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2016-17 ARTS BUDGET PRIORITIES

Cultural Vitality & Fair Inclusion Investments #CulturalEquity #SharedProsperity

Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA) thanks Mayor Lee for his Shared Prosperity Investment in 2015 which was largest arts increase by the city in over 20 years, something that was long overdue. The Mayor's investment is testament to San Francisco's commitment to celebrate its diversity and cultures thus ensuring that it remains a world-class city.

ABBA has worked hard to garner an unprecedented broad and deep community support over the last 2 years. With the support of our expanding network we proudly present our 2016 budget cycle recommendations which is asking to support the priorities that were not fully funded last year. Our updated request is supported by our annual survey of our constituents and the top priorities are listed below. Thank you for your continued support.

ABBA’s 2015-16 Priorities

2015 Investment

ABBA’s 2016-17 Priorities

$6,430,000  - San Francisco Arts Commission Community Investments  Cultural Equity Endowment

$1m Individual Artist Commissions

$500k organization Project Grants

$1.5m Creative Space, CEI Levels I & II

$2m Displacement Funds (including $150k for Housing Task Force)

 $1.4m Other -

$30k Arts for Neighborhood Vitality

$750k Cultural Centers Programming

$250k in Youth Opportunities

$400k Service Organizations ACIP & additional Grants

$1,000,000 - Mayor’s Shared Prosperity Investment

San Francisco Arts Commission Community Investments  Cultural Equity Endowment

Individual Artist Commissions

organization Project Grants

Creative Space, CEI Levels I & II

$1,900,000 -  Mayor’s Shared Prosperity Investment

To City’s Civic Art Collection and Cultural Centers (Facility Upgrades)

($3.8m over FY15 and FY16)  

Supervisor Add Backs

$670,000 - For arts specific projects through the San Francisco Arts Commission, more below.

COLA increase for all non profits including arts organizations

San Francisco Arts Commission

$2,000,000 - Cultural Equity Grants

>Individual Artist Commissions

>Organization Project Grants

>Creative Space, CEI Levels I & II

Other -

$1,850,000 - Displacement Funds

$150,000 - Housing Task Force

$30,000 - Arts for Neighborhood Vitality

$750,000 - Cultural Centers Programming

$250,000 - Youth Opportunities

$400,000 - Service Organizations / ACIP & Additional Grants

Total Increase Request to SFAC: $5,430,000

ABBA’s  2015-16 Priorities

2015 Investment

ABBA’s 2016-17 Priorities

$1,650,000 Grants for the Arts

$1.5m in General Operating Support Grants:

$1m to Organizations rooted in underserved communities

$500k to Small and Midsized organizations

$150,000 in GFTA/SFAC Neighborhood Arts Collaborative

$500,000 - Mayor’s Shared Prosperity Investment

GFTA

General Operating Support Grants to Organizations rooted in underserved communities

Grants for the Arts:

General Operating Support Grants:

$500,000 to Organizations rooted in underserved communities

$500,000 to Small and Midsized organizations

$150,000 in GFTA/SFAC Neighborhood Arts Collaborative

Total Increase Request to GFTA: $1,150,000

2016-17 Priorities Overview

Budget

> Preventing displacement and protecting artists and arts & culture spaces

> Support for a healthy arts ecosystem through an increase in General Operating funds for organizations rooted in underserved communities, the implementation of a State of the Arts in the City Address, and increased funding to service organizations that support small/mid-sized projects access local resources

Policy

> Develop a task force on affordable housing for artists as well as other low and middle income workers

> Refine development zoning policies to curb artist and non profit displacement across all SF Districts

> Include state of the arts in the State of the City Address

2015 Supervisor Add Backs

$670,000 - For arts specific projects through the San Francisco Arts Commission, which includes support for: youth arts, capacity building for artists and small arts organizations, art installations, museums, mural walks, facility upgrades, and much more!

For clarification or additional source information please contact:

Katherin Canton, Organizer, Arts for a Better Bay Area

Katherin@betterbayarea.org

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