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Tuesday, April 14, 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 forty-three grants totaling $525,000 in the 2008-2009 cycle of Organization Project Grants to the following organizations, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each for the amounts listed:

    AfroSolo Theatre Company, $13,500
    Arab Cultural & Community Center, $12,000
    ArtSpan, $12,000
    Asian Improv Arts, $12,000
    BAYCAT, $12,000
    Chhandam Chitresh Das Dance Company, $12,000
    Circo Zero, $12,000
    Climate Theater, $13,500
    CounterPulse, $13,500
    Cuba Caribe, $13,500
    Cutting Ball Theater, $12,000
    Cypress String Quartet/Cypress Performing Arts Association, $12,000
    DanceArt, Inc, $12,000
    Dancing Tree, $12,000
    Earplay, $12,000
    Epiphany Productions, $12,000
    Femina Potens, $12,000
    Genryu Arts, $13,500
    Golden Thread Productions, $12,000
    Intersection for the Arts, $13,500
    Janice Garrett and Dancers, $12,000
    Jess Curtis/Gravity, $12,000
    Joe Goode Performance Group, $13,500
    Litquake, $12,000
    Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, $13,500
    Museum of Craft & Folk Art, $12,000
    Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, $12,000
    New Langton Arts, $12,000
    PlayGround, $12,000
    Root Division, $12,000
    San Francisco Cinematheque, $12,000
    San Francisco Independent Film Festival, $6,540
    San Francisco Live Arts, $12,000
    San Francisco Mime Troupe, $13,500
    Scott Wells and Dancers, $12,000
    ShadowLight Productions, $12,000
    Shinichi lova-Koga/inkBoat, $12,000
    Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center, $12,000
    Southern Exposure, $12,000
    Stepology, $13,500
    The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition, $12,000
    The ESP Project: Erika Chong Shuch Project, $11,460
    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, $12,000

    Supplemental Documents: Organization Project Grants applicant ranking and project descriptions; summary notes of the application evaluation; and bios of the grants review panelists.

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

  3. WritersCorps Report

  4. Arts Education Report

  5. Cultural Center Report

  6. Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Report

  7. New Business

  8. Adjournment

LKL 4/9/09

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102, during regular business hours. Info: Robynn Takayama, 415-252-2598.

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