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30 organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area
For the 22nd year of the program, 21 new pairs were awarded
Bay Area Tibetan opera singer receives our nation's highest honor in the traditional arts
Remembering a beloved artist, educator, and cultural leader
Words from the Ukrainian Art Center of Los Angeles
February 23, 2022

Mothership Connection

Tuning in with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol
ACTA made 17 awards through the Sankofa Fund for Cultural Preservation in a new program supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission. The Sankofa Initiative is a re-granting program of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Arts Impact Endowment to support the healing and creativity…
December 17, 2021

A Celebration of Life

Appreciating Dr. “Papa” Zakarya Diouf
A Program Administered by ACTA
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…