Artist Opportunities

Imagine what can happen when the right artist meets the right opportunity. Santa Monica Cultural Affairs welcomes and cultivates artists through fellowships and residencies for individual artists. 

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Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency

Where
Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave.
Application and Guidelines
2022 Applications Closed. View 2022 Selected Artists.  Click here for application and guidelines.
Applications Will Be Available
Annually in September
Application Deadline
October 18, 2021
Eligibility
LA County Residents
Length
14 Weeks in January, May, September
Required
Online Workshops
Culminating Online Exhibit/Performance

Annenberg Community Beach House Fall and Spring Writer Residency

Where
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH
Application and Guidelines
On hold, to be announced
Eligibility
LA County residents; writers of poetry, plays, and fiction
Length
9 weeks per residency
Fall is October - December
Spring is January - March
Required
Public Events
Office Hours
Weekly Blog Posts

Annenberg Community Beach House Public Practice Immersion Residency: Out of the Blue

Where
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH
Applications Will Be Available
Biennially (even years) in February
Application Deadline
Biennially (even years) in April
Eligibility
LA County residents
Length
1 - 7 Weeks
July and August
Required
Site Sensitive Public Oriented Work
Public Practice
Weekly Blog Posts

ACBH Choreographer Residency

Where
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH
Applications Will Be Available
Biennially (even years) in January
Application Deadline
Biennially (even years) in March
Eligibility
LA County Residents
Length
3 months onsite planning and 5+ weeks rehearsal/performance in September and October
Required
Site Sensitive Public Oriented Work
Public Practice
Blog Posts


Cultural Affairs has launched Art of Recovery, a program that will run from October 2020 to June 2021 to fund art projects that contribute to our City’s recovery efforts. 

Artist Fellowship

The purpose of the Santa Monica Artist Fellowship program is to stimulate and nourish the creation of new work by Santa Monica artists, recognize excellence, and reinforce our community’s high regard for creativity and innovation. Five Fellowships are awarded annually: three $4,200 Project Fellowships by application and two fellowships of $16,000 by means of a nomination process.

Guidelines

Click here for the 2022-23 program guidelines.

Applications for 2022-23 are available here beginning January 3, 2022.

Application Deadline

11:59 pm, Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Eligibility

Professional artists who create, rather than interpret, original work, and who either reside in the City or maintain a studio and business license in the city, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have met the residency requirements for at least one year. (Five years for nominated Fellows.)

All applicants must read the current year program guidelines before submitting an application. Click here for the 2022-23 program guidelines.

Todos los solicitantes deben leer estas pautas del programa antes de presentar una candidatura.

A Spanish language version of the guidelines follows the English version. Note that, due to technical limitations, the Fellowship application itself is available in English only.

Links to Santa Monica Artist Fellows of previous years may be found here:

Click here for information on the current 2021-22 Santa Monica Artist Fellows.

Artist Fellows from 2010 to present

APPLICATIONS


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