Amelia Butler is an indigenous Māori woman of Ngātiwai, Ngāti Awa and Ngāpuhi descent. She attended Kōhanga Reo (Māori language preschool) at a young age and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Amelia studied Māori by correspondence at secondary school and led her school’s kapa haka (traditional Māori performance) group.
After a surreal year, we are grateful to be here.   The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating to the folk and traditional arts community. During this time of extreme need among our constituents, ACTA did not close down or downsize operations. Rather, we more…
A Program Administered by ACTA
Moving the Traditional Arts Online
Una serie de preguntas y respuestas con las artistas becarias de ACTA Luz Marlene Cordero y Dalila Mendez
A Q+A with ACTA Artist Fellows Luz Marlene Cordero and Dalila Mendez
Usando las artes tradicionales para sobrellevar el estrés y la ansiedad
Using the traditional arts to cope with stress and anxiety
Building Health Equity on the Bedrock of Traditional Arts and Culture
Exploring Traditional Arts + Health