Southern Exposure awards $70,000 in grants to 16 artist-run projects and spaces
The 2013 AltEx Grant Recipients
Southern Exposure is proud to announce the recipients of grants in Round 7 of our Alternative Exposure Grant Program. In this round, Southern Exposure is awarding $70,000 to 16 projects at levels ranging from $5,000 to $2,400. With major support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Alternative Exposure supports the independent and self-organized work of artists and small groups that plays a critical and significant role in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. In the seven years since launching Alternative Exposure, Southern Exposure has awarded $421,000 in direct funds to 120 Bay Area projects.
The 2013 Alternative Exposure Grant Recipients*
Aggregate Space Gallery
Always Get On the Boat
Bay Area Public School
Black Hole Cinematheque
Black Salt Collective
doubt it / talk series
Little Paper Planes / LPP+ Residency
OGAARD - Textile Work
Queens of the Castro
*More information about the awarded projects will be posted soon.
An outside panel selected the 2013 grantees including Christian Frock, founder and director of Invisible Venue, a curatorial enterprise focused on presenting artwork in unexpected settings; Emma Spertus, co-founder of Real Time & Space, a studio and artist residency in Oakland; and Sara Velas, founder and director of Velaslavasay Panorama, a non- profit exhibition hall, theatre and garden in Los Angeles dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including those of the 360-degree variety.
Southern Exposure is committed to continuing to serve as a resource for the independent visual arts community through Alternative Exposure and our other programs. Launched in 2007, Alternative Exposure was the first in a now established national network of regional re-granting programs supported by the Warhol Foundation, including The Idea Fund in Houston, Texas; The Propeller Fund in Chicago, Illinois; Rocket Grants in Kansas City, Missouri; and The Precipice Fund in Portland, Oregon. The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country. To find out more about the network of regional re-granting programs beyond the Bay Area visit warholfoundation.org.
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.