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A Q+A with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
We are so excited to have Melody Takata join the ACTA staff as Program Manager! Melody is the founder of GenRyu Arts, a taiko and odori school in San Francisco, as well as the Festival Director of Japan Week, a summer cultural festival in San Francisco…
We at ACTA send our condolences to the family of master duduk artist Jivan Gasparyan, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 92. Jivan (sometimes spelled Djivan) was an Armenian musician of great accomplishment based in Sherman…
Congratulations to the beloved California artists honored this year with the 2021 National Heritage Fellowship  from the National Endowment for the Arts: Philippine Rondalla master Tagumpay de Leon of Burbank and Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos of Los Angeles!…
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) will join the Southwest Folklife Alliance and the First Peoples Fund to strengthen the folk & traditional arts field through a new National Folklife Network. The Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the University of…
55 organizations recognized statewide
We grieve the loss of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, who were murdered in Atlanta on March 16. To the families and communities of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and…
Las Mujeres que Documentan la Vida en el Vecindario de Boyle Heights durante COVID
The Women Documenting Neighborhood Life in Boyle Heights during COVID
For the 21st year of the program, 21 new pairs were awarded
In light of this year’s movements responding to over-policing and the global conversation on how we can dismantle white supremacy in all our institutions, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts calls on our supporters and constituents to support campaigns that reallocate funding to basic human needs…