Arts and Cultural Affairs Division

Cultural Affairs News

Rotating Public Art Program Phase III Podcasts

• June 11, 2020


Pasadena’s Public Art Program has collaborated with Side Street Projects...

Letter from Rochelle Branch to the Arts and Culture Community

• April 15, 2020


Dear Pasadena Arts & Culture Community: Cultural Affairs has already...

Rotating Program Phase III Dedication

• March 14, 2019


Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmember Gene Masuda welcomed the community...

Announcements

ARTS AND CULTURE RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM 2020

DEADLINE: October 19, 2020 11:59 PM


The Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to announce the Arts & Culture Relief Grant Program, a one-time grant opportunity for eligible Pasadena-based arts and cultural organizations that have been financially impacted by Covid-19 and the Safe At Home public health orders. The program allows for a maximum request of $20,000 and has an available budget of $550,000. The City acknowledges the generous $50,000 supplement to the City Council budget of $500,000.

Optional Technical Assistance Workshop: October 13th at 2:30 pm (meeting link in Guidelines).

Arts and Culture are a vital part of the Pasadena community and economy. This Relief Grant Program is intended to provide operating funds to offset Covid-19 losses.

Download Relief Grant Guideline & Application

Arts and Culture Relief Grant FAQs

 

Annual Grants Program

The Annual Grants Program supports the creative life of Pasadena by expanding public access to the arts in our community, by supporting the work of the individual artist, bringing the creative process into the classroom, and funding annual festivals and parades and cultural programming throughout the City.

Public Art Program

The Public Art Program seeks to assemble a cohesive collection that encourages public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of public art. Public art serves as the perfect medium for illustrating the broad range of cultural expression practiced in the Pasadena community.

Cultural Tourism

ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors.

ArtNightPasadena.org

Cultural Nexus Plan

The result of an extensive community process, Cultural Nexus proposes a new element to Pasadena’s Comprehensive General Plan (2004) that will advance arts and culture. The Cultural Nexus Plan articulates community principles and recommends cultural policies that establish a flexible framework for implementation.

Film Office

The Pasadena Film Office coordinates all on-location production in the city of Pasadena.  Our services include coordination of all permits in accordance with our local zoning ordinance; marketing of Pasadena to the film industry; and increasing awareness of Pasadena as an innovative, eventful and fun city in the LA metropolitan area.

Artist Resources

The Resource Directory is intended to help equitably distribute information among Pasadena-based artists, teaching artists, and arts educators in order to increase access to job, exhibition, performance and funding opportunities, and to promote new collaborations.