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Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs has a new website. This is an outdated page. As of spring 2019 all grant information may be found here:

 Patty - Patrick Kennelly - Still 6   Ruppersberg - Reading   Lionel Popkin - Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore - John Altdorfer
Art and culture form a significant part of the daily life of Santa Monica. The Cultural Affairs Division offers four grant programs to support a healthy arts and culture ecosystem for residents and visitors.
The City directly supports its core arts organizations with the Organizational Support Program (OSP), funds cultural programs through the Community Access & Participation (CAP) program and provides grants to individual artists living or working within City limits through the new Santa Monica Artist FellowshipsArts Transportation Grants provide support to Santa Monica schools and nonprofits for transportation to and from cultural activities, with funds provided by the L.A. County Prop A Local Return program.

Anthony Friedkin, Tim Miller, 18th St. Arts Complex(1)

GRANTS CALENDAR (Check applications for actual deadline dates.)
  Applications Available   Application Due
Community Access and Participation   February   April
Artist Fellowship   December   February
Arts Transportation Grants   September-mid November   approximately November
Organizational Support Program    February 2019    March 2019






Patrick Kennelly, Patty: The Revival, 2012, photo by Trevor Baker; Allen Ruppersberg, Reading Standing Up, 2004, photo courtesy Margo Leavin Gallery; Lionel Popkin, Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 2013, photo by John Altdorfer
Anthony FriedkinTim Miller, 1989; Ann ThiermannHistory of the Pico Neighborhood, 1983;  
Last updated: 9/19/2019
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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.