Arts, Not-for-Profit & Higher Ed

Why NYC?

The not-for-profit sector is vital to promoting the vibrance and health of New York City’s communities. 

With 110 educational institutions, almost 1400 arts and cultural institutions, more than 100 hospitals, and thousands of human-service organizations, the not-for-profit sector preserves the City’s intellectual and cultural capital and improves the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

International Outreach

Attracting innovative, high-growth, and entrepreneurial companies to the City, while retaining the talent already here, is critical to New York City’s international standing.

Find out more about our International Outreach efforts and programs.

News & Updates


Success Stories

  • The Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

    Find out how Katy Rubin, Founder of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, was able to marry her artistic side with her entrepreneurial side with the help of NYCEDC and New York Foundation for the Arts-NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp and make it in New York City.

  • Chashama

    Discover how Chashama, an arts not-for profit, worked with NYCEDC to expand its low-cost, artist studio space and create cultural links with the community.

  • Common Ground

    In January 2010, Common Ground, a not-for-profit, opened it's housing project in the Bronx to aid the homeless and reach out to the community.

  • Noguchi Museum Success Story

    Noguchi Museum sought NYCIDA assistance for the costs associated with the renovation of its 15,000-square-foot museum structure in Long Island City, Queens.

Incubators & Workspaces

  • Incubators

    Chashama Artist Studios

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    NYCEDC, in partnership with Chashama, has made available approximately 50,000 square feet of artist studios. Located at the BKLYN Army Terminal in Sunset Park, emerging artists can access studio space in a variety of sizes.


Searching for a rewarding career in NYC? There could be a position waiting for you at NYCEDC.


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