Building Healthy Communities :: Cultural Treasures


Communities lift up their cultural treasures. Four communities identified by The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative (Boyle Heights, Eastern Coachella Valley, Merced and Santa Ana) are identifying, engaging, and calling into action under-recognized, yet significant, cultural artists, groups, organizations and venues, in their community.

The Activating Cultural Assets Pilot Project used participatory cultural asset mapping to identify and mobilize community cultural resources to create a shared vision of community well-being.  Community members recognized arts & cultural assets as central resources essential to health and sustainability.  For this pilot project, we envisioned cultural assets as cultural treasures: the people, groups, places and events that reflect cultural expressions that are valued by the community.  The Activating Cultural Assets Pilot is a Project of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) in partnership with the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative and local community members.

 

Learn more about the cultural treasures in your community!

Click here to see Boyle Heights' cultural treasures map.

Click here to see Coachella's cultural treasures map.

Click here to see Merced's cultural treasures map.

Click here to see Santa Ana's cultural treasures map.

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Abraham Medina at a RAIZ event.

Share more information about these cultural treasures, or submit your own, by completing this form.

More information about the methodology and implementation of the Activating Cultural Assets Pilot Project can be found here.

The Activating Cultural Assets Pilot is a project of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) in partnership with the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative and local community members.