Community Investments Committee - April 19, 2022 - Agenda
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing
As authorized by California Government Code Section 54953(e) and the Mayor’s 45th Supplement to her February 25, 2020 emergency proclamation, this meeting will be held remotely without providing a physical location. Members of Community Investments Committee will participate and vote by video. Members of the public may observe the meeting and provide public comment online at https://bit.ly/3xc1Nta. Instructions for providing public comment are below.
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Arts Commissioners: Charles Collins, Chair; Musleh, Roberto , Linda Parker Pennington, Marcus Shelby, Janine Shiota, and Debra Walker
- Roll Call
- General Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)
- Cultural Center Endowment Update
Staff Presenter: Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee
- Cultural Equity Endowment FY22 Timeline and Overview
Staff Presenter: Director of Community Investments Denise Pate
The applicants recommended for funding were selected through a competitive RFP process with the following process and timeline: Guidelines and applications were released on September 29, 2021; one (1) informational grant webinar launched the cycle on October 1, 2021; two (2) category specific grant workshops, one (1) work sample webinar, one (1) fiscal sponsor webinar with one hundred and one (101) attendees, and eight (8) cultural ambassadors representing the African American, Arab American, Asian American, disabled, Latinx, LGBTQ, Native American communities and women referred 22 potential applicants; special project grant guidelines and applications were released on October 1, 2020 and January 5, 2022; application deadlines were from December 9, 2020 through February 10, 2021; the onboarding of forty (45) panelists with four (4) panelist orientations and the release of applications for review took place December 15-January 7, 2022; and, twelve (12) panelist grant reviews took place over fifteen (15) days from January 13, 2022 – March 23, 2022.
- FY22 Funding Recommendations
Staff Presenter: Senior Program Officer Jaren Bonillo
In total, 269 applicants were received requesting $11,790,868. The following recommendations include funding 113 applicants with an allocation of $4,801,868 (See grant allocation overview explanatory document for more detail by category.)
FY22 CI Impact by the Numbers
FY22 Grant Allocation Overview
Staff Presenter: Program Officer Anne Trickey
San Francisco Artist Grants
Discussion and possible motion to approve the funding recommendations of the San Francisco Artist Grants (SFA) funding recommendations to award seventy-five (75) grants totaling $1,498,000 to the following individuals, and to enter into grant agreements with each or their fiscal sponsor for amounts not to exceed the following at this time:
Aaron P Salinas, $20,000
Alexandria Palos, $20,000
Andrea Nicolette Gonzales, $20,000
Anoushka Mirchandani, $18,000
Bryan Pangilinan (Fiscal Sponsor Brava for Women in the Arts), $20,000
Camille Hoang-Mai Davis, $20,000
Caroline Cabading, $20,000
Celeste Chan, $20,000
Cesar Cadabes, $20,000
Cheryl P Derricotte, $20,000
Crystal Hermann, $20,000
Daniel Arturo Riera, $20,000
Daniel Lee, $20,000
Danny Duncan (Fiscal Sponsor San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company), $20,000
David Herrera (Fiscal Sponsor Dancers’ Group Inc.), $20,000
David James, $20,000
Donald Christian Figueroa Castillo, $20,000
Elizabeth Stephens, $20,000
Erina Alejo (Fiscal Sponsor Filipino-American Development Foundation), $20,000
Erwin K. Berk, $20,000
Genevieve Lim, $20,000
Georges Lammam, $20,000
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, $20,000
Guillermo Ornelas, $20,000
Helen Simone Bailey, $20,000
Hien Huynh, $20,000
Hyo-shin Na (Fiscal Sponsor Earplay), $20,000
Javier Stell-Fresquez, $20,000
Jeanelle Bantigue, $20,000
Jerome Reyes, $20,000
Jess Curtis, $20,000
Jessica Maria Recinos, $20,000
Jocelyn Reyes, $20,000
John Calloway, $20,000
John Nguyen (Fiscal Sponsor Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center), $20,000
Joseph Abbati, $20,000
Kar Yin Tham (Fiscal Sponsor Bay Area Video Coalition Inc.), $20,000
Keith Hennessy (Fiscal Sponsor Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers), $20,000
Kimberly Anne Rubio Requesto, $20,000
Kurt Rohde, $20,000
Lauren Ito (Fiscal Sponsor National Japanese American Historical Society), $20,000
Lily Cai, $20,000
Linda A. Jackson, $20,000
Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez, $20,000
Maria Judice, $20,000
Maurya Kerr (Fiscal Sponsor Dancers’ Group Inc.), $20,000
Megan K Kurashige (Fiscal Sponsor Dancers’ Group Inc.), $20,000
Megan Wilson, $20,000
Melissa Dorothy Lewis Wong, $20,000
Nancy Mabel Valdiviezo, $20,000
Natalia García Pasmanick, $20,000
Natalia Roberts, $20,000
Oliver Saria, $20,000
Oscar Peñaranda, $20,000
Osvaldo de Leon Davila, $20,000
Patricia Jameson, $20,000
Pireeni Sundaralingam, $20,000
Preeti Vangani, $20,000
Ramon Marcel Abad, $20,000
Rizal Dinglasan, $20,000
Robert Sweeny, $20,000
Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., $20,000
Sandra Cressman, $20,000
Sean Dorsey, $20,000
Seokman Yang, $20,000
Shelley Wong, $20,000
Silk Worm (Fiscal Sponsor Jess CurtisGravity Inc.), $20,000
Storm M Florez, $20,000
Tamu Boylen, $20,000
Theresa Marie Calpotura, $20,000
Therese Marie Davis, $20,000
Truong Tran, $20,000
Valerie Soe, $20,000
Veronica Williams, $20,000
Yayoi Kambara (Fiscal Sponsor Dancers’ Group Inc.), $20,000
Explanatory Document: San Francisco Artist Grants Overview
Staff Presenter: Program Officer Debbie Ng
Artistic Legacy Grant
Discussion and possible motion to approve the Artistic Legacy Grant funding recommendation to award one (1) grant totaling $40,000 to the following organization, and to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed the following at this time:
Theatre of Yugen, $40,000
Explanatory Document: Artistic Legacy Grant Overview
Cultural Equity Initiatives I
Discussion and possible motion to approve the Cultural Equity Initiatives (CEI) funding recommendations to award two (2) grants totaling $200,000 to the following organizations, and to enter into grant agreements with each organization or their fiscal sponsor for amounts not to exceed the following at this time:
Fresh Meat Productions, $100,000
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, $100,000
Cultural Equity Initiatives II
Discussion and possible motion to approve the Cultural Equity Initiatives (CEI) funding recommendations to award twenty-seven (27) grants totaling $2,500,000 to the following organizations, and to enter into grant agreements with each organization or their fiscal sponsor for amounts not to exceed the following at this time:
ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco, $100,000
Accion Latina, $100,000
Brava for Women in the Arts, $100,000
California Lawyers for the Arts, $100,000
Chitresh Das Institute, $100,000
Circo Zero, $100,000
Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas, $100,000
Detour Dance (Fiscal Sponsor Dancers’ Group Inc.), $50,000
Diamond Wave (Fiscal Sponsor Intersection for the Arts), $75,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations, $100,000
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, $100,000
Golden Thread Productions, $100,000
Idris Ackamoor and Cultural Odyssey, $100,000
Kearny Street Workshop, $100,000
Lenora Lee Dance (Fiscal Sponsor Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center), $100,000
Magic Theatre, Inc., $100,000
Marigold Project Inc. (Fiscal Sponsor Intersection for the Arts), $100,000
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu Hula Halau, $100,000
Nava Dance Theatre, $75,000
Queer Rebels Productions (Fiscal Sponsor Intersection for the Arts), $75,000
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (Fiscal Sponsor Fresh Meat Productions), $100,000
Southern Exposure, $100,000
The Cultural Conservancy Sacred Land Foundation, $100,000
The Dance Brigade A New Group From Wallflower Order, $100,000
Write Now! SF Bay (Fiscal Sponsor Intersection for the Arts), $15,394
Explanatory Document: Cultural Equity Initiatives Overview
Staff Presenter: Senior Program Officer Jaren Bonillo
Creative SpaceDiscussion and possible motion to approve the Creative Space (CRSP) funding recommendations to award five (5) grants totaling $300,000 to the following organizations, and to enter into grant agreements with each organization or their fiscal sponsor, for amounts not to exceed the following at this time:
African-American Shakespeare Company, $50,000
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, $50,000
Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas, $100,000
Cutting Ball Theater, $50,000
The Roxie Theater, $50,000
Explanatory Document: Creative Space Overview
Special Project Grant Amendments
Staff Presenter: Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee
Discussion and possible motion to increase the grant amount of $25,000 (authorized by Administrative Approval) by $14,300 for a grant agreement with Michael Ritch for the Ocean Avenue commercial corridor beautification project, where the solicitation was completed through a participatory budget process and the original grant did not include all of the funds allocated for the project; and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement for $39,300 at this time.
Discussion and possible motion to increase the grant amount of $26,250 (authorized by Resolution No. 1207-20-198) by $5,000 for a grant agreement with Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association (Fiscal Sponsor Intersection for the Arts) for additional music programming in Patricia’s Green park; and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement for $31,250 at this time.
Discussion and possible motion authorizing the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement with Bayview Opera House, Inc. for capital upgrades including a kitchen, for $369,500 at this time. This grant agreement would replace expired Grant No. 16SPX03 (authorized by Resolution No’s. 0104-16-011, 0912-16-242, 1002-17-311,1101-21-245), which was not completed due to administrative delays and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion and possible motion authorizing the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement with Bayview Opera House, Inc. for capital upgrades, for $100,000 at this time. This grant agreement would replace expired Grant No. 19SPX05 (authorized by Resolution No’s. 1017-19-014, 1101-21-245), which was not completed due to administrative delays and the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Business and Announcements
(This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)
Posted 4/15/22, 12:01 p.m., CED
The meetings of the San Francisco Arts Commission will be held virtually due to public health emergency.
Agenda Item Information / Materials Available
Each item on the agenda may include the following documents:
1) Department or Agency or report;
2) Public correspondence;
3) Other explanatory documents.
During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: Community Investments at email@example.com. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission.
1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting.
2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.
3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda.
4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Devices Prohibited
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting.
To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Community Investments at email@example.com, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.
A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address: https://sfgov.org/arts//audio-archive-1.
Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
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Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554 7724; by fax at 415-554 7854; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Accessibility Meeting Policy
Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Community Investments at email@example.com at least 48 hours before the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.
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415-252-2255向Alyssa Ventre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。
POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN
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 Community Investments at firstname.lastname@example.org, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. 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 Community Investments at email@example.com. 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.