Community Investments Committee - January 13, 2021 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
January 13, 2021 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
1 p.m.
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Arts Commissioners: Charles Collins, Chair; Suzie Ferras, Nabiel Musleh, Roberto Ordeñana, Linda Parker Pennington, Marcus Shelby, Janine Shiota

  1. Roll Call
  2. General Public Comment
    (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)

  3. Arts Impact Endowment Overview
    Staff presentation and discussion on the Arts Impact Endowment grantee goals and objectives.

    PDF icon Explanatory Document: Arts Impact Endowment Overview
  4.  2021-2023 SFAC Grant Review Panelists
    Discussion and possible motion to approve the following panelists to serve, as selected by staff, on SFAC review panels for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fiscal years:

    Adam Morris, Academic/Educator

    Afshan Tania D'souza-Lodhi, Arts Administrator
    Alexander Benjamin Craghead, Academic/Educator
    Alexandra Kostoulas, Arts Administrator
    Alma Herrera-Pazmino, Arts Administrator
    Amanda Andrei, Practicing Artist
    Amanda Bornstein, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Amanda Hughen, Practicing Artist
    Amy l Berk, Academic/Educator
    Anastasia Herold, Arts Administrator
    Andrew Nelson An Westover, Academic/Educator
    Angela Newsham, Practicing Artist
    Aprill Lacey, Arts Administrator
    Ariana Martinez, Academic/Educator
    Audrey Thao Berger, Arts Administrator
    Bhumi Patel, Academic/Educator
    Brandi Mack, Academic/Educator
    Brenden Darby, Academic/Educator
    Brennan James DeFrisco, Academic/Educator
    Bridget Palmer, Academic/Educator
    Bruce Baker, Arts Administrator
    Brynn Hurlstone, Academic/Educator
    Catherine Lipsetz Dauer, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Cathy Lu, Practicing Artist
    Crystal Elekwachi, Practicing Artist
    Cesar Cadabes, Practicing Artist
    Danica Sachs, Arts Administrator
    Daria Kaufman, Practicing Artist
    David Herrera, Arts Administrator
    David Lee-Burleigh, Practicing Artist
    Denise Pate, Cultural Worker
    Dianne Griffin, Practicing Artist
    Duygu Gun, Arts Administrator
    Earl Marciano Walls, Academic/Educator
    Elizabeth Harvey, Arts Administrator
    Elyse Mar, Practicing Artist
    Emily Aldama, Academic/Educator
    Emma Crane Jaster, Academic/Educator
    Erina Alej, Academic/Educator
    Ethen Wood, Academic/Educator
    Evelyn Orantes, Arts Administrator
    Frederick Alvarado, Academic/Educator
    Gabriel Christian DeLeon, Practicing Artist
    Henry Pacheco, Practicing Artist
    Imani Sims, Arts Administrator
    Jackson Cooper, Arts Administrator
    James Kass, Academic/Educator
    Janani Ramachandran, Practicing Artist
    Jasmine L. Blanks Jones, Academic/Educator
    Jennifer Ewing, Academic/Educator
    Jennifer Wells Starkweather, Academic/Educator
    Jordan Wilson-Dalzell, Practicing Artist
    Jorge Antonio Ortega, Practicing Artist
    Joseph Copley-Venturo Diaz, Arts Administrator
    Karla Brundage, Academic/Educator
    Katherine Robles-Ayala, Practicing Artist
    Kathryn Frances Pfaff, Arts Administrator
    Kathy Chu, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Kay E Anderson, Academic/Educator
    Kelly Lynn Falzone Inouye, Practicing Artist
    Kimberly Shuck, Practicing Artist
    Kyle Casey Chu, Practicing Artist
    Laura Gabriela Amador, Academic/Educator
    Leilani Salvador, Academic/Educator
    Lisa Lui, Arts Administrator
    Maeve Altas Sullivan, Arts Administrator
    Maeven McGovern, Academic/Educator
    MalikHeru Jawanza Seneferu, Practicing Artist
    Mary Carbonara, Academic/Educator
    Maxim Khusid, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Megan Lowe, Academic/Educator
    Melvign Badiola, Practicing Artist
    Michal Jones, Academic/Educator
    Monica Eo'Mailani Flores, Arts Administrator
    Nalini Elias, Arts Administrator
    Nancy Taylor, Academic/Educator
    Nanette Cooper-McGuinness, Academic/Educator
    Nepunnee Birondo, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Nicole Lavay-Mullenix, Academic/Educator
    Nikoo Mamdoohi, Practicing Artist
    Patricia Ann Zamora, Academic/Educator
    Patrick Ohslund, Academic/Educator
    Paul Stojsavljevic-Flores, Academic/Educator
    Peter Belkin, Academic/Educator
    PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Academic/Educator
    Ploy Pirapokin, Academic/Educator
    Preeti Vangani, Academic/Educator
    Prishni I. Murillo, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Ramon Silvestre, Academic/Educator
    Raphael Vincent Noz, Academic/Educator
    Reginald Edmonds, Arts Administrator
    Roberta D'Alois, Arts Administrator
    Rodney E. Jackson Jr., Arts Administrator
    Ryan Anthony Martinez, Academic/Educator
    Sandy Vázquez, Academic/Educator
    Sarah Maloney, Academic/Educator
    Shannon Price, Academic/Educator
    Shawn Rosenmoss, Practicing Artist
    Sheba Aaberg, Academic/Educator
    Shoresh Alaudini, Academic/Educator
    Steven Clark Loscutoff, Arts Administrator
    Steven Vasquez Lopez, Academic/Educator
    Syd Staiti, Arts Administrator
    Taiwo Okunola Afolab, Academic/Educator
    Teresa L Concepcion, Arts Administrator
    Thomas Wade McClai, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Tiffany Minaret Sakato, Arts Administrator
    Toby Klayman, Academic/Educator
    Torange Yeghiazarian, Practicing Artist
    Tracy T Brown, Academic/Educator
    Trella Walker, Arts Supporter/Enthusiast
    Ty Mckenzie, Arts Administrator
    Vanessa Ramos, Arts Administrator
    Victoria Araiza, Academic/Educator
    Winifred Ruth Day, Arts Administrator
    Zachary Kopciak, Academic/Educator
  5. New Business and Announcements
    (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)

  6. Adjournment
1/08/2021, 8:16 p.m., CED

The meetings of the San Francisco Arts Commission will be held virtually due to public health emergency.

Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

Each item on the agenda may include the following documents:

1) Department or Agency or report;

2) Public correspondence;

3) Other explanatory documents.

During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: Community Investments at PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission.

Meeting Procedures

1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting.

2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes. 

3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda.

4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to

Electronic Devices Prohibited

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting.

Disability Access

To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Community Investments at, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

Archives Available

A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address:

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

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Per the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Community Investments, at least 48 hours before the meeting at Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.
根據美 國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會 提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電 415/252-2253 向 SFAC Grants, 提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。
De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a SFAC Grants, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415/252-2253. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.
Ayon sa batas ng Americans with Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba’t ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay SFAC Grants, sa 415/252-2253. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.