Technical Assistance Workshops

Applicants to SFAC grants can apply online at sf.culturegrants.org for the FY2016-2017 grants cycle. The grants team has spent the last four months building the online portal while engaging dozens of past grantees to BETA test and help iron out any wrinkles. Although we are optimistic, it is likely that there will still be a few bumps along the road to implementation and we thank you for your patience in advance. Guidelines can be accessed here.

Click here to download the one-page FY2016-2017 grants technical assistance calendar.

Online Grants Management System (GMS) Orientation

In partnership with San Francisco Grants For The Arts (GFTA), we’ll be hosting two workshops to help orient people to our new online grants management system (GMS). This is a technical workshop for those who are unfamiliar with the GO Grants GMS platform (also used by National Endowment for the Arts and California Art Council). SPACE IS LIMITED: Before registering for this workshop, we highly recommend that people review this How-To Guide when you’re setting up your GO Grants account. This guide constitutes a bulk of what will be covered in the orientation.

GFTA/SFAC Online GMS Orientation – Morning Session
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10-11:30 a.m.
5th Floor Computer Training Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
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GFTA/SFAC Online GMS Orientation – Afternoon Session
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2-3:30 p.m.
5th Floor Computer Training Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
RSVP Here

GFTA/SFAC Online GMS Orientation – Evening Session
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5-6:30 p.m.
5th Floor Computer Training Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
RSVP Here

Informational Workshops & One-on-Ones

Informational Workshops: All prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend the informational workshop(s) for the category(ies) in which you would like to apply. It will be an opportunity for you to learn about guideline and application changes, eligibility requirements, and general tips for applying.

One-one-One Consultations: These 15-minute one-on-one consultations with SFAC grants staff are designed to provide newcomers and seasoned grantees access to program-specific grant information, technical assistance materials (exemplary applications), and the opportunity to engage staff about specific components of the grant application, from work samples to budget notes. Bring your specific questions for the grants programs in which you plan to apply.


Artists and Neighborhood Vitality (ANV)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

15 minute one-on-one phone conference with Program Officer Liz Ozol
Email liz.ozol@sfgov.org to schedule an appointment


Special Project Grants (SPX)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

15 minute one-on-one phone conference with Senior Program Officer Barbara Mumby
Email barbara.mumby@sfgov.org to schedule an appointment


Cultural Equity Initiatives (CEI)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

CEI Informational Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
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15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Ebony McKinney
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10–11 a.m. and 3–4 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
Email ebony.mckinney@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time


Artists and Communities in Partnership (ACIP)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

ACIP Informational Workshop
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
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15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Liz Ozol
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9–10 a.m. and 3–4 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
Email liz.ozol@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time


Individual Artist Commission (IAC)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

IAC Informational Workshop
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5–6 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
RSVP Here

15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Ebony McKinney
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10–11 a.m. and 4–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
Email ebony.mckinney@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time


Organization Project Grant (OPG)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

OPG Informational Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4–5 p.m.
Room 302, 401 Van Ness Ave RSVP here
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15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Robynn Takayama
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 3–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
Email robynn.takayama@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time


Creative Space Grants (CRSP)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

CRSP Informational Workshop
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
RSVP Here

15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Robynn Takayama
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
Email robynn.takayama@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time


WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residency (WCTAIR)
Applications due 12 p.m. PT Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at sf.culturegrants.org

WCTAIR Informational Workshop
NEW* Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4–5 p.m.
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 302
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15 minute one-on-one with Program Officer Liz Ozol
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9–10 a.m. and 4–5 p.m.
Room 302, 401 Van Ness Ave
Email liz.ozol@sfgov.org to schedule an in-person appointment or alternative time

Hands-on Computer Sessions with Staff

These 20-minute computer sessions are reserved for applicants who need technical support navigating the new online grants management system (GMS) with our staff. Email kate.faust@sfgov.org to schedule a 20-minute appointment during one of the following time slots.

Monday, October 3, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
401 Van Ness, Suite 325

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
401 Van Ness, Suite 325

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
401 Van Ness, Suite 325

如需協助 415-252-2220
Para asistencia, llamar: 415-252-2229
Para sa tulong, tawagan ang 415-554-2217

All sites are wheelchair and MUNI accessible. For assistive listening devices and any other accommodations, such as materials in large print or an ASL interpreter, please contact Cristal Fiel 415-252-2218, cristal.fiel@sfgov.org at least 72 hours in advance to ensure availability.