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Arts and Cultural Affairs

On October 12, 2018, many of Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural organizations will swing open their doors from 6 pm – 10 pm with free admission and shuttle bus service during ArtNight Pasadena.

Minigrant Opportunity
The Arts & Culture Commission is seeking individual artists and organizations of all sizes and disciplines to reflect the robust cultural life of Pasadena by participating in ArtNight. MiniGrants of $500 each are offered to smaller arts and culture organizations; arts and culture organizations without facilities; independent, non-commercial galleries; ensembles to perform at Partner venues during ArtNIght.

Visit the website www.artnightpasadena.org in late August and September for more information about the event.

Click here to download the Minigrant Application

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.

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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.

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Public Art Master Plan

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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.

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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.

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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.

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