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Santa Monica Arts Foundation

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation is a nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting the arts in Santa Monica by raising funds to finance art programs developed by the Santa Monica Arts Commission. The Foundation currently shares its board with the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and its staff is housed in the offices of the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division.


Recognizing Great Arts Leaders in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation sponsors the Arts Leadership Award recognizing exemplary leaders who support Santa Monica’s creative community. Nominations of exceptional volunteers, philanthropists, and creative businesses that make a difference in the arts in Santa Monica may be submitted year round. Awardees are announced annually in the late winter/early spring. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at 





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Last updated: 1/3/2019
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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.