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.

GFTA is no longer receiving applications for the pilot SPUN 2020 grant. The deadline for the 2020 pilot grant was Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Award notifications were sent on February 24, 2020.

To review the guidelines, eligibility, process, and other additional application overview materials for the 2020 pilot grant, please click here. Details on the 2021 SPUN grant will not be available until next fiscal year.

For a list of Special Projects and Unexpected Needs pilot grant Fiscal Year 2020 grant recipients, please click here.