Deadline: September 18th, 2014
The lead organizer must live in San Francisco or Alameda counties. For groups, additional collaborators may live outside of these counties but the majority of collaborators in the group must live in an eligible county.
Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant program supports the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community.
Alternative Exposure provides monetary awards—giving grants of up to $5,000—to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible, and open to the public. Funded activities may include a new exhibition or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an arts venue or collective, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, publications directly related to the visual arts, an online project, an artist residency, a series of film screenings, and more.
Grant amounts: Alternative Exposure will support projects at levels ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Website link: https://www.soex.org/alternative-exposure
How to apply: https://www.soex.org/alternative-exposure/how-apply
About: Southern Exposure (SoEx) Alternative Exposure program, launched in 2007 in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, was developed in response to support the dynamic, under-the-radar work of artists and small groups that have long been emblematic of the San Francisco Bay Area’s arts community. Now in its eighth year, Alternative Exposure has awarded $421,000 in direct funds to 120 Bay Area projects to date. Southern Exposure is committed to continuing to serve as a resource for the independent visual arts community through Alternative Exposure and our other programs.