African American quilting
Garifuna Wanaragua traditions
African American hambone
Reporters Tena Rubio and Rubén Tapia from the national Latino public radio network Radio Bilingüe went inside several California state prisons ACTA serves through our Arts in Corrections program.
It is with a very heavy heart we share the difficult news on the passing of 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow and California quilt-maker Marion Coleman. Marion has long been a part of the ACTA family, and her impact on the field of African American art, culture, and…
ACTA is excited to launch a new program: Reentry Through the Arts. Specially designed for individuals who are returning to their communities following incarceration, this 18-week program centers on two traditional arts workshop series in Los Angeles:  Mexican son jarocho music, dance, and verse at the Amity Foundation,…
In this Sounds of California Bayview concert on April 29, 2018, our musical artists ponder displacement, migration, and creating a new sense of home. They musicians hail from the Bay Area’s African-American, Vietnamese, Kurdish, and Chicano communities. Sounds of California takes place in the heart of the Bayview-Hunter’s…