NY Mayor offers $500,000 for female musiciansmain
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is investing $500,000 in grants to local female musicians, an effort to support music made by and for women in a male-dominated industry.
The finances are part of the office’s NYC Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund — now renamed the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, as music is brought under its umbrella for the first time. Currently in its second run, the program has already awarded $1.5 million to 63 film, TV, theatre and digital media projects made by women-identifying creatives.
Newly-appointed MOME commissioner Anne del Castillo announced the funding Tuesday (June 4) at the third annual New York Music Month conference: Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Tech.