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File #: 20-6437   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Culture and Neighborhood Services Committee
On agenda: 12/7/2020
Posting Language: Briefing and Overview of the Arts Core Grants Policy Update and discussion on timeline and next steps to update the Guidelines for the FY22-24 Funding Cycle. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Debbie Racca-Sittre, Director, Department of Arts & Culture]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: Arts & Culture


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Debbie Racca-Sittre, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Briefing and Overview of the Arts Core Grants Policy Update and discussion on timeline and next steps to update the Guidelines for the FY22-24 Funding Cycle.


SUMMARY:

Briefing and Overview of the Arts Core Grants Policy Update and discussion on timeline and next steps to update the Guidelines for the FY22-24 Funding Cycle.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Since 2016, the Department of Arts & Culture developed components of its Cul-T?-Art Cultural Plan, a coordinated planning document to guide investments in the arts to provide equitable opportunities that encourage San Antonio's arts community, residents and visitors to thrive in a culturally inclusive environment. The eight individual strategic plans included in the Cultural Plan are: Film (2017), Centro de Artes (2017), Arts Agency Funding (2018), Public Art (2018), Music (2019), Cultural Districts (2019), Performing Arts (2020) and Individual Artists (2020). The San Antonio Arts Commission serves as the steering committee for the Cul-T?-Art Cultural Plan.

In 2017, the Department of Arts & Culture led a public process to develop Arts Agency Funding Guidelines that are focused on funding allocations being distributed equitably. The Arts Agency Funding Guidelines were adopted by City Council in February 2018. Grant funding programs, in priority order, include: Festivals, Artist Re-Granting, Culturally Specific Support, Capacity Building and Base Operational Support. These grants are aimed to support a diverse portfolio of art organizations working across the City of San Antonio in the production of on-going, sustainable, high quality artistic activities.

In 2018, when the Arts Agency Funding Guidelines were adopted, the Department of Arts & Culture committed to reviewing the guidelines after their first 3-year implementation to determine if the policy changes were accomplishi...

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