Tracey Knuckles joined Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2016 and works on arts philanthropy and consulting for cities around the world on cultural projects with Bloomberg Associates including Athens, London, Milan, Atlanta, and Chicago. Her portfolio consists of a range of multi-disciplinary projects that include creative space development, public art, grant-making, and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Tracey had a distinguished career in public service. She served in leadership at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for ten years, most recently as Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, managing the agency's core operations and guiding a host of strategic reforms and programmatic initiatives with museums and performing arts organizations. She also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for five years in the Eastern District of New York, and as a litigator in private practice. Tracey earned a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia. She is a native New Yorker who credits her mother with introducing her to the arts as a child and the visual arts practice that she maintains today.
Wed Apr 10 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Murray Hill Suite
As the home to more than 1,500 museums, galleries, theaters, dance companies, zoos, botanical gardens, and more, New York City is clearly at the epicenter of arts and culture. Beyond these cultural organizations, arts and culture can easily be viewed in the public realm through the city's storefronts, sidewalks, and street plazas. Attracting talent and visitors alike, the vibrant cultural landscape in New York has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar sector fueling the city''s economic engine. Public investment in the arts in New York is unmatched when compared to other city and state arts councils, with only the federal government spending more. The underlying belief is that such investments in arts and culture positively impact the economy, social well-being, and community engagement. Despite its rich cultural landscape, New York City still faces challenges when addressing historic barriers such as class, race, and income inequality. Join industry professionals, civic leaders, and other major stakeholders as they discuss the challenges and opportunities when creating a cultural eco-system that is more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable for all New Yorkers.