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Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Percent for Art Program

Since the creation of the Santa Monica Arts Commission in 1982, the City of Santa Monica has worked to assemble a significant collection of both permanent and portable artworks. Included in the collection are artworks which have been integrated into overall projects, murals, and stand-alone permanently installed paintings and sculptures. Local, national and international artists have participated in competitions for public art projects funded through the City's Percent for Art Program. Artists are selected for these projects through open competition processes reviewed by peer panels consisting of artists, public art administrators and community members. Criteria such as residency requirements and type of media are determined on a project-by-project basis.


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Last updated: 5/9/2018
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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.