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2016 Santa Monica Artist Fellowships Announced

Novelist Laila Lalami, interdisciplinary artist and writer/performer Lita Albuquerque, and visual artists Jody Zellen, Robin Mitchell and Luciana Abait have each been awarded the 2016 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship. Congratulations to the awardees of the one of the largest, city-based individual artist awards in the U.S.! These artists of excellence help sustain Santa Monica's reputation as a world-class home for artists and creativity.

Applications for 2017 Fellowships will be available in late November of 2015. More information on the program can be found here

What are your ideas and priorities for the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium?

Tell us via an online options and trade-offs tool available now through February 14. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.   

Santa Monica Arts Foundation 2015 Arts Leadership Awards



The Santa Monica Arts Foundation recognizes exemplary leaders who support Santa Monica’s creative community. Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony in May 2015 and will receive an original artwork by a locally renowned artist. The annual 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 2015 award can download nomination forms and guidelines here:




New Roads School's Ann and Jerry Moss Theater now available for discounted rates to qualifying local cultural organizations.

Exciting news for local performing arts organizations! Santa Monica's New Roads School is offering their new 342-seat Ann and Jerry Moss Theater to qualified community performing arts and cultural organizations on a substantially discounted basis. The discount program is designed to enhance the artistic, cultural and educational life of the city by offering a forum for excellent and diverse presenters who might not otherwise have the ability to showcase their work for local audiences. The program is part of an agreement with Santa Monica Cultural Affairs to provide cultural benefits to City residents. The discounts are obtained through an application process. Applications are downloadable by clicking here or by contacting Che'Rae Adams, Operations Manager,; 310.828.5582 x500. 


Pictures (l-r): Circumsolar, Migration 1, 2013, Rebeca Mendez, Glow 2013, photo by Bill Short. 
Big Wave, Tony DeLap, photo by Lillie Grossman.
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