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A translation of this grant application is available upon request; however, only applications in English will be accepted.

Una traducción de esta solicitud de aplicación está disponible a petición; sin embargo, solamente se aceptarán solicitudes en inglés. Favor comunicarse con Kate Patterson-Murphy al 415-252-2229 ó kate.patterson@sfgov.org para una traducción al español.

此拨款申请书的翻译版本将应请求而提供;然而,只有英文版本的申请书才会被接纳。联系电话:311

Ang pagsasalin sa Tagalog ng aplikasyon para sa pagkalooban na ito ay makukuha kung hihingilin. Ngunit ang aplikasyon sa Ingles lamang ang aming tatanggapin. Para sa tulong, maaring i-contact si Cece Carpio, 415-252-2217 o cece.carpio@sfgov.org.

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Important Dates
Information about the Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award
Who Can Apply
Panel Evaluation & Scoring Criteria

Important Dates

Applications Due Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12 p.m. NOON PST
Panel Review August 2019
Annual Grants Convening September 12, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Grant Period September 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

 

Information about The Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award

About THE AWARD

The Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award acknowledges the work of a San Francisco-based arts and/or culture worker who is in the early phases of their career. It recognizes rising leaders in the arts and culture field who represent and uplift historically underrepresented communities. The award recognizes emerging leaders who center racial equity in their work, address critical issues facing San Francisco’s artists of color, and work towards a vision for the future in the field. Ebony McKinney was deeply committed to these values and made a lasting, positive impact locally and nationally before her untimely passing in July 2017.

For questions about this grant, please contact Program Associates Candace Eros Diaz at candace.diaz@sfgov.org or 415-252-2253 or Lorena Moreno at lorena.moreno@sfgov.org or 415-252-2211.

AWARD OVERVIEW

The Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award is $5,000 of unrestricted funds to recognize the early achievements of an arts and/or culture worker uplifting historically underrepresented communities in the San Francisco arts and culture field.

The recipient of the Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award will be recognized and must be present at the annual San Francisco Arts Commission grants convening on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Herbst Theater.

Effective leaders in the field often work to support the dissemination of artistic and cultural work with the communities they engage, and recognize and examine spaces where opportunities may not yet exist. In addition, they confront obstacles, both seen and unseen, to pave original ways for historically underrepresented communities to gain further access to creative and cultural experiences.

Who is an arts and/or culture worker? They may work in the field of arts and culture as an activist, teaching artist, artist, curator, community organizer, a nonprofit worker, event producer, etc.

This grant does not support individual artists looking to focus on their personal art practice.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online no later than 12 p.m. noon PST on Monday, August 12, 2019. No deadline extensions will be granted. In fairness to all, we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. An application may be deemed incomplete and ineligible if the applicant does not provide the complete set of information in the appropriate format by the deadline.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be in the emerging phase of their career with a minimum of at least two (2) years, but no more than five (5) years, of experience in the arts and culture field.
  • An arts and/or culture worker; may be independent or employed by an institution or organization.
  • Has a demonstrated commitment to the field of arts and culture.
  • The artist must be a continuous resident of San Francisco since August 2017 with proof of residency (bill, bank statement, etc.)​.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant or their organization cannot be part of another City agency or department.
  • Applicants must not be in default on any grants or loans from: (1) SFAC, (2) other City departments (including, without limitation, the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families; Office of Economic and Workforce Development; Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; and Grants For The Arts), (3) Northern California Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund; (4) Northern California Community Loan Fund, (5) Community Arts Stabilization Trust; or (6) the Center for Cultural Innovation. This default clause was expanded due to the fact that SFAC has a fiduciary relationship with these particular organizations, through either shared City resources or other pooled philanthropic funds.
  • The individual must be willing and able to meet the requirements associated with receiving funds from the City and County of San Francisco. In order to receive a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, you must become a registered, compliant supplier (formerly called a vendor) and meet the City of San Francisco's insurance and business tax requirements. For more information about vendor requirements, visit: https://sfcitypartner.sfgov.org/pages/become-a-supplier.aspx. Please note if you are not already a City supplier, you will only be required to register if you are awarded a grant. Insurance and business tax requirements will be explained and made available upon approval of grant awards.

criteria

  • Center racial equity in their work with a focus on engaging historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
     
  • Ability to promote emerging ideas in the arts and culture field with a vision for the future.

RESTRICTIONS

  • An applicant may only be awarded an Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award once, and cannot reapply in subsequent years.
     
  • The awarding of funds does not imply that the Arts Commission or any other City agency will produce, exhibit, promote or present the art created. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure a venue, appropriate insurance and any required permits for public presentations.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • A completed online application.
     
  • Resume/CV (2 page max)
     
  • Fiscal Sponsorship: If the applicant would like to work with a fiscal sponsor, a fiscal sponsorship letter of agreement, signed by the applicant and staff of the fiscal sponsor, must be submitted with the application. A blank fiscal sponsor form is provided in the print/downloadable version of these guidelines.
     
  • The recipient of the Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award will be recognized and must be present at the annual San Francisco Arts Commission grants convening on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Herbst Theater.
     
  • City Permits and Permissions: If the proposal includes components that require City permits or approval such as publicly installed art, street closures, sound amplification in public space, or murals, the artist will be solely responsible for securing the necessary permits, permissions, insurance, and approvals.

Panel Evaluation & Scoring Criteria

panelists

Applications are evaluated in a closed panel review process by arts and culture workers and community partners.

application review

SFAC staff process applications and sends them to panelists for review in advance of meeting. Panelists will convene to discuss applications and select one award recipient.

Panel Review Attendance

The review panel is not open to the public. Please note, an applicant that is found to have made attempts to influence a panelist in any way will be automatically disqualified.

Panel Notes

SFAC staff takes notes on panel comments during deliberations. You may contact sfac.grants@sfgov.org to obtain panel comments. We fill these requests in the order they are received and aim to provide review notes within 30 days of your request, depending on workload.

SCORING CRITERIA

Panelists will be instructed to use the following scoring criteria that correspond with the noted application questions. Close review of this grid may help you focus your application responses.

CATEGORY

POINTS

SCORING CRITERIA

APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Relationship to Historically Underrepresented Communities

(15 points)

15

Applicant represents, is deeply rooted in, and uplifts the experiences of historically underrepresented communities.

How do you and your work represent and reflect the experiences of historically underrepresented communities?

Leadership that Advances Racial Equity

(10 points)

10

Applicant has a strong understanding of how their leadership is guided by racial equity.

Describe how your leadership advances racial equity.

Emerging Ideas and Vision for the Future

(25 points)

15

Applicant has well-planned ideas that demonstrate originality, clarity, and depth of concepts.

Give an example of how you promote emerging ideas in the field of arts and culture.

10

Applicant demonstrates how their vision will affect future opportunities and access to artistic and cultural experiences for historically underrepresented communities.

Specifically, describe your vision of the future of arts and culture in San Francisco?

 

Funding Approval

Panel recommendations are subject to the approval of the Arts Commission. Recommendations will be reviewed by the Full Commission on Monday, September 9, 2019. Meetings of the Commission are public. The agenda will be available on the Arts Commission website at sfartscommission.org 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Grant Awards

Grant award notifications will be emailed following Commission approval and include instructions about contracting procedures.

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Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125