A new educational resource from ACTA
We are excited to launch Engaging Tradition, a new digital media resource from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts!
Engaging Tradition is a series of educational videos that share the histories, practices, and communities behind several of California’s cherished traditional art forms. These videos are designed for teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning about traditional arts in a variety of educational settings. Browse through the videos below and you will find visualizations of history, personal narratives from culture bearers, and participatory demonstrations with artists, each contributing a thread to the rich cloth of our shared cultural heritage.
In this first series of videos, ACTA Arts in Corrections artist fellows created individual mini-documentaries about their journeys and traditional arts practices. Produced remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, these videos first aired inside California state prisons on Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) TV, a program of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.