Special Projects and Unexpected Needs

In recognition of the great need for more resources for special activities and unexpected challenges within the arts and culture communities, GFTA created a new, pilot grant in Fiscal Year 2020: Special Projects and Unexpected Needs (SPUN). The SPUN pilot grant was created to explore ways in which GFTA might help organizations manage an unforeseen emergency or take advantage of an unanticipated opportunity that will enhance their work.

Through budget enhancements or amendments made by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, GFTA may be allocated one-time resources to make grants in special program areas or for special projects. From time to time, SPUN may include special grants created with these available one-time funds.

The SPUN application will open on Friday, January 3, 2020 and close on Friday, January 24, 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

We request that applicants follow these four steps when applying. The application process may prove more difficult for those who do not follow this suggested workflow.

Step 1
Review guidelines, eligibility, process, and other additional application overview materials here.

Step 2
For reference purposes, please review the application proposal form found here. We strongly recommend reviewing the proposal form and recording the necessary responses before accessing the online application, which will be available on January 3, 2020.

Step 3
The Project Budget section of the proposal form must be included as an attachment. The template for this required attachment may be accessed on January 3, 2020 here, along with the application.

Step 4
On January 3, 2020, you may access the online application here.