The City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture announced it is awarding $11,800,936 to 133 local nonprofits for fiscal year 2018.
“The Commission proudly supports the tremendous, high quality work of our city’s arts and cultural organizations. These 133 nonprofit groups are the foundation of the arts and cultural life of our city,” said Commission for Arts and Culture Chair Larry Baza.
With the approval of the mayor and San Diego City Council, the commission annually funds performances, exhibits, parades, festivals and other artistic pursuits through contracts with local arts and culture nonprofits. Funding comes from the Transient Occupancy Tax, which is collected from visitors who stay overnight in hotels, motels and other similar accommodations.
“San Diego’s vibrant arts and culture scene results from the creative work of our local nonprofits,” said Commission for Arts and Culture Executive Director Dana Springs. “The tourists who enjoy the theaters and museums of Balboa Park, concerts on the waterfront and festivals in San Diego’s colorful neighborhoods bring important revenue to help our city continue to be safe, clean and beautiful.”
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