Southern Exposure

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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.

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Location

3030 20th St

Contact Information

(415) 863-2141 director@soex.org

Founders

Dates of Operation

1974-present

Type of Space

gallery

Community Served

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.

Sources

  1. https://www.soex.org/alternative-exposure6-29-2015