Special Arts Grants :: Recent Grants

2021 GRANTS

In response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Bay Area arts organizations, the following Special Arts Grants were awarded for general support in 2021:

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

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

Bayview Opera House, San Francisco – $15,000
For general support.

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley – $11,000
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.

CounterPulse, San Francisco – $11,000
For general support.

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

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

Joe Goode Performance Group, San Francisco – $15,000
For general support.

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

Los Cenzontles Mexican Art Center, San Pablo – $10,000
For general support.

Magic Theatre, San Francisco – $12,500
For general support.

The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, San Francisco – $13,500
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.

In addition, the following Special Arts Grant was awarded for post-production support for a film project in 2021:

Moving San Francisco – Jim Yager Media, San Francisco – $8,000
[A fiscally sponsored project of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library]
A documentary that examines the history of how San Francisco tackled its transit challenges in the past and how its innovations have set the stage for solving today’s transportation problems.

2021 Special Arts Grants TOTAL: $206,000

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