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Proposal Writing for Artists w/Helen Lessick - WAITLIST OPEN

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Please note that Back on the Beach Cafe closes at 3pm in the winter, and despite what Eventbrite says, you do not need to print out your ticket, just mention your last name when checking in.

*Guest House open 5:30-6:30 for tours with Santa Monica Conservancy docents!

Struggling with your grant proposal for writing or public art? Attend this hands-on workshop for literary and visual artists to gain proficiency in describing projects to funders, fellowships or commissioning programs.Helen Lessick is a conceptual artist and author who has developed funding guidelines for artist-initiated projects, served on grant review panels, and has had proposals accepted (and rejected!) during her thirty-year career. Bring your proposal or opportunity to this lively discussion about writing to get creativity funded.

Helen Lessick is a conceptual artist, author, and public art consultant who is spending her time as the 2014 Writer in Residence finishing a project called a "Field Guide to Time," writing three essays on art in the public sphere, and leading two discussion groups about art and community as well as a proposal writing workshop for artists. Born and raised near Philadelphia, Helen headed west for her education. She travels widely to write, research, make art in public, participate in the founding of artist-run organizations and work in nonprofit and municipal cultural programs. Her practice is based in Los Angeles. More info at

The Beach House is pleased to present Helen Lessick as 2014 Writer in Residence. She'll be starting her tenure on January 6, 2014 and working from the Marion Davies Guest House through March 17, 2014. Helen will hold public office hours every Monday and Saturday from 11am-1pm on site - ask at Guest Services for Helen's location. If you are an artist or arts administrator you may find her extensive experience in the fields of public art, grantseeking and arts engagement to be of great interest! Helen will welcome questions in person during office hours and online on the Beach House Artist in Residence Blog.

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Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch! 

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. 

Parking: October - April the parking rate is $5 after 5pm for Beach=Culture attendees at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. Display your receipt on your dash. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 3pm in the winter, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Have questions about Proposal Writing for Artists w/Helen Lessick - WAITLIST OPEN? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

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Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! 

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit

See Getting Here & Parking for directions, parking fees, bike information, and more! 

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

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