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 online application for SPUN will be open from Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. No later 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 only, you may review the application proposal form found here. We strongly recommend reviewing the proposal form and recording the necessary responses before accessing the online application.

Step 3
The Project Budget section of the proposal form must be included as an attachment. The template for this attachment may be found here.

Step 4
You may access the application by clicking here. We suggest completing the application all at once, but it is possible to save and revisit the application after you have begun your work.