Due Date: 04/15/21
Funder: San Francisco Arts Commission
About the San Francisco Arts Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment, and shaping innovative cultural policy. The San Francisco Arts Commission is committed to creating a city where all artists and cultural workers have the freedom, resources, and platform to share their stories, art, and culture and where race does not predetermine one’s success in life. The Commission believes that the arts create inspiring personal experiences, illuminate the human condition, and offer meaningful ways to engage with each other and the world around us.
About the Opportunity
The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking a consultant or consultant team to support the work of the Monuments and Memorial Advisory Committee (MMAC). The MMAC is charged with establishing criteria to examine the history of monuments in the public realm in San Francisco, the individuals, events, and ideals they venerate, and how the narratives associated with these monuments align—or do not—with San Francisco’s values today. This advisory body will review the monuments and memorials within the Civic Art Collection to develop such criteria. This analysis will be positioned from a racial equity perspective. In addition to its deliberations, the MMAC will be conducting a parallel, open, public process and hosting hearings that center BIPOC and community voices with a diversity of expertise and lived experience.
SFAC seeks proposals from consultants demonstrating successful experience in providing stakeholder outreach, engagement and facilitation services, and related research and analysis in support of the MMAC. The consultant’s responsibilities will be in three areas: 1) research, analysis, and facilitation; 2) community outreach and public engagement; and 3) drafting of final report and committee guidelines and recommendations. The consultant may, at their discretion and with the approval of the Arts Commission, engage subcontractors to support this work.
Proposals are due April 15, 2021.