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.
A Vision of Reviving Tribal Ways in a Remote Corner of California, by Patricia Leigh Brown, features the Blue Creek Ah-Pah Traditional Yurok Village, a grantee of ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program in 2012, 2010, and 2008.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!"