the One Percent for Culture Campaign

On Tuesday at MOMA PS1, western Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced his support for the One Percent For Culture Campaign, a campaign with the mission to demonstrate the value of culture to NYC by aiming to have the city to dedicate 1% of the budget to supporting the nonprofit cultural community. The Campaign spans the five boroughs and recognizes 1,200+ cultural organizations and individual artists throughout NYC who are dedicated to this message. The coalition has 245 members and is non-partisan, too.

Van Bramer’s support, “lends political clout to the rapidly growing coalition of cultural, business, civic leaders and artists throughout all five boroughs who recognize the vital role of the city’s 1,200-plus non-profit cultural organizations.” 

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Image source: MTAPhotos on Flickr – Art is everywhere, even in the subway stations in the Rockaways

We’ve learned from ArtPractical that artists and nonprofit arts organizations seriously damaged by Hurricane Sandy are about to get some help. Three foundations – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Lambent Foundation – are putting together a fund, which will start with $2 million from the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Robert Rauschenberg and Lambent Foundations will augment that number.