In 2017, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts marked twenty years of serving California’s folk and traditional artists, from cowboy poetry and African American quilting, to Hmong qeej music and queer voguing dance competitions. Over these two decades, ACTA has built an astonishing and resilient community built with visionary people like you—folks who practice, perform, engage, advocate and admire the rich work of traditional artists and the communities that surround them.
Click through for a look at our accomplishments, and the premiere of three short films showcasing some of our most dynamic programming of 2017: Arts in Corrections, Community Leadership Project, and Building Healthy Communities in Boyle Heights.
Our goal for the 2017 Donor Campaign is to raise $10,000. Would you consider making a gift—perhaps $20 or $200 or(goodness!) $2,000 for ACTA’s 20th anniversary—and help us continue our work? Or better yet, give a little once a month in the form of a recurring gift throughout the year.
If you don’t want to give online, show your ACTA-vism by sending a check to ACTA’s Fresno office at 744 P Street #307, Fresno, CA 93721. Our board, staff, and thousands of artists join me in thanking you for your generous partnership and support and for helping people keep California’s traditions a central part of life today and tomorrow.