Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Santa Monica’s eight-plus square miles contain a wealth of art and culture.

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) funds local artists and organizations, stewards the city’s public art collection, and produces events large and small. Stop by our theaters, galleries, and art centers, or find art outdoors throughout the city. Follow #ArtSaMo for more!

Go See Art

Art makes the day better

You will never regret taking time out of your busy day to go see art. Santa Monica offers a rich collection of public art, self-produced art and more. Get out there, drink it in and let it refresh your soul. You can’t see it all, of course. But you can try!



City of Santa Monica Calendar


Public Art

More public art


for Artists

Description Deadline
Prequalified Artist Roster June 28, 2019
ACBH Fall and Spring Writer Residency July, 2019
Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency October, 2019

for Organizations

Description Deadline
Community Access & Participation (CAP) May 21, 2019
Strategic Sustainability Initiative (SSI) November, 2019
Arts Transportation Grant Rolling until annual funds are depleted

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