PDR 101 (Production, Repair, Distribution)

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What is PDR? PDR stands for Production, Distribution and Repair and refers to types of uses defined by San Francisco for zoning purposes. Arts and entertainment spaces that share operational characteristics with PDR spaces are sometimes included in PDR districts as they require large flexible spaces and may benefit from separation from intensive housing districts.

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Data & Research

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Advocacy, Policy Papers and Analysis


Status of Bay Area Nonprofit Space & Facilities
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First regional report on nonprofit displacement, from Northern California Grantmakers
2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities - 11/5/15
11-city report on the cultural sector released by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Findings include the Bay Area's strong gains in revenue (+25.9%) as well as the biggest growth in contributed revenue (+39.7%) of any region despite a decrease in individual giving (-20.9%). 

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Arts Budget Coalition’s 2015-16 | Policy Recommendations.

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Over the past three months more than 500 Bay Area artists and arts workers have participated in arts advocacy efforts by sharing their needs and priorities with the Arts Budget Coalition. Grantmakers, arts leaders and community organizers from other sectors advised on how to create a framework for advocacy wherein many people could have a voice.

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San Francisco City Officials Info

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A list of city officials websites and related committees.  

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Budget Updates: SFAC & GFTA

Following Mayor Ed Lee’s unveiling of a budget proposal on June 1 we requested information from the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts about what impact the increases would have on the amount and number of organizations funded. A summary of their responses to our questions is below.

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BREAKING NEWS: MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION SHARED PROSPERTY PACKAGE TO SUPPORT ARTS

This just in from the Press Room of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that over the next two years the City will contribute and invest $7 million in programs supporting the arts. This represents 14 percent growth over previous budgets and includes a $2 million enhancement (a 50 percent increase) to the City’s groundbreaking Cultural Equity Endowment Fund and $1 million to Grants for the Arts to support small and mid-sized arts nonprofits, individual artists and historically underserved communities through grants and capacity building. Mayor Lee’s Shared Prosperity for the Arts Package includes a $3.8 million capital investment over the next two years in the City’s Civic Art Collection and Cultural Centers and an additional funding for arts education.

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