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
NOW OPEN! Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency 2022. 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
Available January 2022
Applications Will Be Available
Annually in May
Application Deadline
Annually in July
Applications are now closed for 2019-2020

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. 

The purpose of the Santa Monica Artist Fellowship program is to nourish and stimulate 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.

Application Deadline

Applications are now closed for 2021-2022


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