Canyon Cinemazine receives Alternative Exposure grant.

Posted December 1st, 2012 in Announcements, News / Events

Congratulations to our web content coordinator Courtney Fellion for receiving a Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant for the Canyon Cinemazine.

Canyon Cinemazine
Canyon Cinemazine commemorates Canyon Cinema’s 50th anniversary as the pinnacle of Bay Area experimental film distribution through the creation of a new newsletter. Harkening back to the typewritten correspondence among avant-garde artists of the 1960s, Canyon Cinemazine, distributed quarterly beginning January 2013, seeks to reignite the discussion of underground and independent film media practice and theory.

Southern Exposure is proud to announce grants totaling $65,000 to 16 groups in Round 6 of its Alternative Exposure grant program. Alternative Exposure recognizes and supports the independent and self-organized work of artists and small groups that plays a critical and significant role in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. Alternative Exposure is made possible with major leadership support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with additional support by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

In Round 6 of the program, 146 groups applied and 16 recipients were selected to receive grants of up to $5,000 each. This year’s grant recipients are Art Poem Performance Discourse, Canyon Cinemazine, Colpa Press- Edicola, Et Al., Hacking for Artists, In the Make, The Lecturers, Mission Mini Comix, n/a, Oakland Nights…Live!, Other Cinema, Real Time and Space, San Quentin Prison Report, S.H.E.D. Projects, Sunday Soup, and Will Brown. Full descriptions of the funded projects are listed below.

Since launching the program in 2007, Southern Exposure has awarded $351,000 in direct funds to 104 Bay Area projects. Alternative Exposure was created to serve as a catalyst towards sustaining a vital artist community. This significant investment of support stimulates increased activity and growth, promotes the important and critical work of these ambitious projects, and publically recognizes the important role they play in the existence of a vibrant culture in the Bay Area.

An outside panel selected the 2012 grantees. Panelists included Kristan Kennedy, Visual Arts Curator, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Joyce Grimm, curator, consultant and an educator teaching in the MFA program at California College of the Arts; and Eleanor Hanson Wise, the co-founder and director of The Present Group and Arts Micro-Patronage.