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.
The 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 ninth year, Alternative Exposure has awarded $491,000 in direct funds to 135 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.
3030 20th St
(415) 863-2141 email@example.com
Dates of Operation
Type of Space
local bay area artists
Additional Information and Resources
About this Article
This article was originally created as part of SOMArts Cultural Center's Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. To learn how to add or edit content please visit the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism's online History Collection Lab.