Welcome to the Plaza!

 

ACTA’s California Traditional Artists Plaza facilitates engagement with artists by foregrounding work-for-hire opportunities that will positively impact the livelihoods of traditional artists. During the Covid-19 pandemic, ACTA saw a need to build out a new tool to increase opportunities not just for sharing information, but for hiring traditional artists for both remote and in-person engagements,  recognizing their work as critical to the economic recovery of the California arts sector. The California Traditional Artists Plaza creates a new, centralized space for traditional artists to advertise their work and create new connections online.


Who may submit a profile for the California Traditional Artists Plaza?

The Plaza is a free resource for California-based traditional artists to share information about services or products they offer to the public, and also helps the public to get in touch with them directly. After staff review, each submission is turned into a short profile presenting details about the artist’s online or in-person lessons and performances (for example, djembe drum lessons) or products (for example, craft forms like quilts, beadwork, baskets, or even hand-built instruments). The public can reach out directly to the artist for more info, to schedule a lesson, hire the artist for a gig or consultation, or to purchase an item. 

Ready to submit a profile for the
California Traditional Artists Plaza?

SUBMIT HERE


 

Explore

Art Form
Region
County
Cultural Community
Offerings
Offerings Location
Clear filters
Filtered by:

Snigdha Venkataramani Venkataramani

South Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam
Region: Bay Area, Northern California
Offerings: Art
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Youngmin Lee

Traditional Korean textiles; bojagi
Region: Bay Area, National, Northern California, Statewide
Offerings: Cla
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Gbedu Town Radio

Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Cla
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Joti K Singh

Bhangra and Bollywood dance
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services

Fode S Sissoko

Joko International West African Culture & Kora
Region: Greater Los Angeles
Offerings: Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services

Amelia Butler

Haka (Traditional Māori War Dance) Poi ("poi balls") Kapahaka (Traditional Māori Performing Arts) Te Reo Māori (Māori language)
Region: Greater Los Angeles
Offerings: Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services

Faisal Ghazi Zedan

Arabic and middle eastern drumming and music
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services

Nicole Maria Dance

Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Belly Dance
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Group instruction, Private instruction, Workshops
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services

Shweta Saraswat

Indian Kathak Dance
Region: Greater Los Angeles
Offerings: Group instruction, Performances, Artistic consulting
Service Location: In-person services, Online/remote services