NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse range of Bay Area funders, who are committed to the Arts. The committee convenes every four weeks to discuss issues impacting the Arts in Northern California and to review loan applications to determine awards to nonprofit arts organizations in the Bay Area.
Honoring the Needs and Concerns of Culturally-Specific and Immigrant Communities in Arts Grantmaking
Denise Pate will lead a panel discussion with arts administrators and grantmakers whose personal stories and professional backgrounds have informed their work with culturally-specific and immigrant artists. The dynamic panel will include a local thought leader in cultural place-making/keeping, a government grant maker, a foundation program manager, and a development director, and the founder of an emerging cultural organization.
Panelists will share how they are serving the needs of artists and cultural organizations in the Bay Area and delve into strategies to further the work in order to better accommodate current trends and realities. This peer learning will be opened to the wider NCG membership, learn more and register here.
About the Arts Loan Fund
Since 1981, the Arts Loan Fund (ALF) has provided over 1,345 low-interest, quick turnaround loans totaling over $18 million, to arts organizations located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties, and individual artists in Oakland and San Francisco.
The Arts Loan Fund is housed at Northern California Grantmakers, and its committee is comprised of NCG members. The committee meets every six weeks to review loan applications and determine loan awards.