Since 1999, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) Apprenticeship Program has supported California’s cultural traditions with 348 contracts to outstanding folk and traditional artists and practitioners. Now entering…
This year, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is awarding $200,000 to 40 organizations to support folk and traditional arts. Since 2005, the Living Cultures grants program have supported nearly 700 community-based projects, with $3.4 million in funding across 50 counties in California. The annual grant…
Click the video to learn how ACTA impacts traditional artists up and down CA. For more than 20 years, ACTA has invested in making California a home to everyone—a home that respects cultural diversity, the creation of meaningful art, and a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive society. We…
Join us in kicking off this season of our Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS)  in Los Angeles! Meet with traditional and community-based artists and supporters to share practices of ritual and improvisation that help us heal, connect, and build relationships across cultures. Beginning in 2008, ACTA’s Traditional…
On October 4, 2018, ACTA had the honor of recognizing one of Native California’s most prolific and beloved artists: Brian D. Tripp (Karuk). Brian is a visual artist, a poet, a ceremonial singer and dancer, a regalia maker, and a pillar in the indigenous community of Humboldt County. He…
  Professor, activist, and community leader, Dr. Dawn Mabalon, passed away unexpectedly earlier this month, just shy of her 47th birthday. As a historian and co-founder of the…
  On June 24, ACTA grantees, Bay Area artists and colleagues, community members, staff and board gave Lily a farewell reception at BrasArte Cultural Center in Berkeley. Lily is leaving full time work after 14 years to be more available for family, but will be working on special…
Since 1999, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) Apprenticeship Program has supported California’s cultural traditions with 331 contracts to outstanding folk and traditional artists and practitioners. Now entering its 18th cycle, ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program encourages the continuity of the state’s living cultural heritage…
This year, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is awarding $200,000 to 41 organizations to support folk and traditional arts. Since 2005, the Living Cultures grants have supported nearly 600 community-based projects, with $3.4 million in funding across 50 counties in California. This year’s cohort represents a diverse array…
With this issue, we say farewell to programs manager, Russell Rodríguez, who will be joining the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz as an assistant professor in the Music Department. He will provide performance courses with an emphasis on Mexican and Chicano music and dance, as well…