Annual Grants Program


The Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to release the Annual Grants Program Applications and Guidelines for FY 2020-21. 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 18, 2020. See Guidelines for address.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS NOW ONLINE: All applicants should review the ONLINE Technical Assistance Workshop and Grant Writing Workshop under the TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE bar on this webpage. Participating in workshops has been shown to increase proposal scores and applicants’ odds of funding. Responses to frequently asked questions will be posted on the website under TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

The Cultural Affairs Division recognizes the adverse impact that COVID-19 restrictions have had on the arts and cultural community.  Because the Annual Grants Program supports expanded public access to the arts, long term strategies for possible continued public assembly restrictions should be considered for FY 2020-21 funding requests.