2018 Fall Community Meeting

Call and Response: The Results of GFTA’s Needs Assessment Analysis and Prop E

Grants for the Arts’ Fall Community Meeting at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts celebrated the passage of Prop E and shared the
results of our recent Needs Assessment Analysis.

On November 6, 2018, Prop E, the restoration of the historic Hotel Tax allocations for the arts, was passed. Prop E allocates 1.5% of the existing 14% hotel tax for arts and cultural programming. Our director, Kary Schulman, stated: “The passage of Prop E will restore the historic link of arts funding to a guaranteed revenue source—the Hotel Tax. This restoration of San Francisco’s economic investment in the arts, which enabled the City to become one of the nation’s premiere arts destinations, will now allow it to resume its place as a national model for enlightened arts support.” Kevin Seaman, Prop E Campaign Community Organizer, shared how this tremendous victory was the result of a community-wide effort.

In the first half of 2018, we undertook a Needs Assessment Analysis of our constituents to better understand the challenges facing your organizations in order to determine what revisions could further help serve you and fulfill our core mission of providing general operating support. Khan Wong, Senior Program Manager, and Dan Goldes, Chair of our Citizens Advisory Committee, shared the results and recommendations of the Needs Assessment Analysis.

To view the slide deck that was presented, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns about its content, for require additional information, please contact our office at gfta@sfgov.org or 415.554.6710.