Santa Monica Arts Foundation

Choreographer-in-Residence Ana Maria Alvarez rehearses “Agua Furiosa” with dancers Jeremiah Buren, Isis Avalos and Sarah Culberson, Annenberg Community Beach House, 2014

Promoting the arts in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation is an independent nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in Santa Monica. The Foundation is staffed by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.

Nominations are now open for the Foundation’s 2020 Arts Leadership Awards program. The Arts Leadership Awards honor exemplary leaders who support Santa Monica's artistic, creative, and cultural communities. The awards honor individuals – including arts supporters, artists, and youth –  as well as businesses and organizations.

Do you know someone who lives or works in Santa Monica who has contributed to the City's extraordinary artistic and creative vibrancy? If so, we encourage you to submit a nomination! Any member of the public may nominate someone.

The deadline for submission of nominations is 12:00 noon, Monday, February 17, 2020.

The awards will be presented at the Annenberg Community Beach House on April 30, 2020. The event is free and open to the public. More information on the event coming soon!