Creative Capital: Culture, Community, Vision

A plan for the Development of Santa Moncia's Arts and Culture

Through a yearlong process of research and dialogue, Santa Monica has crafted a collective vision for the future of the
arts and culture and developed strategies for its fulfillment. Over two hundred community members discussed issues
and opportunities, vision and challenges in Town Hall and neighborhood meetings, interviews and via an interactive
website; they participated in a broad array of workshops, completed surveys and nominated favorite cultural icons. In
addition, several commissioned studies provided a detailed portrait of Santa Monica’s creative sector. Based on this new
understanding, Creative Capital offers a plan for the city’s continued cultural development. The plan was adopted unaniomously
by City Council in 2007.

Santa Monica Creative Capital Plan
Santa Monica Creative Capital Plan, Executive Summary

Santa Monica has perhaps the highest concentration of creative individuals in the US—
in terms of both residents and employment. 

Last updated: 8/4/2016
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“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.