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Sixteen artist pairs awarded
41 organizations recognized statewide
Marcella Lopez-Schmidt Joins the Fresno Office
December 21, 2019

The Gift of Music

Tunes from the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention for You!
December 12, 2019

Ghapama: Stuffed Pumpkin

A festive Armenian recipe for you!
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…