ACTA develops publications, reports, and multimedia reflecting the state of cultural arts and community organize in California. In collaboration with experts, artists, and advocates from the field, we examine the intersections of arts, community health, social wellbeing, and public policy. Browse our latest publications and multimedia below.



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 The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is producing and distributing four new works in Spanish and Mixtec language in music, poetry and theater by four beloved Latinx artists and ensembles in the San Joaquin Valley. These new pieces all animate public health messaging for the…
Usando las artes tradicionales para sobrellevar el estrés y la ansiedad
Using the traditional arts to cope with stress and anxiety
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACTA has offered several free online events for artists and arts organizations focusing on relief funds and recovery aid available to those affected by COVID-19. View recordings of these online roundtables below. JUNE 24, 2020 Navegando el Desempleo Durante Covid-19…
Building Health Equity on the Bedrock of Traditional Arts and Culture
Learn about ACTA's accomplishments over the past fiscal year.
A report by ACTA and the American Folklife Center
Building Healthy Communities
Exploring connections between traditional arts, cultural practices, and community wellbeing.
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.
Listen to the artists from the 2018 Sounds of California concert tell their stories in detailed new radio features produced in partnership with Radio Bilingüe.