Our Town

San Francisco Arts Commission

San Francisco, California



The NEA grant will support data aggregation and inventory analysis for the San Francisco Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) Space and Facility Capacity Building project. In partnership with the CAST, existing data on San Francisco's physical cultural assets will be aggregated and examined for missing data sets. An inventory of potential cultural assets such as vacant single-tenant properties, properties with master leasing potential, and underutilized community rooms in buildings owned or leased by nonprofits, will be conducted for use in the cultural community space-matching program. Northern California Community Loan Fund will work with CAST and act as an intermediary to arts groups. The Grants for the Arts and the Office of Economic & Workforce Development also will provide strategic input. This project will serve the Central Market neighborhood and its small and mid-sized multicultural organizations.