California Arts Council

State of California

Grant Detail

Individual Artist Commission
San Francisco Arts Commission

Individual Artist Commission (IAC) grants support individual artists living and working in San Francisco for specific personal, artistic projects that, in turn, stimulate the creation and presentation of new works of art throughout the city's neighborhoods. Artists may request funding for the full artistic process, or one phase of a larger creative arc, as long as project scope is appropriately scaled to funding request and project goals. IAC grants support the generation of new creative work. The artist should be focused on realizing creative or aesthetic ideas, rather than on documentation or journalism. Although collaboration is acceptable, the individual artist is the grantee. The commission must include some form of public presentation, either as a work-in- progress (for example: a neighborhood workshop, a reading, an open rehearsal, etc.) or a final polished piece in San Francisco that takes place during the project period.

This grant category considers proposals for projects in alternating disciplines each year. In 2018, Individual Artist Commissions are available for Theater, Music, and Dance.

Contact: Barbara Mumby
Phone: 415.252.2215
Grant link:
Deadline: 10-04-2017

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