Arts and Cultural Affairs Division



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


April 29, 2022 6pm-10pm

ArtNight returns with 17 arts and culture organizations opening for in-person events! Two Partners will continue virtually to round out the night. Shuttle service will be limited due to bus and driver shortages statewide. The ArtNight webpage will be updated soon -- please visit

COVID-19 Planning: Masks will be required on shuttle buses. Check website for updates to the plan as the County requirements change.

MiniGrant Application Deadline extended to March 15, 2022 (email only application)
Minigrant Application Spring 2022

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.