Crisis to Creation: Public Report on A Town Hall for the Future of NYC Performing Arts

Photos by Gaia Squarci

Crisis to Creation
Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts
Public Report available

This February, the Segal Center asked 16 organizations to present their missions, programs and services in response to the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequient lean years in arts economy. These organizations, while just a sample of the many in the city, covered all 5 boroughs of NYC and with strong representations from Black, Latino, Arab, and Queer artist populations, among others.

Tom Finkelpearl, the newly appointed Commissioner of The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, attended and addressed the large crowd, with representatives from more than 100 groups and universities in attendance.
He also spoke highly of the night’s honored guest, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who was presented with the first Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts.


Click on the links below for:

The Public Report

The Streaming




Organizations included:
A.R.T./New York
Actors Fund
Arab Stages
Asian American Arts Alliance
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
The Field
Fourth Arts Block
The League of Independent Theater
Network of Ensemble Theaters
The New Black Fest
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation
One Percent for Culture
Staten Island Arts
Theatre Communications Group

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