About 150 local arts and culture nonprofits get thousands of dollars from the city’s hotel tax every year.

The city’s Commission for Arts and Culture oversees two funding programs – one funds operating costs, the other helps pay for specific community events.

The San Diego Museum of Art, for instance, got about $291,000 last fiscal year from the city. The nearby San Diego Museum of Man received about $169,000.

The arts commission recently made some tweaks to the funding programs, simplifying the application process, making changes to the review procedures and launching a new initiative meant to get more – and more diverse – arts groups to apply.

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Monica Dean and I explain how some recent tweaks to city arts funding could bring more cultural nonprofits into the fold.

    This article relates to: Arts/Culture, San Diego Explained

    Written by Kinsee Morlan

    Kinsee Morlan is the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. Contact her directly at kinsee.morlan@voiceofsandiego.org. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to her podcast.

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