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WATCH :: ACTA is Featured in New Video by the California Arts Council

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration this year, the California Arts Council traveled across the state to film a series of videos profiling some of the inspiring people making an impact in their communities through art and creative expression.  As the CAC’s official partner in serving the state’s folk and traditional arts field, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts is proud to be one of the featured nonprofits.  We invite you to view the following video.

ACTA Master Artist Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Corey Chan: dragon dance master, by Meredith May of the San Francisco Chronicle, features Corey Chan, a current participant in ACTA's Traditional Arts Development Program and a former master artist in ACTA's Apprenticeship Program.

ACTA's Briefing and Grantee Featured on HealthyCal.org

ACTA's briefing, Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health -- the result of a study by UC Davis’s Center for Reducing Health Disparities, which links participation in traditional arts to individual and community health -- was featured this month on HealthyCal.org.  Merced Lao Family Community, Inc., a former grantee of ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program, was also featured in the article.  Read the article by Claire Noonan on HealthyCal.org.

ACTA's Briefing, Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health, Featured in California Watch

Teaching and learning traditional Triqui backstrap weaving techniques in Greenfield, California, is part of the larger ACTA-supported Triqui Dreaming project, organized by the Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indigena.ACTA's briefing, Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health -- the result of a study by UC Davis’s Center for Reducing Health Disparities, which links participation in traditional arts to individual and community health -- was featured this month in the statewide media outlet California Watch. Read the article by Patricia Leigh Brown on California Watch's website.

ACTA Grantee Featured in the New York Times

California Tribe Hopes to Woo Salmon Home, by Jesse McKinley of the New York Times, features the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, a grantee of ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program in 2010.

ACTA's Apprenticeship Program Featured in the Redding Record Searchlight

A family tradition: Grandfather teaches grandson art of saddle making, an article by Laura Christman of the Redding Record Searchlight, features master artist Gaylerd Thissell and his grandson and apprentice Lance Zazueta, participants in ACTA's Apprenticeship Program in 2010.

ACTA Fatured on KFPA’s Music of the World with Kutay Derin Kugay

On Monday, June 7, 2008, ACTA's Associate Director Sherwood Chen and Apprenticeship Program participants Kawika Alfiche, Anuradha Sridhar, and Sruti Sarathy were featured on KPFA’s Music of the World hosted by Kutay Derin Kugay.

Visit KPFA’s website to listen to an audio archive of the program.

Former Apprenticeship Pair Featured on Local Television

Alseny Soumah and Joti Singh, a former apprenticeship pair in ACTA's Apprenticeship Program, were recently featured on the San Francisco television program View from the Bay, as part of the program's celebration of the Bay Area Celebrates Dance Week.  Of their participation in the program, Joti says, "It's especially awesome because that’s some of the choreography we developed during our [ACTA] apprenticeship!"