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Community Investments Committee - October 12, 2021 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location: 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
1 p.m.
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing


This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and AB361 and the Fifth Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency. 

During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the Arts Commission’s regular meeting room, Veteran's War Memorial Building, Room 125, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.  

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Written Comment: 
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to sfac.grants@sfgov.org. This email address will be monitored until Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. All comments received by the deadline will be read aloud by Arts Commission staff up to the three minutes maximum allotted to each commenter. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and item number. Note: if your public comment statement is read aloud by Arts Commission staff during an agenda item, this will count as your one opportunity for public comment on that specific item. You will not be able to raise your hand to make additional public comment on the same item if your statement has already been read aloud. 

Oral Comment: 
Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less. Staff will ask for real-time public comment before reading emailed comments to ensure all members of the public have an opportunity to comment in real time.

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Agenda


Arts Commissioners: Charles Collins, Chair; Suzie Ferras, Nabiel Musleh, Roberto Ordeñana, Linda Parker Pennington, Marcus Shelby, Janine Shiota
 

  1. Roll Call
     
  2. General Public Comment
    Discussion
    (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.)
     
  3. Staff Report:  Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee
     
  4. Cultural Centers Presentations
    Presentation and Discussion

    Staff Presenter: Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee

    AICCSF SFAC Presentation 2021
    APICC SFAC Presentation 2021
    MCCLA SFAC Presentation 2021
    QCC SFAC Presentation 2021
     
  5. Special Project Grants
    Action

    Staff Presenter: Deputy Director Joanne Lee

1. Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award thirty (30) Special Project Grants, funded by District Supervisor Add-Backs and Mayoral enhancements to the following organizations and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for amounts not to exceed the following at this time:

  1. District 2 and 8 – Fresh Meat Productions, $100,000 over two years to support the Trans Dance Festival.
  2. District 3 – North Beach Business Association, $42,500 over two years to support “First Friday” Art Walk & Arts in Storefronts event.
  3. District 3 – Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, $700,000 over two years to support an API Youth Arts Initiative.
  4. District 3 – Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, $250,000 over two years to support an AAPI Artists Fund.
  5. District 3 – Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative, $350,000 over two years to support AAPI Arts and Cultural Programming.
  6. District 5 – San Francisco Juneteenth Festival (Fiscal Sponsor: African American Art and Culture Complex), $85,000 over two years to support the annual Juneteenth festival.
  7. District 5 – African American Art and Culture Complex, $136,000 over two years to support administrative operations and infrastructure.
  8. District 5 – First Voice Inc., $10,000 over one year to support storytelling and mentorship programs for youth.
  9. District 5 – Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors (Fiscal Sponsor: Renaissance Parents of Success), $60,000 over two years to support Jazz programming in the Fillmore and Western Addition neighborhoods.
  10. District 6 – Veterans Alley Mural Project Inc., $20,000 over one year to support the creation and appreciation of murals in Veterans Alley.
  11. District 8 – Noe Valley Chamber Music, $25,500 over two years to support Classical music programs for youth.
  12. District 8 – The Marsh A Breeding Ground for New Performance, $85,000 over two years to support theatre programs for youth.
  13. District 8 – Theatre Rhinoceros Inc., $25,000 over one year to support youth theatre education programming.
  14. District 8 – New Conservatory Theater Center, $100,000 over two years to support health and wellness theater programming in schools.
  15. District 8 - 3rd I South Asian Independent Film, $15,000 over one year to support the South Asian Film Festival.
  16. District 9 – The Dance Brigade A New Group from Wallflower Order, $200,000 over two years to support tenant improvements.
  17. Citywide – Marigold Project (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts), $400,000 over two years to support capacity building for the Día De Los Muertos Cultural Event.
  18. Citywide – San Francisco Trans March (Fiscal Sponsor: QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture), $25,500 over two years to support an LGBT historical event.
  19. Citywide – First Voice Inc., $170,000 over two years to support Asian Pacific Islander arts programming.
  20. Citywide – First Voice Inc., $150,000 over two years to support Asian American artists.
  21. Citywide – Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, $100,000 over one year to support Asian and Pacific Islander Arts and Culture programming.
  22. Citywide – QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture, $68,000 over two years to support capacity building.
  23. Citywide – California Lawyers for the Arts, $40,000 over two years to support citywide arts services.
  24. Citywide – Dancers’ Group Inc., $40,000 over two years to support citywide arts services.
  25. Citywide – Intersection for the Arts, $40,000 over two years to support citywide arts services.
  26. Citywide – ArtSpan, $40,000 over two years to support citywide arts services.
  27. Citywide – American Indian Cultural Center (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts), $300,000 over two years to support administration and operations.
  28. Citywide – International Indian Treaty Council, $35,000 over one year to support a Native American event honoring Native American history.
  29. Citywide – Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (Fiscal Sponsor: QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture), $42,500 over two years to support Native American cultural activities.
  30. Citywide –Yerba Buena Arts & Events, $42,500 over two years to support Native American arts and cultural events.

 

  1. Grant Amendments
    Action

    Staff Presenter: Deputy Director Joanne Lee
     
    1. Discussion and possible motion to approve the change in fiscal sponsor for grant 20CEI23 (authorized by Resolution No. 0507-12-143) for The Village Project, the current fiscal sponsor is Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the new fiscal sponsor is Renaissance Parents of Success.
       
    2. Discussion and possible motion to amend the following grants to extend the grant windows through June 30, 2022 and authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into such amendments:
       
      1. Bayview Opera House, Inc. (Grant No. 16SPX03, authorized by Resolution No’s. 0104-16-011, 0912-16-242, 1002-17-311)
      2. Bayview Opera House, Inc. (Grant No. 19SPX05, authorized by Resolution No. 0107-19-014)
      3. Blue Bear School of Music (Grant No. 18CSP03, authorized by Resolution No. 0507-18-158)
      4. OMI Community Action Organization (Grant No. 17SPX23, authorized by Resolution No. 1002-17-316)
         
  2. New Business and Announcements
    Discussion
    (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)
     
  3. Adjournment

 

posted 10/7/2021, 6:48 p.m., CED
 

Notices

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: sfac.grants@sfgov.org. 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.

Meeting Procedures

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 sfac.grants@sfgov.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.

Disability Access

To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact sfac.grants@sfgov.org, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

Archives Available

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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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

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 sotf@sfgov.org.

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/

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 sfac.grants@sfgov.org at least 48 hours before the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.

利便参與會議的相關規定

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 sfac.grants@sfgov.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 sfac.grants@sfgov.org. 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.