The Round 8 Alternative Exposure Grantees
Southern Exposure is proud to announce the Round 8 grant recipients of our Alternative Exposure Grant Program. This year, Southern Exposure awarded $70,000 to 15 projects at levels ranging from $2,138 to $5,000, distributing much-needed monetary support at a time of reduced opportunities and resources for artists. 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 San Francisco Bay Area arts community.
Fifteen recipients were selected from 143 applications. This year’s grant recipients are 3.9 Art Collective, Alter Space, Bench Projects, Birdhouse Arts Collective, Book and Wheel Works, Free Oakland UP, Haxan Film Festival, Heavy Breathing, Incline Gallery, KIDmob / Public Workshop, Material Print Machine at the OMNI Commons, Publication Studio Oakland, Ramon’s Tailor, San Francisco Zine Fest, Y’all Come Back: Stories of Queer Southern Migration.
An outside panel selected the 2014 grantees including Deana Haggag, director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting museum in Baltimore, MD; Carrie Hott, interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of Oakland's Royal NoneSuch Gallery and Ortega y Gasset Projects, a long-distance collaborative space in Queens, NY; and Frank Smigiel, Associate Curator of Public Programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.