Arts and Cultural Affairs Division

Cultural Affairs News

Rotating Program Spring Update

• April 26, 2023

The Cultural Affairs Division recently de-installed the current series of...

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 2023 PUSD’s district-wide student exhibition “No...

Announcements & Opportunities

The Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to release the Annual Grants Program Guidelines, Applications and Instructions for FY 2023-24. The Annual Grants Program supports the creative life of Pasadena by expanding public access to the arts in our community. Each year, through an application process, awards are made to eligible applicants to fund diverse programming that benefits the greater Pasadena community.

DEADLINE: May 8, 2023, 11:59 PM

ONLINE SUBMISSION. See Guidelines for information about how to receive a link to upload your application
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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.