SVA Theatre


The Future of NYC Culture & Arts: A Conversation with NYC Council Speaker Candidates

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Event hosted by: New Yorkers for Culture & Arts

Event hosted by: SVA Theatre

Reserve Tickets

New Yorkers for Culture & Arts (NY4CA) and SVA Theatre invite you to a culture and arts Candidates Forum, focusing on the upcoming selection of a new City Council Speaker. The event will help to underscore the Speaker’s role in prioritizing and advancing legislation and public policy in our City.

The Forum will include discussion of the sector’s impact on the city’s economy and educational system, its value to community identity, livability, and development, and its importance to cutting-edge science and conservation efforts. Through this Forum, NY4CA will build on the past success of One Percent for Culture’s 2013 Mayoral Forum and the many candidate breakfasts by the NYC Arts Coalition during its 30 years as an arts advocacy organization.

NY4CA believes that a stronger and more sustained advocacy effort from a greater cross-section of the culture and arts sector is critical to the sector’s future health and growth. We seek to broaden participation in this year’s Forum by building a diverse roster of partners.

Free and open to the public.  RSVPs requested here, but not required.  Seating is first-come, first-served.  Doors Open at 6:15PM.

MODERATOR:  Juan Manuel Benítez, Journalist, Anchor, Reporter, NY1 News


Hon. Robert Cornegy

Hon. Corey Johnson

Hon. Mark Levine

Hon. Donovan J. Richards

Hon. Ydanis Rodriguez

Hon. Ritchie J. Torres

Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer

Hon. Jumaane Williams

Want to ask the candidates a question?  Please email your question to [email protected]

If you would like to attend any of these events, but require assistive devices and/or accommodations, please email [email protected] or call 212-592-2980 at least one week prior to the event.