MEETING OF THE FULL ARTS COMMISSION
Monday, June 7, 2021
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing
This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 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, City Hall, Room 416, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.
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Arts Commissioners: Roberto Ordeñana, President; Janine Shiota, Vice President
Yakuh Askew, JD Beltran, Charles Collins, Suzie Ferras, Yiying Lu, Nabiel Musleh, Linda Parker Pennington, Abby Sadin Schnair, Marcus Shelby, Kimberlee Stryker, Debra Walker, Paul Woolford; Joel Koppel, ex officio (non-voting)
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes
Motion to approve May 3, 2021 Minutes.
Explanatory Document: Draft Minutes
- 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.)
- Director’s Report
Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements.
Staff Lead: Director of Cultural Affairs Ralph Remington
- Committee Reports and Committee Matters
- Executive Committee
- Discussion: Report from the Executive Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Civic Design Review Committee
- Discussion: Report from the Civic Design Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Community Investments Committee
The Dream Keeper Initiative
Staff Presenter: Senior Program Officer Jaren Bonillo
Explanatory Document: Dream Keeper Initiative Memo
a. Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Dream Keeper Initiative Theater Companies grant 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:
Idris Ackamoor and Cultural Odyssey, $400,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company, $100,000
African-American Shakespeare Company, $100,000
b. Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Dream Keeper Initiative Artists and Creatives Collaborative grant to the African American Art and Culture Complex; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $500,000 at this time.
c. Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Dream Keeper Initiative Mini-Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations grant to the African American Art and Culture Complex; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $1,000,000 at this time.
Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award an Artistic Legacy Grant (ALG) to Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement for an amount not to exceed $40,000 at this time.
San Francisco Artist Grant
Staff Presenter: Deputy Director Joanne Lee
Discussion and possible motion to amend the San Francisco Artist Grants (SFA) to the following individual (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-100) and approve the revised legal name; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreement for an amount not to exceed $20,000 at this time:
John Thomas (DBA Pashofa Designs), $20,000
Cultural Center FY22 Grant Allocations
Staff Presenter: Deputy Director Joanne Lee
a. Discussion and possible motion to rescind and reissue the increase and extension to the grant amount to the African American Art and Culture Complex (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-093) by $898,091 from $916,591; a total of $1,280,446 for the cultural center ($635,223 plus $645,223); a total of $286,500 to support activities at the cultural center from the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) (actual amount from DCYF in FY21 was $147,000 plus $139,500); a total of $247,736 to sub-grantee Queer Cultural Center (QCC) ($123,868 plus $123,868); and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a Grant Agreement not to exceed $1,814,682 ($916,591 plus $898,091) for fiscal year 2021-2022 at this time.
b. Discussion and possible motion to rescind and reissue the increase and extension to the grant amount to the Bayview Opera House Inc. (authorized by Resolution No 0503-21-094) by $398,452 from $388,452 and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $786,904 for fiscal year 2021-2022 at this time.
c. Discussion and possible motion to rescind and reissue the increase and extension to the grant amount to the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-095) and increase the grant amount by $637,408 from $627,408 and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $1,264,816 for fiscal year 2021-2022 at this time.
d. Discussion and possible motion to rescind and reissue the increase and extension to the grant amount to SOMArts (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-096) by $848,597 from $838,597; a total of $1,439,458 for the cultural center ($714,729 plus $724,729); a total of $247,736 to sub-grantee Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) ($123,868 plus $123,868); and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $1,687,194 for fiscal year 2021-2022 at this time.
Staff Presenter: Deputy Director Joanne Lee
Discussion and possible motion to rescind and reissue the increase and extension to the grant amount to the American Indian Cultural Center (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts) (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-097) of $123,868 by $123,868 and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $247,736 for fiscal year 2021-2022 at this time.
- Visual Arts Committee
- Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Consent Calendar
The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner.
- Motion to approve the Civic Design Committee Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2021
- Motion to approve the Community Investments Committee Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2021
- Motion to approve the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2021
- Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of May 19, 2021
Civic Design Committee Recommendations (May 17, 2021, link to agenda)
Motion to approve Phase 2 of the Herz Playground Recreation Center Project with the following contingency: to have lighting at the building signage which will also include the street address.
Motion to approve Phase 3 of the Treasure Island MTA Restrooms Project: Stage 2 as presented.
Motion to approve Phases 1 & 2 of the Sandy Tatum Learning Center Project with the following contingency: that the materials be the same or similar to that of the clubhouse for continuity.
Executive Committee Recommendations (May 17, 2021, link to agenda)
- Motion, pursuant to Charter Section 16.106(1), to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with the San Francisco Symphony to support free virtual programs, outdoor concerts, and live performances in Davies Symphony Hall when permitted under state and local public health orders during the Symphony’s 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons for an amount equal to the Controller’s calculation of the ad valorem tax for FY 2021-2022 and FY 2022-2023, currently estimated to be $7,539,346.
Motion to amend the San Francisco Artist Grants (SFA) to the following individuals (authorized by Resolution No. 0503-21-100) and approve the revised legal names; and, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements for an amount not to exceed $20,000 at this time:
Éamon McGivern, $20,000
Kelly Falzone Inouye, $20,000
Joanne Kreiter, $20,000
Monica Magtoto, $20,000
Vanessa Sanchez, $20,000
Virginia Zolala-Tovar, $20,000
Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (May 19, 2021, link to agenda)
Motion to approve the temporary display of the Scattered Home banner project by artist Vida Kuang on the exterior fencing and windows of the Willie Woo Recreation Center in Chinatown from early June, 2021 through August 31, 2021, pending approval from the Recreation and Park Commission. The display consists of a single audio portrait banner sized 82” x 58” of an intergenerational single room occupancy tenant in Chinatown and includes a voicemail number with bi-lingual audio vignette of the person depicted.
Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with ARG Conservation Services in the amount of $200,000 to perform as-needed fine art conservation maintenance services for miscellaneous artworks in the Civic Art Collection.
Motion to approve Triple Dream Comics (Mel Hilario, Katie Longua, Lauren Davis), A.C. Esguerra, Vida Kuang and Kayan Cheung-Miaw, Deborah Lee, Frederick Noland, Tanna Tucker, and Gaia Weiss as finalists for the 2022 Art on Market Street Kiosk Posters Series, as recommended by the Artist Review Panel.
Motion to approve the Construction Document Phase deliverables (Artwork Mock-up and Structural Engineering Drawings) by Paul Madonna for the SFO C3C Secure Connector Wall.
Motion to approve the Construction Document Phase deliverables (material sample) by Walter Kitundu (Kitundu Studio, LLC) for the Alameda Creek Watershed Center.
- 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.)
- In Memoriam
posted 6/3/2021, 9:30p., adv
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: Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-252-2255. 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 email@example.com.
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 Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-252-2255, 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-8.
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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 Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2255. 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 Commission Secretary, Alyssa Ventre, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2255. 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 Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre sa 415-252-2255. 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.