ACTA develops publications, reports, and multimedia reflecting the state of cultural arts 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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Traditional Arts as Enduring Social Practice in California’s Bay Area
Traditional Arts as Healing, Restorative Justice
After a surreal year, we are grateful to be here.   The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating to the folk and traditional arts community. During this time of extreme need among our constituents, ACTA did not close down or downsize operations. Rather, we more…
A new educational resource from ACTA
A Building Healthy Communities Story
Activando la salud pública a través de las artes tradicionales
Activating public health through traditional arts
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…