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Alternative Exposure Grant Program - Round 13

Grants to California Artists and Artist Groups for Community Arts Events
and Programs in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Southern Exposure (SoEx)

Conf. Date:

09/25/19

Deadline Date:

10/21/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to California individual artists and artist groups for visual arts programs in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties. Funding is intended to promote the creation and presentation of artist-led projects and activities that are 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.

Alternative Exposure grants fund a wide range of projects and activities led by self-organized artists and small groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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. In general, Alternative Exposure seeks to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects that provide opportunities for San Francisco Bay Area artists and include programs that are accessible and open to the public.

Alternative Exposure grants may also fund general operating costs associated with the launch of new arts spaces and projects as well as provide general operating support for ongoing programs and arts venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Examples include: rent, utilities, transportation costs, artist and designer fees, administrative fees, supplies, equipment, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161200

Number of Grants:

For this round, the Fund anticipates awarding 15-18 projects.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Alternative Exposure will support projects at levels ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Funded projects should not begin before December 13, 2019. For projects or programs that are a part of existing venues or larger projects, the work supported by Alternative Exposure should not begin before this date.

Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2021. For projects or programs that are a part of existing venues or larger projects, the work supported by Alternative Exposure should be completed by this date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Both individuals and groups are eligible to apply. If applying as a group, the artistic group or venue can be either long-standing or formed specifically for this opportunity.

If your project has more than one organizer or you are applying as a collective, please choose one person to serve as the lead organizer. The lead organizer will be the primary contact for the project during the application and grant process. Applicants may be a lead organizer on more than one
application. However, in these cases, only one of their projects may be selected for funding.

Eligibility:
- The lead organizer must live in San Francisco, Contra Costa or Alameda counties. For collectives, some collaborators may live outside of these counties, but the majority of collaborators in must live in an eligible county.
- Resulting project activities must be accessible and presented to the public within the San Francisco Bay Area.
- 501c3 non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
- Projects may not be a part of the primary programming of an established 501c3 non-profit arts organization.
- Applicants that have received Alternative Exposure grants from Rounds 1-9 (2007-2015) are eligible to apply again as lead organizers if 1) they are applying for a completely new, unrelated project, and 2) the first project was successfully completed, and the final report was submitted to Southern Exposure.
- Grantees from Rounds 10, 11, or 12 (2016-2018) are NOT eligible to apply again as lead organizers in Round 13. However, former grantees (both lead organizers and additional collaborators) from all previous rounds may participate in Round 13 applications for new, unrelated projects as collaborators.

Alternative Exposure does not support:
- Work that is not based in, or strongly related to, the visual arts.
- An individual artist seeking support to make their own work.
- Individual artists whose work includes groups of people in its creation, but whose finished work is solely considered that of the individual artist’s, not the collaborative group as a whole.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants may attend one of four information sessions led by Southern Exposure staff in San Francisco, Oakland and Contra Costa County during the Round 13 Alternative Exposure grant cycle.

Information Session #1 - San Francisco
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Information Session #2 - Contra Costa County
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NIAD, 551 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804

Information Session #3 - San Francisco with live Spanish translation
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Information Session #4 - East Bay Location
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30PM
E.M. Wolfman Books, 410 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Note: Attending an information session is encouraged but not required to apply for an Alternative Exposure grant. Information sessions are free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 21 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Applications must be completed online. Paper applications are not accepted. Print materials that cannot be submitted digitally must be mailed or delivered in person to the Foundation by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 21, 2019 (receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline)

Southern Exposure’s review process will take 6-8 weeks.

Additional information: https://www.soex.org/alternative-exposure

FAQs: https://www.soex.org/alternative-exposure/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://soex.submittable.com/submit/62245700-f7ad-49a0-b902-8b4f8b76f39c/alternative-exposure-round-13-2019

Mail printed materials included in the application to:

Attn: Alternative Exposure
Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

alternativeexposure@soex.org
415-863-2141

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