2017-2018 ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAMThe Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the Cultural Affairs Division announce the release of the 2017/2018 Annual Grants Program Application and Guidelines.Grant Guidelines and Applications can be accessed here: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/Arts/Grant_Programs/
The City of Pasadena is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection or commission of artworks as a part of the citywide Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. Loaned artworks or site specific artworks will placed for a period of 3 years at various highly visible, key locations within the City in every Council district. Honorariums range from $6,000 (for loaned works) to $12,000 (commissioned site specific works). The Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program was established in 2011 to enliven neighborhoods, engage community and expand access to public art. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST. A Community Meeting will be held to review the Request for Proposal on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Permit Center (175 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101) at 6:00 p.m. Applicants need not attend the Community Meeting to apply. For more information, please see the Request for Proposals.
ARTNIGHT PASADENA MARCH 10, 2017On March 10, 2017, nineteen (19) of Pasadena's most prominent arts and cultural organizations swing open their doors from 6 pm - 10 pm. Free admission. Visit the website www.artnightpasadena.org for more information.
GLENARM POWER PLANT PUBLIC ART PROJECT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DUE: Monday, March 6, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. Pacific Standard TimeThe City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to request qualifications from eligible artists/artist teams for the Glenarm Power Plant Public Art Project.All respondents to this RFQ must do so via the CaFE website: www.callforentry.org (see Glenarm Power Plant Public Art).Document: Request For Qualifications Questions & Answers - RFQ for Power Plant Public Art Project: Gateway to Pasadena
– deadline January 19, 2017 5 pm ArtNight Pasadena, sponsored by the City of Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the Division of Cultural Affairs, is an ongoing partnership between local cultural institutions and the City of Pasadena. Twice each year, many of the City’s non-profit arts and cultural institutions open on a Friday night to provide a variety of art, culture, and music -- free-of-charge -- to the public. After 35 successful events, patrons have come to expect excellent performances and diverse programming. Live music, dance, spoken word, theater, performance art, visual art exhibits and workshops, as well as story-telling are among the many eligible art forms that have received MiniGrants previously.ArtNight MiniGrants are funded by the Arts & Culture Commission and are intended to increase participation in ArtNight by Pasadena-based, non-profit arts and culture organizations, arts organizations without venues, independent non-commercial galleries, ensembles and individual artists. Click here for application: Mini Grant Application
Please enjoy these short
videos documenting previous ArtNight events, courtesy of Pasadena Media
Art Night Spring 2016: https://youtu.be/4yycz8klU1s Art Night Fall 2016: https://youtu.be/gmPMCfDGq5Q Art Night Fall 2015: https://youtu.be/4dwdarqONrw
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town $100,000 grant, Cultural Affairs and project partner Side Street Projects produced 12 amazingly diverse civic engagement projects that spurred interaction, dialog, participation and enjoyment in Pasadena. The following video documents many of the artist projects, as explained by the artists themselves. Thanks to partner Side Street Projects which produced this video: https://vimeo.com/album/4220747
The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, along with partner Side Street Projects , is the proud recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town public art project award. Pasadena’s project for the Civic Center: My Pasadena will create a continuous series of events and changing artworks from September 2015-September 2016, transforming the Civic Center area into a creative, vibrant public forum and expanding community awareness of and relevance to the contemporary role of government.PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MY PASADENA ART PROJECT SELECTIONS
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MY PASADENA GUIDEBOOK ENGLISH VERSION
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MY PASADENA GUIDEBOOK SPANISH VERSION
For more information about the My Pasadena public art project installations, events and calendar please click here and visit the website http://sidestreet.org/my-pasadena
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RFP
NEA Our Town Civic Center PA Project RFPExhibits A-K for Our Town RFP
The ROTOscope project was funded as one of 13 projects through the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town fund, secured by Cultural Affairs with partner Side Street Projects.
PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO VIEW VIDEOS OF THE Lions, Tigers, And… public art installation at Pasadena City Hall and one of the drum circle events.
Pasadena’s winning student artwork belongs to Jordan Garcia who was acknowledged by the Pasadena Unified School District Board for his achievement.The people pictured are:Jordan Garcia's Dad Bobby GarciaRochelle Branch, Cultural Affairs Division ManagerRachel Warecki, Public Relations and Media Specialist, Hollywood Burbank AirportJordan GarciaJordan's Mom Kelli GarciaJen Olson, District Arts CoordinatorDr. Brian McDonald, SuperintendentKim Kenne, PUSD Board PresidentRear:Roy Boulghourjian, PUSD Board Vice PresidentPatrick Cahalan, PUSD Board MemberLarry Torres, PUSD Board ClerkAdrienne Ann Mullen, PUSD Board Member
Public Art Master Plan Publication
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.
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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
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Beginning in February 2004, the City of Pasadena, led by the Cultural Affairs Division and Arts Commission, embarked on the Cultural Nexus (CNP). The CNP will be Pasadena's first comprehensive cultural plan and will be largely developed through a series of town hall meetings and special workshops.
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SpaceFinder LA is a free comprehensive, searchable database of spaces for performances, auditions, classes, workshops, rehearsals, special events and more.http://www.spacefinderla.org/
http://www.codaworx.com CODAworx is a global online community that showcases design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior and architectural spaces. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Designed for use by artists, design professionals, and industry resources, CODAworx provides its members with a platform to earn recognition for their design + art projects and connect with other members of the creative community.