The Alternative Exposure Grant Program enters its eighth year!
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June 30, 2014 Donate to SoEx

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Announcing Round 8 of the Alternative Exposure Grant Program

Southern Exposure is proud to announce Round 8 of the Alternative Exposure grant program, which provides monetary awards to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible, and open to the public.

Since launching the program in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2007, we have awarded $421,000 in direct funds to 120 Bay Area projects led by self-organized artists and small groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funded activities 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.

As a vital hub for the visual arts in San Francisco, Southern Exposure seeks to help sustain the Bay Area visual arts community through Alternative Exposure grants. To learn more about the many projects funded by Rounds 1–7 of Alternative Exposure, visit

Generous lead support for Alternative Exposure is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Round 6 Grantee Oakland Stock bestows a night's winnings to N’jeri Eaton and Mario Furloni for their documentary film First Friday.

Alternative Exposure 2014 Key Dates

Online applications open: Monday, July 7, 2014
Deadline to apply: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Round 8 grantees announced by: November 14, 2014

Interested in applying for an Alternative Exposure grant? Attend an information session in San Francisco or in Oakland. To learn more, visit

Round 7 Grantee LPP+ Residency welcomes artist Bean Gilsdorf for the month of July.

Information Sessions

Information Session #1
Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Information Session #2
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94607

Information Session #3
Monday, September 8, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Note: Attending an information sessions is encouraged but not required to apply for an Alternative Exposure grant. Information sessions are free and open to the public.

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San Francisco, CA 94110

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