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Minigrant Opportunity for Spring ArtNight 2021

Grants to California Artists and Arts and Culture Organizations
in Eligible Areas to Participate in a Local Virtual Arts Event

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission and the Division of Cultural Affairs

Deadline Date:

03/15/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of $500 to California individual artists and arts and culture organizations in eligible areas for the opportunity to participate in a local virtual arts event. Applicants must contact an event partner prior to applying. Funding is intended to allow smaller arts and culture organizations, arts and culture organizations that do not have facilities; independent, non-commercial galleries, ensembles, and artists who live, work, or lease property in Pasadena, to offset the cost of participating in the Virtual ArtNight event.

ArtNight Pasadena is an ongoing partnership between local cultural institutions and the City of Pasadena. Twice each year, many of the City’s nonprofit arts and cultural institutions open on a Friday night to provide a variety of art, culture, and music – free-of-charge – to the public. The primary purpose of ArtNight is to introduce audiences to and build membership for Pasadena’s arts and culture organizations.

Because COVID-19 social distancing requirements continue, the City is coordinating another Virtual ArtNight and seeking participation by Pasadena-based, nonprofit arts and culture organizations, arts organizations without venues, independent non-commercial galleries, ensembles and individual artists.

After 42 successful events, ArtNight continues to be one of Southern California’s most popular events. ArtNight patrons have come to expect excellent performances and diverse programming. Music, dance, spoken word, theater, performance art, visual art exhibits, art workshops, and storytelling are among the many eligible art forms that have received MiniGrants.

The Arts and Culture Commission is seeking individual artists and organizations of all sizes and disciplines to reflect the robust cultural life of Pasadena by participating in Virtual ArtNight.

MiniGrant recipients must provide a letter of support from an ArtNight Partner (identified art or cultural venue host sites). ArtNight Partners include: A Room to Create Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts; Art Center College of Art and Design; artWORKS Teen Center; Boston Court Pasadena; California Art Club; City Hall; Light Bringer Project; Lineage Performing Arts Center; MUSE/IQUE; Parson’s Nose, Pasadena Central Library; Pasadena City College; Pasadena Conservatory of Music; Pasadena Museum of History; Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena Unified School District; Red Hen Press; Shumei Arts Council; Side Street Projects; USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Courtesy of Cultural Affairs all MiniGrant recipients will be:

  • Featured on the ArtNight website
  • Highlighted in a press release sent on their behalf
  • Included in other print material as available or appropriate

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139010

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 each.

Term of Contract:

Virtual Event Date: Friday, April 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

MiniGrants are offered to smaller arts and culture organizations; arts and culture organizations without facilities; independent, non-commercial galleries; ensembles; and individual artists who live, work or lease property in Pasadena. Organizations, ensembles and groups that are based in Pasadena will receive preference over those applicants not based in Pasadena.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by email by March 15, 2021, 5:00 PM. Early applications are welcome.

Applicants will receive notice of award status by March 20, 2021.

Applicants must contact one of the participating organizations (ArtNight Partners) and receive a letter of support from the organization in order to apply. Please contact Jayme Filippini, ArtNight Coordinator, if you would like to apply but are unable to secure a host site (be sure you’ve already reached out to the organizations listed above.

MiniGrant applicants are encouraged to contact the host sites as soon as possible to propose programming with partner organization staff.

The Virtual Event date is Friday, April 16, 2021, 6:00 – 10:00 pm.

MiniGrant applicants must negotiate all arrangements with the host site prior to applying. Both MiniGrant recipients and host site will market their events through website postings, social media and press announcements whenever possible. Additional performance sites may be available on a limited basis. For additional information please contact Jayme Filippini.

Awards are made on a reimbursement basis only and are non-deferrable and non-transferable.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and direct questions to:

Jayme Filippini, ArtNight Coordinator
jfil-contractor@cityofpasadena.net

City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
(626) 744-7062

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