Special Arts Grants :: Recent Grants

2021 GRANTS

In response to the impact of the COVID-19 closures on local arts organizations, the following Special Art Grants were awarded for general operating support in spring 2021:

Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley – $5,000
For general support.

AXIS Dance Company, Oakland – $10,000
For general support.

Brava! for Women in the Arts, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (CCC), San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Dance Brigade, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Fresh Meat Productions, San Francisco – $8,000
For general support.

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley – $5,000
For general support.

New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco – $8,000
For general support.

ODC Theater, San Francisco – $8,000
For general support.

Richmond Arts Center, Richmond – $5,000
For general support.

Root Division, San Francisco – $8,000
For general support.

Shotgun Players, Inc., Berkeley – $10,000
For general support.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (Yerba Buena Arts & Events), San Francisco – $8,000
For general support.

Z Space, San Francisco – $5,000
For general support.

Spring 2021 Special Arts Grants TOTAL: $110,000

2020 GRANTS

AXIS Dance Company, Oakland – $10,000
For Home Sweet Home, AXIS Dance Company’s 2020 Home Season or general support.

Brava! for Women in the Arts, San Francisco – $10,000
For the Rental Space Subsidy Program for Women, People of Color, and LGBTQIA Artists or general support.

Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco – $10,000
For the Women: From Her to Here project or general support.

Oakland Ballet Company, Oakland – $10,000
For Luna Mexicana: Los Valses Fantasmas or general support.

ODC Theater, San Francisco – $10,000
For The Opportunity Fund or general support.

Root Division, San Francisco – $10,000
For TRUEQUE Exchange & Connect: 10 Years of Latinx Partnership and Beyond or general support.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco – $10,000
For the 2020 Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest or general support.

In response to the impact of the COVID-19-related closures, general operating grants of $10,000 were also awarded to the following 10 arts organizations:

Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley – $10,000
For general support.

Bayview Opera House, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

CounterPulse, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito – $10,000
For general support.

Joe Goode Performance Group, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

The Marsh, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Zaccho Dance Theatre, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

Z Space, San Francisco – $10,000
For general support.

2020 Special Arts Grants TOTAL: $170,000

2019 GRANTS

Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley – $10,000
To support the new works development program called Originate + Generate, featuring a full production of a new Christopher Chen play and readings of a new work by Beth Wilmut directed by Margo Hall.

Bandaloop, Oakland – $15,000
To support studio upgrades to the company’s Oakland space.

CAST/Community Arts Stabilization Trust, San Francisco – $10,000
To support the Keeping Space Oakland 2.0 technical assistance project involving financial technical assistance around real estate planning.

Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco – $15,000
To support the 10th anniversary of a biennial group show featuring Hung Liu and Tina Takemoto.

Circus Center, San Francisco – $15,000
To support an original production titled The Supers by Sara Moore.

Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City – $5,000
To support development of an original production based on the life of local priest Joseph Bradley, based on his memoir, The Four Gifts.

Joe Goode Performance Group, San Francisco – $10,000
To support a space subsidy program for community arts groups in the Joe Goode Annex.

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley – 8,000
To support an exhibition of painter Louise Stanley’s work.

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco – $15,000
To subsidize facility rental during a time of planning.

New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco – $10,000
To support conversion of the sound system from analogue to digital.

ODC Theater, San Francisco – 10,000
To support a subsidized theater rental program for small performing ensembles.

Shotgun Players, Berkeley – $10,000
To support production of a new play about gentrification in Bernal Heights with partners Campo Santos and the African American Arts and Culture Complex.

The Marsh, San Francisco – $15,000
To support development of five new solo pieces for a new performance festival.

World Arts West, San Francisco – $10,000
To support the 42nd Annual Ethnic Dance Festival in the new Presidio Theater.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco – $10,000
To support Choreofest 2019, an outdoor dance festival.

Z Space, San Francisco – $10,000
To support a space use subsidy program for local arts groups.

2019 Grants TOTAL: $178,000