TOOL BOX: resources for artists engaged in community building.

TOOL BOX: resources for artists engaged in community building.

As an independent artist, I do a lot of research to support my own work. Here are some resources I have found, that support the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area communities. None of these require a fiscal agent or 501c3 status.

Go out and make some art.

-Rick Darnell, CounterPulse Community Engagement Fellow

Have anything to share or comments?


Calling Artists for Día de los Muertos 2016

Deadline Monday, August 22

Calling artists for installation work, flat work, and altars for exhibition in A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016. Produced by SOMArts Cultural Center. Exhibition and programming curated by René & Rio Yañez.


2017 ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art | a blade of grass

Deadline September 19, 2016

A blade of grass nurtures socially engaged art. We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change.  This is a big chunk of money, around $20,000.


Southern Exposure Gallery Alternative Grant Awards Round 10

Deadline September 22, 2016

The application period for Round 10 is now open. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2016.  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.


[Note, I was a round iv recipient.  The grant is easy to apply for, and the SOEX staff are great.]


One Comment

  • Jason Coles

    Good list, thanks Wreck Room

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