2023 SFAC Grantees
San Francisco Arts Commission awards $6.7 million to 147 arts nonprofits and individual artists for grants beginning fiscal year 2023. This investment in San Francisco's arts ecosystem supports 82 San Francisco-based individual artists and 65 local arts nonprofits, all of whom affirm the Arts Commission’s commitment to Racial and Cultural Equity and enables artists to be at the forefront of the City’s resilience and recovery efforts.
Arts Impact Endowment First-Time Grantee Initiative (AIE)
FY23 Arts Impact Endowment First-Time Grantee Initiative (AIE) grantees were selected through a competitive RFP process with application deadlines beginning in summer 2022 for one grant category with four grant subcategories. The majority of projects began March 1, 2023 (with a few starting in April or May 2023). Virtual review panels took place over five days in November 2022 with 25 peer panelists serving the process of reviewing 117 applications.
Cultural Equity Grants (CEG)
FY23 Cultural Equity Grants (CEG) grantees were selected through a competitive RFP process with application deadlines beginning in fall 2022 for five different grant categories. The majority of projects will begin on July 1, 2023. Virtual review panels took place over fourteen days from January to March 2023 with 38 peer panelists serving the process of reviewing 181 applications.
FY23 Grantees – All (Click this link to view a file listing all the 2023 Cultural Equity Grants and Arts Impact Endowment– First-Time Grantee Initiative grantees)
To view the grantee list for specific grant categories click on the links below.
FY23 Cultural Equity Grants Grantees
- Artistic Legacy Grant (ALG)
- Creative Space (CRSP)
- Cultural Equity Initiatives (CEI)
- Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions Special Grant (NAACT-SPX)
- San Francisco Artist (SFA)
FY23 Arts Impact Endowment – First-Time Grantee Initiative Grantees
- Arts Education/Creative Exploration
- Arts Organizations/Core Support
- Individual Artist Support
Veronica Blair. The Rainbow is Enuf | Photo Credit: Austin Forbord
Ebony McKinney Leadership Grant
Guidelines for this San Francisco Arts Commission grant category will be released in fall 2023. Visit the grants information page for the latest updates.
Amy Grace Lam. Elma Bataa: First Staged Reading of Out of the Box. | Photo Credit: Amy Grace Lam
Marigold Project. Ceremonial Aztec Dancers Calling Our Ancestors | Photo Credit: Marigold Project