Santa Monica Arts Foundation
2016 Arts Leadership Awards

Deadline December 14th, 2015


The Santa Monica Arts Foundation recognizes exemplary leaders who support Santa Monica’s creative community. Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony in JANUARY 2016 and will receive an original artwork by a locally renowned artist.   

The annual (non-monetary) awards honor individuals and businesses in three categories:   

  • Arts Patron Award: An individual or business leader providing extensive support for the arts in Santa Monica.  
  • Artist in the Community/Bruria Finkel Award: An artist who has contributed significantly to Santa Monica’s arts community through activism, patronage, and/or volunteerism.  
  • Creative Community Innovator Award: An individual or small or mid-size commercial creative business contributing to making Santa Monica’s arts and culture sector ‘cutting edge’ through experimentation, design, or cultural sustainability.  
Santa Monicans interested in nominating a City resident for the 2016 award can find nomination forms and instructions by clicking here.

Nominations are subject to annual rollover.  Once nominated, all nominees remain in the annual nominations pool until s/he receives an award.



~ About the Santa Monica Arts Foundation ~  

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and support of the City’s arts and cultural community.  The Foundation believes that the arts and culture are integral to civic life and are what make Santa Monica vital, exceptional, and economically competitive.  



Last updated: 12/30/2015
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