- Round 15
2020 Emergency Relief Grant Recipients
In response to the urgent needs of the Bay Area arts community, Southern Exposure has offered a second round of Alternative Exposure grants to support local artists who are in dire need of emergency support. SoEx recognizes that artists are facing unforeseen and potentially catastrophic challenges right now due to canceled and postponed exhibitions, performances, and other gigs and day jobs due to COVID-19.
Southern Exposure, with the support of San Francisco Grants for the Arts, has allocated a total of $19,000 to support San Francisco-based working artists in need right now. Nineteen grants of $1,000 have been offered to visual and multidisciplinary artists. Priority was given to artists who are Black, Indigenous, POC, elder, LGBTQ+, disabled, immunocompromised, and immigrants. Funds may be used to cover any needed expenses that are related to lost income due to COVID-19. This marks the second round of emergency relief funding provided by Southern Exposure in 2020, for a total of 79 grants and $79,00 distributed to Bay Area artists in need.
The following artists have recieved grants in this round of funding:
Johnny Huy Nguyen
Miriam Elizabeth Munguia Orellana
Rea Lynn de Guzman