More Upcoming AltEx Grantee Events

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More Upcoming AltEx Grantee Events

Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure grant program supports the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community.

Alternative Exposure provides monetary awards—giving grants of up to $5,000—to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible, and open to the public. Funded activities may include a new exhibition or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an arts venue or collective, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, publications directly related to the visual arts, an online project, an artist residency, a series of film screenings, and more...

Come see what AltEx Grantees are putting their funds towards at these upcoming events!

Church of Black Feminist Thought

Communion: Black Feminism + Study + Spirituality




JAGAH Collective

Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:00PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

JAGAH // JADOO creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place. JAGAH's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to: place - is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience. JADOO acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness. Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how their identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.


Emergent Landscapes

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 - 8:00PM
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
Main Staging Area, Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611

Join us for immersive art performances and installations centering People of Color imaginations and futures!
Artists Lukaza Branfman-VerissimoJade Ariana FairMarcelo Garzo MontalvoNkiruka Oparahrandy reyes, and Gabriela Sans activate the natural landscapes of Round Top Volcano Round Top Volcano and reimagine our relationships with nature and each other!
All are welcome!

Schedule to be announced soon!

FILF: A Live Fashion + Music Event

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 3:00 - 10:00PM
Classic Cars West Beer Garden
411 26th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Fly In Looking Fabulous for Fuckery In Latenight Frolics…
Fashion Is Love Forever! Filf Is Lit, Fam!

FILF is an annual fashion + music event, featuring a number of musical acts paired with fashion performances, always prioritizing local talent from femme, queer and POC artists.

More details and tickets coming soon! Follow FILF on Facebook to get the latest updates.