Announcing ACTA's 2018 Living Cultures Grantees


ACTA - Posted on 06 February 2018

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This year, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is awarding $200,000 to 41 organizations to support folk and traditional arts. Since 2005, the Living Cultures grants have supported nearly 600 community-based projects, with $3.4 million in funding across 50 counties in California. This year’s cohort represents a diverse array of cultural practices, from indigenous women's regalia-making among the tribes of Humboldt County to dance and drum festivals celebrating the African Diaspora.

“California is on the leading edge of demographic change for the country,” says ACTA’s executive director Amy Kitchener. “These grants provide artistic resources to deepen cultural practices and strengthen the connections between communities,” Kitchener says.

A distinguished panel of cultural and community experts reviewed applications over a three-day period; ACTA board of directors approved the final grant selections. The Living Cultures Grants Program is supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Flora & William Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation, with additional support from the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Arts Commission.

Click here to see a list and short descriptions of this year’s Living Cultures grant recipients.

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