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Southern Exposure’s 2011 Grant Program, Alternative Exposure Seeks Applicants

Southern Exposure is now accepting applications for Round V of the Alternative Exposure Grant Program. Alternative Exposure grants provide direct support to visual arts projects in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that in turn provide frameworks of support for artists to create and continue their work. We give grants of up to $3,500 to help fund the work of unincorporated groups, burgeoning art venues and gathering spaces, publications, collectives, events and more.

As one of San Francisco’s oldest art spaces, Southern Exposure strives to fuel the energy of the Bay Area visual arts community and encourage the vibrant artistic activity that occurs on the ground level – artists or groups of artists making and presenting work in a committed but informal way. Now entering its fifth year, SoEx has awarded $220,000 in direct funds to 69 Bay Area projects through the first four rounds of Alternative Exposure. To learn more about the history of this program and the many projects funded by Alternative Exposure visit

How to Apply for Round V: The Alternative Exposure guidelines and application materials are available to download from the Alternative Exposure website:

Southern Exposure will host three information sessions to provide more detailed information on the application process, questions of eligibility, appropriate uses of the grant funds, and to answer any other questions.

Information Session Times and Locations:

Monday, August 1, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Royal Nonesuch Gallery
4231 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

NOTE: Sign up to attend at or call (415) 863-2141. RSVPs are optional. Attendance at an information session is NOT required to apply for the Alternative Exposure grant. Information sessions are optional and FREE to all who attend.

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.

Deadline: 09-14-2011
Southern Exposure
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Jeanne Gerrity
Phone: (415) 863-2141

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