The City's fiscal year 2019-2021 budget process is under way.


Meeting Schedule

The Committee meets quarterly in Hearing Room 1, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The meetings are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July and October.

Agendas & Minutes

April 11, 2018 Cancelled

January 10, 2018 Agenda

October 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes

July 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes

For Agendas and Minutes prior to those listed here, please visit our Funding Advisory Committee Agendas & Minutes Archive page.

Funding Advisory Committee Members

Sheena Johnson
Program Officer, Akonadi Foundation

Jim Santi Owen
American Percussionists, Producer, Educator and Performer

Shelley Trott
Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Katherin Canton
Organizer, Arts for a Better Bay Area

Barbara Mumby Huerta
Senior Program Officer, San Francisco Arts Commission

Nicole Kyauk
Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation

Wayne Hazzard
Executive Director, Dancers' Group

Amina Yee
Curatorial Assistant, Oakland Museum of California

Goals & Duties
  • Advise Cultural Arts Programs staff and City Council on matters affecting City of Oakland funding programs, policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development and/or revision of funding policies and review procedures for the Cultural Funding Program
  • Assist in the creation of a pool of qualified individuals to serve as peer panelists, and serve as funding review panelists when available; review and approve panelists’ qualifications
  • Be vigilant in monitoring the balance of diversity and opportunity when considering all aspects of the Cultural Funding Program
  • Review funding panel recommendations and forward recommendations, through a staff report, to City Council and/or its Life Enrichment Committee
  • Hear appeals from applicants
  • Annually evaluate, with staff, the funding review process (including applications, guidelines, policies, procedures, and outreach) through solicitation of input from the public; make recommendations for revisions as needed
  • Serve on subcommittees of the FAC, as needed
  • Encourage and assist in the development of support for individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations within Oakland

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