Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at a press conference announcing Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at a press conference announcing “Create NYC” at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City on July 19, 2017. View Full Caption

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LONG ISLAND CITY — The city will begin considering the demographic makeup of arts organizations when deciding which groups it will fund, in an effort to encourage more diversity in the city’s cultural scene, the mayor announced Wednesday.

Starting this year, art and cultural institutions vying for city grants will be asked to share what they’re doing to address “equity and inclusion” as part of the


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