This Directory is provided as a service to the Pasadena community through the support of the City Manager, the Cultural Affairs Division, the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and Cultural Nexus.
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. It is also meant to support the important work of Pasadena-based artists, organizations and businesses.
Each link has been chosen with that goal in mind. If you know of institutions, companies, suppliers or opportunities available in Pasadena or to Pasadena residents, which are not listed on this site, please feel free to contact us.
For any other questions or comments on the links or information provided on the following pages please contact the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division at (626) 744-7062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasadena Artists' Registry
The City of Pasadena’s Artist Registry is an online resource for individuals, schools, arts organizations and others looking to buy art, to hire teaching artists for special programs or permanent employment, or to network with artists in the community. This directory also provides a free venue in which artists and arts organizations can promote their services and strengthen their visibility.
Most of these sites are updated daily, or whenever new positions are posted. We have not included the standard commercial sites that are not specifically geared toward jobs for artists. For more ideas on developing a career in the arts, visit the Professional Development page of this Directory.
Public Communications Coordinator
The responsibilities of the candidate in this position are to market and promote the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s programs and services, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization within the community, to government agencies, and/or to business partners. The individual in this role will coordinate media and public relations activities.
Researches grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Gathers information from various departments and organizes and writes grant proposals from government, corporate and foundation sources. Develops/maintains effective, long term working relationships with grantors to facilitate approval of grants. Monitors grant status and reports on use of funds.
- American Association of Museums
- Americans for the Arts Job Bank
- America’s Job Bank
- Arts & Business Council of New York, A Division of Americans for the Arts
- California Arts Council
- California Music Education Association
- Employment Development Department of California
- Museum Educators of Southern California
- Museum Employment Resource Center
- Museum Resource Board
- New York Foundation for the Arts
- Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative
- Art Job Online
- The Art Commission
- Entertainment Industry
- Showbiz Jobs.Com
- Higher education
- College Art Association
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- National Association for Museum Exhibition
Out of State Hiring:
The following non-profit organizations offer some rental facilities for meetings and events. Please check with them directly for prices and restrictions.
- Armory Center for the Arts
- Pacific Asia Museum
- Pasadena Museum of California Art
- Pasadena Museum of History
- Pasadena Public Libraries: Meeting Rooms
The following Pasadena venues accept unsolicited applications for exhibitions. Please view their websites for submission procedures.
LA Area Arts Venues
Housing and Work Space
- Loopnet.com – has a free list of commercial properties available in Pasadena including warehouses, retail and office space
There are a variety of ways for visual artists to display their work on the internet. The following is a list of on-line galleries where artists can register and digitally post their work for viewing by an international audience.
Health and Disability
Healthcare and Health Insurance
Below are some links to sites that offer helpful information on how to obtain health insurance or health benefits for those who are currently uninsured.
- The Actor’s Fund of America’s Health Insurance Resource Center for Artists and People in the Entertainment Industry
- Benefits Check Up – is a Service of the national Council on Aging to help people 55 and older find health benefits.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps people find discount prescription programs
- Fractured Atlas is a non-profit artists service organization offering resource information on health insurance options for artists
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Primary Health Care – lists Clinics that provide medical care for those with no insurance or money
- Cover the Uninsured.Org – a Project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offering helpful information about health insurance options and resources
- California Arts Council Health Insurance Information and Resource Guide
- Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIB) – MRMIB provides and promotes access to affordable coverage for comprehensive, high quality, cost effective health care services to improve the health of Californians.
Artists and Disabilities
The following links will provide valuable information on making the arts more accessible for everyone. If you know of other websites that deal with any of these important issues and would like us to add them, please contact email@example.com
- National Arts and Disability Center
Promoting the Full Inclusion of Artists and Audiences with Disabilities
- VSA Arts
An Affiliate of the Kennedy Center dedicated to Artistic Accessibility and Inclusion
A Non-Profit, Collaborative Organization Working to Transform Disability Stereotypes
- Friends of Californians with Disabilities Media Access Office
Provides Technical Assistance and Support to Directors, Actors and others in the Entertainment Industry
- The National Endowment for the Arts Office of AccessAbility
- American Council for the Blind
Workshops, Residencies, and Professional Development
Lesson Plans, Curriculum Materials & Professional Development
If you are a classroom teacher or a teaching artist, the following links will help you plan and improve your arts curriculum in all four disciplines – theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts.
- Americans for the Arts
- Association of Teaching Artists
- California Alliance for Arts Education
- California Art Education Association
- The California Arts Project
- The California Association for Music Education
- California Association for Music Education – Southern California Section
- California Dance Education Association
- California Educational Theatre Organizations
- California State Board of Education State Content Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts
- Cal State Chico – Lesson Plans for all Four Disciplines with Excellent References to the VAPA Standards
- Dick Blick – Lesson Plans Linked to National Standards
- The Getty – Lesson Plans Linked to California State Standards
- Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Arts for All
- Los Angeles County Arts Education Resource Directory
- McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, California
- The Music Center – Curriculum Resources and General Arts Education Web Sites
- The Music Center – History of Theatre Lesson Plans
- Music for All Foundation
- Music Teachers’ Association of California
- PBS Teachers – Free Lesson Plans in all Disciplines, Professional Development Opportunities
- UCLA’s Arts Bridge – Directory of Resources for Teaching Artists, including Professional Development Opportunities
- Vocational Information Center – A Resource Page of Lesson Plans in all Arts Disciplines
- Western Arts Alliance- Includes Professional Development for Touring and Performing Arts Professionals
Tools, Materials & Supplies for Artists
The Pasadena Arts Council has a complete list of artists’ materials and supplies at http://pasadenaartscouncil.org
Artist Grant Opportunities
The following links have been divided into two categories: sites that contain lists of grant opportunities and the grant makers’ actual websites. For workshops that can help you hone your grant writing skills, visit our Artists Workshops, Residencies, and Professional Development page of this Directory.
- The American Center for Artists
- Arts and Healing Network
- California Arts Council
- California Council for the Humanities
- California Community Foundation Fellowship
- Center for Cultural Innovation
- Durfee Foundation
- The Fund for Women Artists
- Los Angeles County Arts Commission
- Michigan State University Library, Grants and Related Resources
- National Endowment for the Arts Recovery Grants
Local Grants for Individual Artists:
- Feitelson Grant Recipient Announced