Artist Resources

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


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.



Job Opportunities

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.

For further details on the position and to apply click here or visit and enter Public Communications Coordinator into the Search Jobs bar.

Grants Writer/Coordinator

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.

For further details on the position and to apply click here or visit and enter Grants Writer/Coordinator into the Search Jobs bar.

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 

Subscription Sites:

Art Career. Net

Out of State Hiring:

Denver International Airport 


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.

Haus Gallery

LA Area Arts Venues

Arroyo Arts Collective

SpaceFinder LA

Housing and Work Space – has a free list of commercial properties available in Pasadena including warehouses, retail and office space

Online Galleries

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.

Artist Space

International Sculpture Center On-line Gallery

Projekt 30

The Saatchi Gallery in London

Artist Help Network

National Arts and Disability Center

Artist Registry, sponsored by WESTAF –

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

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



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

Side Street Projects rents a variety of tools and equipment to artists – from video projectors to table saws.

Sculptor.Org – Products and Services Resource Guide for Sculptors

The Art Store

Grant Opportunities

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