CALL FOR ENTRIES


Southern Exposure’s Annual Entry-Fee-Free Call for New Work by Bay Area Artists

2020 Juried Screening

Juried by Dessane Lopez Cassell, independent curator and writer, chair of the experimental film subcommittee for BlackStar Film Festival, and Editor of Reviews at Hyperallergic.


Southern Exposure invites Bay Area BIPOC artists to submit new moving image work for the 2020 Juried Online Screening. 


RULES & INFORMATION

Entry Fee

Absolutely none! Never! Nope!


Submission Deadline:

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 11:59 PM

Who is eligible:


Open to Black, Indigenous, and POC artists living in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Artists may work in collaboration with artists from outside the Bay Area. Work selected for this program will exemplify Southern Exposure’s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.


What work will be considered:

  • Work that is presented in video form for linear viewing. Original format(s) may be in film or other media. Any genre is acceptable, i.e. experimental, narrative, animation, etc.
  • Total running time of work must be less than fifteen minutes.
  • Work must have been completed after January 1, 2019.
  • Work must be available as a digital downloadable video file via vimeo.com, youtube.com, dropbox.com, or other transfer site or personal web page.

Jurying and Notification:

Artists whose work has been accepted to the screening will be notified by email by 7:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Screening online

December 10 – January 9, 2020

 

ABOUT THE SCREENING JUROR

Dessane Lopez Cassell is a curator, writer, and editor based in New York. Her film curation and writing generally focus on artist’s moving image, documentary, and experimental film practices concerned with race, gender, and representation. Cassell has organized curatorial projects and screenings for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), MoMA Film, and Flaherty NYC, among others, and her writing has been published in catalogues issued by the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and MoMA. Currently, Cassell chairs the experimental film subcommittee for BlackStar Film Festival and serves as Editor of Reviews at Hyperallergic. 


 

 

 

Solicitudes abiertas para Fondos de Emergencia para Artistas de San Francisco

A manera de responder a las necesidades urgentes de la comunidad artística del Área de la Bahía Southern Exposure ha cambiado la dirección de fondos de Exposición Alternativa 2020 para artistas locales y grupos artísticos con necesidad grave de apoyo de emergencia, poniendo disponibles los fondos a principios parte 2. SoEx reconoce que ahora mismo artistas enfrentan dificultades inesperadas y potencialmente catastróficas debido a cancelaciones y aplazamientos de exhibiciones, presentaciones, y otros empleos y trabajos diarios por causa de COVID-19.
Southern Exposure, en conjunto con San Francisco Grants for the Arts, está alocando un total de $19,000 para apoyar artistas con necesidad inmediata que trabajan en San Francisco. Diecinueve becas de $1,000 cada una serán dispuestas para artistas visuales y multidisciplinarios. Dando prioridad a artistas Afroamericanos, Indígenas, Gente de Color, mayores, LGBTQIA+, personas con capacidades diferentes, inmunocomprometidos, e inmigrantes. Los fondos pueden usarse para cubrir cualquier costo necesario.
El programa de becas Exposición Alternativa de Southern Exposure ha apoyado el trabajo de artistas independientes, organizado por sí mismos del Área de la Bahía por 13 años, dando más de $933,400 hasta la fecha.



Elegibilidad:
 

  • Artistas visuales y multidisciplinarios de San Francisco. Solicitantes pueden ser artistas individuales o representar un colectivo artístico, ensamblaje, o grupo. La ciudad de San Francisco, que ha dado los fundos para esta ronda, dice que un artista de San Francisco es como alguien que vive en San Francisco; o tiene un estudio en San Francisco; o está patrocinado fiscalmente por una organización en San Francisco; o es un estudiante en una universidad en San Francisco.
  • Artistas que han recibido becas de Exposición Alternativa en el pasado son elegibles, aparte de los artistas líderes de las más recientes becas en 2020 (Alt Ex ronda 14).

 Hay muchos que necesitan ayuda en este momento. Por favor use su propio juicio y haga espacio para otros si es que usted no está enfrentando una emergencia ahora mismo.

Cronología
 

  • 16 de octubre – 9 de noviembre: Aceptación de solicitudes
  • 20 de noviembre: Determinación de becados y notificación de becados
  • diciembre, 2020: Distribución de fondos

 

Requisitos de solicitud:
 

  • Declaración narrativa de su practica de arte
  • Descripción de como se distribuirán los fondos
  • Enlace a sitio web, ejemplo de obra anterior, o CV

 

FAQ:
 ¿Cómo se determinarán los becados?
 

  • Las solicitudes se revisarán para elegibilidad y con prioridad a artistas Afroamericanos, Indígenas, Gente de Color, mayores, LGBTQIA+, personas con capacidades diferentes, inmunocomprometidos, e inmigrantes. 

 ¿Soy elegible para aplicar si he recibido una beca de Exposición Alternativa en el pasado?
 

  • Sí, con la excepción de que usted haya sido el artista líder en algún proyecto que haya recibido fondos en la Ronda 14 de Exposición Alternativa 2020. Todos los otros años son elegibles. 

 ¿Si recibo fondos, esta beca será sujeta a impuestos?
 

  • Southern Exposure no tiene la capacidad para dar consejos de impuestos. Necesitará poder recibir un cheque en su nombre. 

 ¿Qué tan pronto se enviarán los fondos?
 

  • Las becas se distribuirán en diciembre.

 ¿Para qué puedo usar estos fundos?
 

  • Los fondos pueden usarse para cubrir cualquier costo necesario en relación á gastos de COVID-19.

 

ACERCA DE SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Southern Exposure (SoEx) es una institución vital del Área de la Bahía donde los artistas visuales tienen la oportunidad de crear y presentar arte contemporánea e innovadora a nuevos públicos. SoEx está dedicado a brindar a los artistas espacio, infraestructura y recursos necesarios para realizar ideas y proyectos en un entorno abierto y de apoyo.

Alternative Exposure se administra con el apoyo de La Fundación Andy Warhol para las Artes Visuales como parte de su Regional Regranting Program y el apoyo generoso por Grants for the Arts.
 
UNA BREVE HISTORIA
El programa se lanzó en 2007 en asociación con La Fundación Andy Warhol para las Artes Visuales. Desde entonces, La Fundación Andy Warhol ha invertido en la creación de una creciente red nacional de dieciseis  programas regionales de subvención. 


Con el apoyo de la Fundación Warhol y Grants for the Arts, Southern Exposure continua a expandir apoyo para trabajo creativo vital que de otra manera pasaría desapercibida por fundadores tradicionales. Alternative Exposure refuerza el panorama creativo de la comunidad artística del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco y efectúa un papel significativo en su desarrollo, apoyando el trabajo de artistas y grupos independientes y organizados por sí mismos que ejercen un papel crítico y significativo dentro de la comunidad artística del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco.
 

Para obtener más información sobre los numerosos proyectos financiados por Alternative Exposure, visite soex.org.


PREGUNTAS
Si tiene preguntas sobre proyectos elegibles o el proceso de solicitud, envíenos un correo electrónico a alternativeexposure@soex.org.

Southern Exposure recognizes that artists are facing unforeseen and potentially catastrophic challenges right now due to canceled and postponed exhibitions, performances, and other gigs and day jobs due to COVID-19.

Southern Exposure, with the support of San Francisco Grants for the Arts, is allocating a total of $19,000 through our Alternative Exposure (Alt Ex) regranting program to support San Francisco-based working artists in need right now. Priority will be given to artists who are Black, Indigenous, POC, elder, LGBTQ+, disabled, immunocompromised, and immigrants. Nineteen grants of $1,000 each will be made available to visual and multidisciplinary artists. Funds may be used to cover any needed expenses that are related to lost income due to COVID-19. 

San Francisco-based visual and multidisciplinary artists are eligible. Applicants can be individual artists or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Artists who have received Alternative Exposure grants in the past are eligible, aside from the recipients of the most recent Alt Ex Emergency Grants in June 2020 (Alt Ex round 14). 

The City of San Francisco, which is funding this round of grants, defines "San Francisco-based" artist as someone who:

  • currently resides in San Francisco; and/or
  • has a studio space with a San Francisco address; and/or
  • is fiscally sponsored by an organization which is based in San Francisco (Southern Exposure is not able to offer this. Please note that other potential fiscal sponsoring organizations often have a long application lead time.); and/or
  • is a university student at a San Francisco institution.

Please note that proof of one of the above criteria will be required as part of being awarded a grant.

Artists should be prepared to make current or recent work publicly viewable to residents of San Francisco via Southern Exposure’s website.

There are many who are in need right now. Please use your own good judgement and make space for others if you are not facing a current emergency. 


Timeline:

  • October 16 - November 9, 2020: Applications accepted
  • November 20, 2020: Grantees determined & notified
  • December, 2020: Funds distributed

 Application requirements:

  • Short description of your artistic practice
  • Description of how funds will be allocated
  • Link to website, sample of past work, or CV

 FAQ’s:
How will the grantees be determined? 

  • Applicants will be reviewed for eligibility and prioritization will be given to Black, Indigenous, POC, elder, LGBTQ+, disabled, immunocompromised, and immigrant artists. 

Am I eligible to apply if I have received an Alternative Exposure grant in the past? 

  • Yes, unless you received funding in June 2020 from Alternative Exposure Round 14. All other years are eligible.

Am I eligible to apply if I applied for but did not receive an Alternative Exposure grant in the past?

  • Yes, prior application will not have any bearing on this round of funding. All other above criteria will need to be met for consideration.

If I receive funding, will I be taxed on this grant?

  • Southern Exposure is unable to provide tax advice. IRS Publication 525 states: "You can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster relief payment. A qualified disaster relief payment is an amount paid to you: To reimburse or pay reasonable and necessary personal, family, living, or funeral expenses that result from a qualified disaster ... You can exclude this amount only to the extent any expense it pays for isn't paid for by insurance or otherwise."

 How quickly will the funds be sent out?

  • Grants will be distributed in December 2020.

 What can I use the funds for?

  • You may use the grant to pay for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses that are related to lost income due to COVID-19.

ABOUT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Southern Exposure (SoEx) is a vital Bay Area institution where visual artists have opportunities to conceive and present innovative contemporary art to new audiences. SoEx is dedicated to giving artists space, infrastructure, and resources they need to realize ideas and projects in an open, supportive environment.


A Brief History
The program was launched in 2007 in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Since then, The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of sixteen regional regranting programs.

With support from San Francisco Grants for the Arts and the Warhol Foundation, Southern Exposure continues to expand support for the vital creative work that would otherwise fly under the radar of traditional funders. Alternative Exposure reinforces the creative landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area arts community and plays a significant role in its growth, supporting 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.

To learn more about the many projects funded by Alternative Exposure, visit soex.org/alternative-exposure


NOTIFICATION
Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Friday, November 20, 2020.
INQUIRIES
If you have questions regarding eligible projects or the application process, please attend one of the information sessions. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions or if you have any additional questions, please email us at alternativeexposure@soex.org.

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