Under Mike Bloomberg, New York City became the largest funder of arts and culture in the United States, with more than $3 billion invested in the industry between 2002 and 2013. The arts industry helped form the backbone of the City’s economy and supported more than 320,000 jobs across the five boroughs.
- Under Mike Bloomberg, New York City became the largest single arts funder in the United States.
- In 2013, the overall creative sector generated $21 billion in economic activity annually and employed more than 320,000 people.
- Funded more than 500 public art installations including The Gates, The New York City Waterfalls, and Discovering Columbus.