Arts and Cultural Affairs Division

Cultural Affairs News

Annual Grants Program 2022-2023 Awards

• July 26, 2022

At the July 14, 2022 Arts and Culture Commission meeting,...

No Boundaries Program

• July 26, 2022

Arts Commission selected artworks from 2021 PUSD’s district-wide student exhibition “No...

Public Art Site Improvement

• July 26, 2022

Public Art Site Improvement Presentation

Announcements & Opportunities


The Cultural Affairs Division is excited to embark upon the fourth iteration of the Rotating Public Art Program which will include the installation of eight public artworks at existing City-owned sites throughout Pasadena. This opportunity seeks both existing, loaned artworks, as well as proposals for new commissioned, site-responsive artworks in a variety of styles, materials, and approaches from a diverse pool of professional artists/artist teams. All artworks will be exhibited for 36 months and artists will receive a honorarium to cover all related costs.

Applications will be accepted November 13, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Community Meeting & Artist Workshop
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1pm PST
Click Here to Join the Virtual Meeting

Or Call in (audio only)
+1 213-493-7443
Phone Conference ID: 512 326 328#

For additional details and to apply:

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Applicants must submit their materials through, otherwise known as CaFE.

Review instructions for registering and submitting applications on CaFE

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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.

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.