Community Investments Committee - March 10, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
March 10, 2015 - 1:00pm
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
1. Roll Call
2. Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Committee’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Committee’s consideration.)
3. Community Investments Director Report
Judy Nemzoff, Program Director 
Current developments and announcements
Item Time: Approximately 10 minutes
4. Organization Project Grants
Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer
Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award 45 grants totaling $601,485 in the 2014-2015 cycle of Organization Project Grants (“OPG”) to the following organizations, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for the amounts listed:
Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers (ABD Productions), $13,000 
Arab Film Festival, $13,000 
Aunt Lute Books, $13,000 
Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco, $13,000 
Center for the Art of Translation, $13,000 
Chinese Historical Society of America, $13,000 
Circo Zero / Zero Performances, $13,000 
Circuit Network, $13,000 
Contraband / Mixed Bag Productions, $13,000 
CounterPULSE, $15,000 
Crowded Fire Theatre Company, $15,000 
CubaCaribe, $15,000 
Cultural Odyssey, $15,000 
Cutting Ball Theatre Company, $13,000 
Dancers’ Group, $15,000 
Del Sol Performing Arts Organization, $15,000 
Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, $5,500 
Embodiment Project, $15,000 
Epiphany Productions, $15,000 
Fictional Artists’ Contemporary Theatre / San Francisco (FACT/SF), $13,000 
Flyaway Productions, $15,000 
Genryu Arts, $15,000 
ICTUS, $13,000 
Jess Curtis/Gravity, $13,000 
Joe Goode Performance Group, $15,000 
Litquake, $15,000 
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, $15,000 
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, $15,000 
PlayGround, $13,000 
Post:Ballet, $13,000 
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, $13,000 
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, $13,000 
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, $15,000 
San Francisco Cinematheque, $15,000 
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, $15,000 
San Francisco Green Film Festival, $13,000 
San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest, $15,000 
San Francisco Independent Film Festival, $13,000 
Shadowlight Productions, $13,000 
Sixth Street Photography Workshop, $13,000 
Still Here, $3,335 
Switchboard Music Festival, $13,000 
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, $15,000 
Topsy Turvy, $6,650 
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, $15,000
Explanatory Documents: 15OPG Recommendation Packet (guidelines, panel rankings, project summaries, and panel bios) (pdf)
Item Time: Approximately 15 minutes
5. Native American Art & Cultural Traditions Grants
Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer
Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award 12 grants totaling $95,000 in the 2014-2015 cycle of Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions (“NAACT”) to the following organizations and individuals, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization and individual for the amounts listed:
Seventh Native American Generation, $15,000
Cultural Conservancy $15,000
Dancing Earth Creations, $10,500
Ross Cunningham, $7,500
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, $1,000
Instituto Familiar de la Raza, $1,000
American Indian Film Institute, $7,500
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, $7,500
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, $7,500
Brava Theater Center/Brava! For Women in the Arts, $7,500
Cultural Conservancy, $7,500
Queer Cultural Center , $7,500
Explanatory Documents: 15NAACT Recommendation Packet (guidelines, panel rankings, project summaries, and panel bios) (pdf)
Item Time: Approximately 15 minutes
6. New Business and Announcements
(This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.)
7. Adjournment
CF 03/04/15
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根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電415-252-3145向Cristal Fiel, program associate 提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。
De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a Cristal Fiel, program associate, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-3145. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.
Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting
Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng  mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig  sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig,  maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Cristal Fiel, program associate sa 415-252-3145. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng  miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.