Funding Advisory Committee

The Funding Advisory Committee (FAC) of the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program (CFP) is a volunteer advisory body to Cultural Arts Programs staff and Oakland City Council in matters relating CFP policies, procedures and the award of grants to Oakland-based artists, cultural organizations, and schools to support arts and cultural activities that reflect the diversity of the city for citizens of and visitors to Oakland.

Meetings

Sep 15, 2021

9-15-21 Funding Advisory Committee Meeting (Virtual)

There are three ways to submit public comments. • eComment. To send your comment directly to Cultural Affairs Division staff BEFORE the meeting via email NBalram@oaklandca.gov • To comment by Zoom video conference, click the “Raise Your Hand” button to…

Jul 14, 2021

Funding Advisory Committee Meeting

How to Make a Comment: There are three ways to submit public comments. • eComment. To send your comment directly to Cultural Affairs Division staff BEFORE the meeting via email NBalram@oaklandca.gov • To comment by Zoom video conference, click the…

Apr 09, 2021

4-14-2021 Funding Advisory Committee (FAC) - Regular Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://zoom.us/j/95212633475Or One tap mobile :US: +16699006833,,95212633475# or +14086380968,,95212633475#Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 346 24…

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About

Funding Advisory Committee Members

Jim Santi Owen, Co-Chair
American Percussionists, Producer, Educator and Performer

Adriana Griñó
Program Officer, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Sriba Kwadjovie
Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation

Michelle Mush Lee
Founder, Whole Story Group, LLC

Indi McCasey
Executive Director, Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

maisha quint
Senior Program Officer, The Libra Foundation

Tyese Wortham
Director of Community Engagement, Community Arts Stabilization Trust

Funding Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

2021 FAC Meeting Calendar

January 13, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Agenda
April 14, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Agenda
July 14, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Agenda
September 15 6:00 – 7:30 PM Agenda

Please click the link to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91585379899

Or One tap mobile :

US: +16699006833,,91585379899# or +14086380968,,91585379899#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 915 8537 9899

International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcUxyhoZ2x

October 13 6:00 – 7:30 PM



Public Comment Instructions

There are three ways to submit public comments. • eComment. To send your comment directly to Cultural Affairs Division staff BEFORE the meeting via email NBalram@oaklandca.gov

• To comment by Zoom video conference, click the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Instructions on how to “Raise Your Hand” is available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205566129 - Raise-Hand-In-Webinar.

• To comment by phone, please call on one of the above listed phone numbers. You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to speak when Public Comment is taken. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Please unmute your self by pressing *6. If you have any questions, please email Neha Balram, Program Analyst for the Cultural Affairs Division at NBalram@oaklandca.gov.

*Due to Alameda County’s Shelter-In-Place Order, in-person meetings are currently suspended. We are monitoring the Orders and will update this web page when in-person meetings are allowed to resume. In the meantime, all of the Funding Advisory Committee public meetings will be held via Zoom. A URL link will be provided on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20, all members of the Funding Advisory Committee and Cultural Affairs Division will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations are required.

The Committee meets quarterly in Hearing Room 1, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The meetings are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July, and October.

Past FAC Meetings

December 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Agenda

July 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Agenda

January 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes

November 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes

July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes

April 11, 2018 Cancelled

January 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes

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.


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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