We are giddy to be one of 16 Bay Area visual arts projects to receive funds from Alternative Exposure!
This year, Southern Exposure awarded $72,000 to 16 projects, distributing much-needed monetary support at a time of increasingly precarious conditions for artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. With major funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and additional backing from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Alternative Exposure supports the independent and self-organized work of artists and small groups playing a critical role in the Bay Area arts community.
This year's grant recipients are Bay Area Youth On-Air, The Compound Studio Artist Gallery, Congratulations Pine Tree, CTRL+SHFT, I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence, Irving Street Projects, Issued ID: Minority as Brand, Krowswork, LAND AND SEA, LEGION: Presents, Liberated Lens, Living Room Light Exchange, PLACE TALKS, The Present Group, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, and Tactical Review.
The 2015 grantees were selected by an outside panel consisting of Kevin B. Chen, artist, curator, and Manager of Artist Studio and Public Programs at the de Young Museum; Megan Prelinger, co-founder of the Prelinger Library, Round 3 Alt Ex grantee, and author of the recently published Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age; and Aay Preston-Myint, a Chicago-based artist whose endeavors include Chances Dances, a queer social grantmaking project, and the publication Monsters & Dust.