The pandemic has led to new contemplations of fragility, and sick or disabled artists are using new attention to imagine a more accessible art world.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will terminate its contracts with the Trump Organization.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.
The initiative, the largest in the organization’s history, will support the creation of new monuments, as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones.
The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the country.
Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.
The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.