ACTA Announces Three Additional Living Cultures Grants Program Grantees


ACTA - Posted on 03 March 2011

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Chamoru community youth performing at PIEAM's opening in October 2010. Photo courtesy of Pacific Island Ethnic Art MuseumACTA is pleased to announce three additional Living Cultures Grants Program grantees for 2011, which have been made possible by the generosity of the Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of The Annenberg Foundation.  The new grantees are:

dA Center for the Arts • Pomona • $5,000
The 9th annual Aztlan Exhibition serves to bring greater awareness and appreciation to the Pomona community of Chicano/a art.  The multi-media show will highlight traditional Chicano/a expressionism from painting and sculpture to music and dance.  The exhibition will take place from October 5-11.  Contributing artists come from Los Angeles County to share work; many of them are founders of the Chicano/a art movement.  An interactive mural will be located adjacent to the main gallery, engaging community participants and artists.

Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians  • San Fernando • $4,995
Funding will support the Tataviam Fiesta,  a gathering which will encourage members of Southern California tribes such as the Tongva, Chumash, Kitanemuk, and Yahavitam to join with the Tataviam to play traditional games (Waw’kish, a version of field hockey), sing songs (such as bird songs), dance and break bread together.  Traditional artists will be teaching bird singing, regalia making and create Waw’kish leagues.

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum • Long Beach • $7,500
Pasifika Living Arts 2011 will be held May 7 & 8th at the newly opened museum whose mission is to bring awareness of the diversity of cultures who make up the large areas of the Pacific Islands.  The event will showcase multiple genres including dance, music, foodways, material arts and involving California based members of the  Pacific Islander  community who live in Southern California.

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ACTA Announces Three Additional Living Cultures Grants Program Grantees

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A dancer from Copali Copili Aztec Dancers in front of "Red Face" by  Chris Toovey (Photo courtesy of dA Center for the Arts)

A dancer from Copali Copili Aztec Dancers in front of "Red Face" by Chris Toovey.  Photo courtesy of dA Center for the Arts

Chamoru community youth performing at PIEAM's opening in October 2010 (Photo courtesy of Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)

Chamoru community youth performing at PIEAM's opening in October 2010.  Photo courtesy of Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

The Tataviam Fiesta will bring neighboring Southern California tribes together for traditional songs, games, regalia-making, and food.  Photo courtesy of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Photo courtesy of Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Photo courtesy of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians