SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Monday, November 23, 2020
Remote Meeting via Webex
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 is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.
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Public Comment Instructions:
Public Comment instructions using the WebEx platform can be found here.
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be monitored until Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:30 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.
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.
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Executive Committee: Roberto Ordeñana, President and Chair; Kimberlee Stryker, Vice President, JD Beltran, Charles Collins, Debra Walker
- Roll Call
- General Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Committee’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Committee’s consideration.)
- Director’s Report
Current developments and announcements, including general program, legislative and budgetary updates.
- Arts Impact Endowment
- Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Arts Hub grant to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $250,000 at this time.
- Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Universal Basic Income grant to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $870,000 at this time.
- Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Re-Opening Safely grant to Community Vision Capital & Consulting and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $800,000 at this time.
Explanatory Documents: FY21 Arts Impact Endowment funding recommendations.
- The Sankofa Initiative
Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Sankofa Initiative Professional Development and Wellness grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $225,000 at this time.
Explanatory Documents: FY21 The Sankofa Initiative recommendation
- Special Project Grants
Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award twenty-seven (27) Special Project Grants, funded by District Supervisor Add-Backs 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:
- District 3 –North Beach Business Association, $21,250 to support “First Friday” Arts Walk & Arts in Storefronts event.
- District 5 – Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts), $21,250 to support administrative operations and infrastructure.
- District 5 – African American Art and Culture Complex, $68,000 to support administrative operations and infrastructure.
- District 5 – African American Art and Culture Complex, $25,000 to support arts workshops and mentorship programs for youth.
- District 5 – First Voice Inc., $10,000 to support storytelling and mentorship programs for youth.
- District 5 – Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors (Fiscal Sponsor: Renaissance Parents of Success), $5,000 to support afterschool flute programs for youth.
- District 5 – Mission Art 415 Inc., $40,000 to support mural creation and preservation.
- District 8 – Noe Valley Chamber Music, $12,750 to support Classical music programs for youth.
- District 8 – The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, $42,500 to support theatre programs for youth.
- District 8 – Fresh Meat Productions, $21,250 to support the Trans Dance Festival.
- District 9 – Fresh Meat Productions, $25,000 to support transgender dance programming.
- District 9 – Galeria Studio 24, $50,000 to support administrative operations and infrastructure.
- District 9 – The Dance Brigade A New Group from Wallflower Order, $50,000 to support administrative operations and infrastructure.
- Citywide –The Marigold Project (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts), $85,000 to support capacity building for the Día De Los Muertos Cultural Event.
- Citywide – San Francisco Trans March (Fiscal Sponsor: QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture), $25,500 to support an LGBT historical event.
- Citywide – First Voice Inc., $85,000 to support Asian Pacific Islander arts programming.
- Citywide – First Voice Inc., $50,000 to support Asian American artists.
- Citywide – QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture, $34,000 to support capacity building.
- Citywide – California Lawyers for the Arts Inc., $20,000 to support citywide arts services.
- Citywide – Dancers Group, $20,000 to support citywide arts services.
- Citywide – Intersection for the Arts, $20,000 to support citywide arts services.
- Citywide – Theatre Bay Area, $20,000 to support citywide arts services
- Citywide – Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (Fiscal Sponsor: QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture), $12,000 to support Native American cultural activities.
- Citywide – International Indian Treaty Council, $12,000 to support Native American cultural activities.
- Citywide –Yerba Buena Arts & Events, $24,500 to support Native American arts and cultural events.
- Citywide – Uphill Arts (Fiscal Sponsor: Independent Arts and Media), $56,000 to support an anti-tagging program for youth.
- Citywide – Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area (Fiscal Sponsor: Intersection for the Arts), $30,000 to support arts education providers.
- Racial Equity Action Plan Update
Presentation by Sandra Panopio, Senior Racial Equity & Policy Analyst
Explanatory Document: Racial Equity Action Plan Presentation
- Proposed Allocation of $500,000 from the Public Art Trust
Discussion and possible motion to approve an allocation of $500,000 from the Public Art Trust for the following purposes:
the hiring of a facilitator to engage in an inclusive and meaningful dialog with a broad and diverse representation of the public in response to Mayor Breed’s directive that the Arts Commission evaluate the City’s monuments and memorials and a series of temporary public art projects that respond to the outcome of the public engagement process. To the extent that the Commission appropriated those funds for San Francisco-based arts organizations for capital improvement projects under RESOLUTION NO. 0402-18-121 on April 2, 2018 that portion of RESOLUTION NO. 0402-18-121 is rescinded.
Explanatory Document: Proposal description
- New Business and Announcements
(This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.)
posted 11/20/2020, 8:13 a.m., adv
The San Francisco Arts Commission Executive Committee 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.email@example.com 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 3 minutes.
3. 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 Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.email@example.com 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-9.
Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100-2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415/252-3100, fax 415/252-3112 and http://www.sfethics.org/ethics/2009/12/lobbyist-ordinance-2010.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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.