Culver City Launches Artist Laureate Program

A Culver City Artist Laureate will be selected by the city for a two-year appointment beginning January 2020.

Culver City has recognized many creative artists who are committed to developing their art forms and enriching our community with their exhibits, performances, presentations, and service.

The city will select a two-year appointment for an individual artist from one of three arts discipline categories – fine and visual arts, performing arts, and literary arts – to serve as a cultural ambassador who will raise community consciousness to a greater appreciation of the arts within Culver City.

The Artist Laureate Award will provide access, recognition, and a stipend of $8,000 in support of the artist. The award will recognize artistic excellence, support the continuing development of the artist’s work, and spotlight the important role individual artists play in contributing to a vibrant community, enriching the city’s creative economy, and positively impacting the quality of life for people of all ages.

The Artist Laureate will also serve as a cultural ambassador for Culver City.

Some of their duties include attending community and arts events, performing and engaging with the public, and serving as a partner with the Culver City Unified School District, Culver City community, non-profit, and cultural institutions, and the Culver City business community.

The Artist Laureate candidates must reside or work in Culver City for a minimum of five years at time of application. Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of the application, be the principal creator/performer or the sole author of work(s) submitted, and have exhibited, performed, presented, and/or published artistic work in a public context within the last three years.

Artist Laureate candidates cannot be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a degree program or enrolled as a graduate student in a program related to the specific arts discipline of this application.

To apply go to:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.


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