The biggest arts-related news in the city last week was the announcement of the first New York City Cultural Plan. We've been discussing what's in it, how it will impact our work going forward, and what it means for the organizations we work at. The summer is usually a good time to plan ahead and think big. At YPA we are looking towards an exciting fall with professional development events in the making - so keep an eye out and subscribe to our our newsletter (if you haven't already). What are your big plans for the fall? Switching jobs? Learning new skills? Expanding your network? We've got you covered on all of those. Read on for this week's Round-Up!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
First-Ever New York City Cultural Plan Calls for Funding Institutions in Underserved Communities, Accessibility, Environmental Improvements, David Freedlander, ArtNews; This is one of the better articles around exploring the city's new Cultural Plan, taking into account both the pros and cons of it. What are your thoughts about it?
De Blasio, With ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Money to Diversity, Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times; With announcements like these that will impact the entire city for the next few years and beyond, we always enjoy some varied perspectives. Here's the NYTimes one.
Close of World Heritage Committee session in Krakow, after inscription of 21 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, UNESCO; The new sites range from Mbanza Kongo in Angola to the English Lake District in the UK. Click through to see the full list.
What is our museum’s social impact?, Kelly McKinley, Medium; The Deputy Director of the Oakland Museum of California explores how the museum re-focused to explore their social impact and the steps they took to develop a mission statement, strategy, and impact measurement.
TUESDAY, JULY 25
Summer of Know: Surveillance and Civil Liberties in the Age of Hacking
Artist Trevor Paglen and Ben Wizner, Director, ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, address surveillance and civil liberties in the age of hacking. Moderated by Nat Trotman, Curator, Performance and Media.
6:30pm; The Guggenheim Museum; 1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.); Free with admission
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
Crossing Cultural Red Lines: New Threats to Free Expression in the Arts
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater and Director of Julius Caesar, joins cultural critic and poet Katha Pollitt (The Nation) and actor Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Julius Caesar) to answer the question: in this political era, are there artistic lines that can no longer be crossed?
6:15pm - 8:30pm; SubCulture NYC, 45 Bleecker St; $15
ELNYA Summer Happy Hour
Emerging Leaders in New York Arts (ELNYA) is hosting a happy hour to celebrate sweet summertime at a Brooklyn favorite - the Night of Joy's rooftop bar.
7:00pm - 9:00pm, Night of Joy, 667 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211; Free
- Digital Media Associate, Chamber Music America; NYFA Classifieds
- Individual Giving Manager, Harlem School of the Arts; ArtFrankly
- Exhibition Design Assistant, Rubin Museum; NYFA Classifieds
- Director of Membership, Jewish Museum; American Alliance of Museums
- Manager, Digital Editorial, New York City Ballet; LinkedIn