Since its inception in 1961, Grants for the Arts has distributed over $320 million to hundreds of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in San Francisco.
Established through a combination of City and State legislation, Grants for the Arts (GFTA) has evolved into a national model of arts funding with annual revenue derived from the hotel tax portion of the City’s General Fund. In FY 15 nearly $10.3M was shared by 213 cultural groups and arts activities. This economic investment in diverse arts and cultural organizations enhances our City’s attractiveness to visitors, and provides employment and enrichment to residents.
GFTA has two types of applications:
(1) Performing, Visual, Media, & Literary Arts and
(2) Annual Celebrations & Parades
Grant applications are due Friday, December 4 2015 at 5pm. To learn more about the grants and application process, click here.
Two upcoming workshops are designed to assist applicants with the process:
Wednesday, September 23, 3–5 p.m.
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
Thursday, October 1, 3–5 p.m.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
Image: FY2015-2016 SF GFTA Grantee: SF Ballet. Photo by Erik Tomasson.