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!…
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…
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…
Social Wellbeing and the Traditional Arts
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…
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 June 20th, a Traditional Arts Roundtable with ACTA and the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), LA Uprising: 25 Years Later (1992-2017) gathered members of the Koreatown and South L.A. communities to examine cross-cultural strategies utilizing traditional art forms to heal, connect, and build bridges across cultures and…