soex.pngArtists with big ideas and little wallets should check out this grant program for a chance to receive up to $3,500 for an art project.

Southern Exposure, an independent visual arts community, announces the fourth round of its Alternative Exposure grant program. Their goal is to fuel the artistic community in the Bay Area, especially to bring out those hidden gems of the city. Yes, you, under-the-radar artist. They’re looking at you.

Alternative Exposure directly funds independent artists and unincorporated groups, providing them grants up to $3,500 per project. A total of $60,000 will be awarded to artists in the San Francisco and Alameda Counties. Alternative Exposure is looking art projects that will present the visual arts to the public in exciting and accessible ways. Projects can include an exhibition, a public art project, a one time event or performance, a writing publication directly related to the visual arts, an online project or publication, a series of screenings, and more.

Launched in 2007, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Southern Exposure has awarded $155,000 in direct funds to over 50 Bay Area in the past. See some of the past recipients here.

The application deadline this year is September 15 and the winners will be announced October 26.

Attend one of the information sessions below or visit the website to find out more.

Monday, August 2, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Southern Exposure
3030 20th St, SF

Monday, August 9, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Pueblo Nuevo Gallery
1828 San Pablo Ave, Ste 1, Berkeley

Photo: 2009 Grant Recipient Adobe Books Backroom Gallery

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