Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions - Special Projects

FOR FY18 — 19

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, NOON
(submission through sf.culturegrants.org)

For any questions about NAACT-SPX, contact Director of Community Investments Barbara Mumby at barbara.mumby@sfgov.org or 415-252-2215.

Translation

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
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Who Can Apply
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Important Dates

Applications Due August 29, 2018, 12 noon
Staff Panel Review September 2018
Funding Recommendations September 11, 2018
Commission Approval October 1, 2018
Grant Period Varies

 

Information about Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions - Special Grants (NAACT-SPX)

About NAACT-SPX

The Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions Special Grants (NAACT-SPX) consist of one-time grants to address emerging needs within the arts ecosystem of San Francisco.  Projects cover a wide range of arts activities related to neighborhood and/or community-based engagement and arts access.

Eligible Request Amount

From $10,000 - $60,000.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility

  • The organization must be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor that is so qualified.
  • The organization (and its fiscal sponsor, if applicable) must be currently based in San Francisco and has been for the majority of their history.
  • The organization’s mission statement must be clearly focused on the development, production, and/or presentation of arts activities in San Francisco.
  • The applicant organization cannot be part of another City agency or department.
  • The organization must have a fundamental and substantial history of working with and/or presenting ongoing activities to members of the native community(ies) identified in its proposal.
  • The organization’s three-year average annual operating budget must not exceed $1.5 million in income (determined by the line: Revenue Less In-Kind minus Non-operating Revenue in the SFAC DataArts Report).
  • Applicants must not be in default on any grants or loans from: (1) SFAC, (2) other City departments (including, without limitation, 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 organization 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 supplier requirements, visit: http://sfgov.org/oca/qualify-do-business. 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.

restrictions

  • A proposed project cannot receive simultaneous funds from multiple SFAC funding sources; this includes collaborators applying to work on different components of the same project and applying separately.
  • Applicants cannot submit more than one application for each NAACT-SPX category.
  • The awarding of funds does not imply that the Arts Commission or any other City agency will produce, exhibit, or present the art created. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure a venue and any required permits for public presentations or workshops.
  • Grant funds may not pay for:
  1. Projects that do not take place within San Francisco.
  2. Regranting.
  3. Start-up costs/seed money for new organizations or businesses.

Project Requirements

Public Presentation Requirement (if applicable)

Projects must be developed and presented in San Francisco and culminate in a local public presentation or a meaningful, accessible engagement of the public within the grant period. They may be targeted at specific audiences and/or charge a fee, but they cannot be limited to “closed” audiences. Projects that involve radio or television broadcasting, as well as internet-distributed projects, should have a clear San Francisco orientation with particular articulation of, and attention to, the intended audience. The same is true of publication-based projects and others that, by their nature, do not involve a presentation in a physical space. Applicants must include confirmation or a tentative commitment from a publicly accessible San Francisco venue for the project. Venues can be formal or informal and either the venue or the applicant must secure liability insurance.

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, and approvals. This planning should be reflected in your project timeline. Please note that any art installed with these grant funds on property owned by the City and County of San Francisco or on private property must be reviewed and approved by the San Francisco Arts Commission starting with the Visual Arts Committee of the Commission. This applies to murals, public sculpture, and similar projects. It will be the responsibility of the grantee to build this process into their grant plan and timeline. Please contact the following Public Art Program staff if you have questions: Alyssa Torres at alyssa.m.torres@sfgov.org for murals; Aleta Lee at aleta.lee@sfgov.org for sculpture or any other type of public art.

 

Panel Evaluation & Scoring Criteria

APPLICATION REVIEW

Grantees will be selected by a staff review process comprised of representatives from the San Francisco Arts Commission and other City department staff or funding partners as applicable. Panelists will review applications and make funding recommendations. Priority will be given to applicants who successfully meet the criteria within each funding category.

panel review attendance

NAACT-SPX panels are 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.

funding recommendations

Based on an evaluation of the proposals, panelist scores create a ranking for funding recommendations for each category. Applicants that do not score above 75 percent of the allotted points will not be eligible for funding. Grant amounts are either the full amount of the grant sought or a substantial portion of the requested grant—and never less than 75 percent.

FUNDING APPROVAL

Panel recommendations are subject to the approval of the Arts Commission. Typically, recommendations are first reviewed by the Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee, then by the full Commission.  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.

Scoring Criteria

Panelists will be instructed to use the following scoring criteria when reviewing applications. Please be aware each category will have distinct areas to address.

CATEGORY

POINTS

SCORING CRITERIA

APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Quality of Proposed Project
(40 points)

40

Proposed project is sound and strongly supports the target community in a way that is culturally appropriate.

- Describe the proposed project, providing sufficient details. Please refer to the specific category to ensure that the appropriate details are included.

Leadership
(20 points)

20

Leadership has adequate and relevant experience to work in the target community.

- Describe the individual(s), staff, and Board, (as applicable) and their relevant experience and qualifications working with the local Native American community in the context outlined in the description of the proposed project.

Community Engagement
(20 points)

20

The applicant demonstrates a thorough understanding of communities served and intentionality for serving those communities, and has a sound strategy for meeting the needs of the communities they serve.

- Describe how the local Native American community has been involved and will be furthered engaged in ensuring the success of the proposed project. Please include any special protocols that are applicable, based upon the type of project being proposed.

- Attach letter(s) of support.

Ability to Complete the Project
(20 points)

10

Effective and in-depth plan to execute the proposed project; realistic project timeline and plan to serve target number of participants.

- Describe when and where the proposed project actives will take place and how many people will be served and/or involved.

10 Viability of project budget; confidence in the project's team ability to manage funds. - Fill out Budget & Budget notes template.

 

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What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125