Call for Artists
Choreographer Residency at the
Annenberg Community Beach House
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 23rd 2017, received by 12:00pm
Introduction: The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks applications from
choreographers residing in Los Angeles County for an Artist Residency at the Annenberg
Community Beach House at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.
The Choreographer Residency offers a private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House
and access to designated open spaces of the Annenberg Community Beach House over a span
of three weeks for the purpose of creating a work of outdoor, daytime, site-immersed
performance. Residencies are offered as part of the City’s ongoing “Beach=Culture” program, a
series of free performances, exhibitions, talks and events that provide a stimulating cultural
counterpoint to the social and recreational opportunities at this country’s only “Public Beach Club.”
Beach=Culture events are designed for adults, but are accessible to a general audience that
includes youth. Public practice residencies take place in the context of the high traffic spaces of
Santa Monica Beach and enrich the Beach House visitor experience through planned and chance
encounters with artistic creation.
The Purpose of Beach House Artist Residencies is to:
• Promote high quality artistic activity in Santa Monica
• Open avenues for discourse between artists and the general public
• Provide a fresh interpretation of the Beach House
• Further the development of LA County-based artists
• Celebrate Marion Davies’ support of her artistic community
Though the formal period of this residency takes place September 18 to October 7, 2017, the
resident has access to an on-site office starting July 10, 2017.
An honorarium of $3,500 is offered, payable in three installments between May and mid October.
For full information, visit: http://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Portals/Culture/Public_Art_Program/2017ACBH_Choreo_Res_Call.pdf