On June 12, ACTA’s Reentry through the Arts program, Son De Libertad, will present a community celebration led by the Afro-Colombian percussion class at Homeboy Industries. The instructors and students will celebrate the culminating class day with a community jam session, and we’d love to see you there!…
¡Ya están disponibles las oportunidades para recibir apoyo financiero para el año 2020! Continua leyendo para aprender cómo puedes postular por internet para los programas para las Culturas Vivas y Aprendices de ACTA. PROGRAMA DE APOYO FINANCIERO PARA LAS CULTURAS VIVAS La fecha límite para…
Funding opportunities for the year 2020 are now open! Read on to learn how you can apply online for ACTA’s Living Cultures and Apprenticeship programs. LIVING…
Learn how to access arts funding with confidence at our upcoming Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event! Meet and hear from a panel of local and statewide California funders offering cultural arts grants and funding opportunities for organizations and individual artists: the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County…
The 50th anniversary celebration of Ohlone Park, to be held Saturday, June 1st, will salute citizen activists who founded the park in 1969 and honor the Native California Indians whose heritage, dating back thousands of years in the Bay Area, gave this treasured open space in Berkeley its name.
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…
On April 17, 2019, ACTA will be offering a special Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event in Los Angeles as part of REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit. Organized by ArtChangeUS with support from ACTA and other core partners, the Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders,…
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,…
  Madame Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto, master of Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony and longtime California traditional artist, passed away on February 22, 2019. She was 103 years old, and had served the traditional art of tea ceremony for most of her life.  Madame Matsumoto was…
How do artists find balance between growing and sustaining the work within their communities of practice with the desire to share and “teach” a wider public? Join us for a dynamic conversation on cultural sustainability with Los Angeles-based artists and cultural leaders, including Lucumí priest and folklorist Ysamur…