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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
4:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70

  1. Cultural Equity Grants Program Director Report
    Current administrative, budgetary and programming developments and announcements.

    Motion to approve recommendations to award seventeen grants totaling $333,750 in the 2009-2010 cycle of Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships grants to the following organizations and individual artists, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each for the amounts listed:
    Asian Women's Shelter, $25,000
    Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, $10,000
    Chinese Progressive Association, $10,000
    Croatian American Cultural Center, $25,000
    Dance Brigade, $20,000
    Deanne Morizono Meyers, $22,500
    Fifth Stream Music, $10,000
    Flyaway Productions, $22,500
    GK Callahan, $20,000
    Intersection for the Arts, $18,750
    Kid Serve Youth Murals, $25,000
    Kulintang Arts Inc., $22,500
    Mary Jean Robertson, $25,000
    Out of Site: Center for Arts Education, $10,000
    Queer Cultural Center, $25,000
    Raissa Simpson, $22,500
    Ruby’s Clay Studio and Gallery, $20,000

    Supplemental Documents: Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships applicant ranking and project descriptions, summary notes of the application evaluation and bios of the grants review panelists.

    Motion to approve the following individuals as grant application review panelists for Cultural Equity Initiatives Level I:
    Julie Fry, Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Renee Heider, Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center
    Roko Kawai, Dancer, choreographer and teacher
    An Lu, Program Specialist for Arts Council Silicon Valley
    Wendy Levy, Director of Creative Programming, Bay Area Video Action Coalition
    Rebeka Rodriguez, Photographer, Curator and Arts Administrator
    Jen Soriano, Communications strategist, musician and nonprofit consultant
    Shiree Teng, Independent Consultant

    Supplemental Documents: Cultural Equity Grants Biographies of Grants Application Review Panelists.

  2. Community Arts and Eduacation Program Director Report
    Current administrative, budgetary and programming developments and announcements.

  3. Cultural Center Report
    Discussion and review of the 2008-2009 cultural center final reports.

  4. New Business

  5. Adjournment

BLT 12/03/09

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