Foundation / Corporation
Southern Exposure (SoEx)
09/13/21 11:59 PM PST
Grants of up to $5,000 to California individual artists and artist groups in eligible counties for visual arts projects. Funding is intended to promote the creation and presentation of artist-led projects and activities that are accessible and open to the public. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to exhibitions, public art projects, events, performances, publications, film series, interactive websites, archives, and publications. The lead organizer must live in one of the following counties: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Napa, Marin, or Sonoma. The resulting project activities must be accessible and presented to the public within the San Francisco Bay Area.
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. Previously funded projects have included 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 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 that are not 501c3’s or established commercial galleries. Examples of applicable support may include: rent, utilities, transportation costs, artist and designer fees, administrative fees, supplies, equipment, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 161200
For this round, the Fund anticipates awarding 12-15 projects.
Alternative Exposure will support projects at levels ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2023. 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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail printed materials included in the application to:
Attn: Alternative Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Direct questions to:
USA: California: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Napa, Marin, or Sonoma
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