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November 25, 2019

ACTA in San Diego

Gathering with artists and friends in Logan Heights
Jasmin Temblador expands her role at ACTA
November 23, 2019

Culture Under Pressure

Organizing to keep traditional arts spaces rooted in place
November 23, 2019

From the Field

Site Visits with ACTA's 2019 Apprenticeship Cohort
November 1, 2019

Across State Lines

ACTA Featured at Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival
October 15, 2019

Promise Zone Arts Live!

Celebrating the Cultural Treasures of Los Angeles
Through ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program, master artist Bernard Barros Ellorin has been working all year with his 2019 apprentice Kimberly (Kim) Kalanduyan in kulintang music from the Southern Philippines, which is played on a set of gongs that have different melodic…
Master artist in Japanese shamisen
NEA National Heritage Fellow and California Master Artist
Inside the WasabiKai Studio
Mark Hernandez Joins the San Francisco Office
June 10, 2019

Fulfilling a Dream

Reflections from ACTA Apprentice Mary Alfaro