Cultural Affairs News
• June 11, 2020
Pasadena’s Public Art Program has collaborated with Side Street Projects...
• April 15, 2020
Dear Pasadena Arts & Culture Community: Cultural Affairs has already...
• March 14, 2019
Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmember Gene Masuda welcomed the community...
No Boundaries Program
Arts Commission selected artworks from 2020 PUSD’s district-wide student exhibition “No Boundaries”: https://www.pusd.us/Page/8311
FY 2021-2022 Annual Grants Program Guidelines and Applications Released
The Cultural Affairs Division announces the release of the Annual Grants Program Applications and Guidelines for FY 2021-2022. New applicants must attend technical assistance workshop.
DEADLINE: May 17, 2021, 11:59PM - ONLINE SUBMISSION ONLY.
Visit the Annual Grants Program page for details.
Arts and Culture Relief Grant Program 2020
The Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to announce the awards for the Arts & Culture Relief Grant 2020, a one-time grant for eligible Pasadena-based arts and cultural organizations that were financially impacted by COVID-19 and the Safer At Home public health orders. The available budget was $550,000. The City is grateful for the generosity of the Pasadena Community Foundation for its contribution of $50,000 to this effort.
Arts and Culture are a vital part of the Pasadena community and economy and the City is pleased to be able to provide some measure of financial relief for both expenses incurred and lost revenues due to the pandemic.
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
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.
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.