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Smithsonian Folkways CD Release Songs of Struggle and Hope by Agustín Lira and Alma
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ACTA's Roundtable Series Comes to Los Angeles
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ACTA Co-Produces the Sounds of California at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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New Funding Opportunities: Living Cultures Grants Program and Apprenticeship Program
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Reflecting on the Sounds of California
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Sounds of California: Engaging, Recording, and Archiving the State’s Soundscape
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ACTA Staff Transitions: Quetzal Flores and Suzanne Hildebrand to Pursue New Horizons

Sounds of California: Engaging, Recording, and Archiving the State’s Soundscape

Amy Kitchener, Executive Director
ACTA is working on a new initiative called the Sounds of California – a multifaceted project involving performance, recording, archiving, and public dialogue about the cultural soundscapes of this...

ACTA Co-Produces the Sounds of California at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival


As part of ACTA’s ongoing Sounds of California initiative, ACTA is proud to be co-producing the Sounds of California program at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in...

Reflecting on the Sounds of California

Russell Rodríguez, Ph.D., Program Manager
Music is more than an object of study: it is a way of perceiving the world. A tool of understanding... An instrument of understanding, it prompts us to decipher a sound form of knowledge (Jaques...

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Quetzal Flores, Program Manager
When I first met Nobuko Miyamoto, I was 19 years old and working as tech at the Japan American Theater. She was mounting a one-time performance, the production A Slice of Rice. I was completely taken...

ACTA Staff Transitions: Quetzal Flores and Suzanne Hildebrand to Pursue New Horizons

Amy Kitchener, Executive Director
This month we announce two staff transitions, as Quetzal Flores and Suzanne Hildebrand leave their positions at ACTA. Both Quetzal and Suzanne have been a part of our long-term core staff and...

ACTA Announces Job Opening for Executive Assistant


The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is currently seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to work in its Fresno headquarters.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational,...

Smithsonian Folkways CD Release Songs of Struggle and Hope by Agustín Lira and Alma


ACTA would like to congratulate Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells Solorzano for their new Smithsonian Folkways recording Songs of Struggle & Hope by Agustín Lira and Alma. Alma is the group name...

WATCH :: Collective Songwriting in Boyle Heights


ACTA's ongoing work in Boyle Heights with The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative has allowed us to support traditional artists' efforts to further develop cultural...

ACTA Welcomes New Development and Donor Engagement Manager Patricia Miye Wakida


ACTA is excited to welcome its newest staff member Patricia Miye Wakida.  As ACTA’s Development and Donor Engagement Manager, Patricia will be working in close partnership with Executive...

Webinars in English and Spanish :: Information on Funding Opportunities for 2017


Join us for a webinar to learn more about ACTA and its funding for folk and traditional artists through the Apprenticeship Program and Living Cultures Grants Program. Application deadline for both...

ACTA's Roundtable Series Comes to Los Angeles


Please join ACTA for our 2016-17 Roundtable Series in Los Angeles County. The Series is designed to strengthen intercultural arts networks and to offer opportunities for traditional and tradition...

New Funding Opportunities: Living Cultures Grants Program and Apprenticeship Program


This month, ACTA announces new funding opportunities for folk & traditional artists: Living Cultures Grants ProgramDeadline: July 15, 2016 Apprenticeship ProgramDeadline: July 15, 2016 Join a...

ACTA to Co-Host Symposium: Cultural Sustainability in the Age of Globalization


Next month, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan will host a one-day symposium exploring...

Keep Arts in Schools with Your State Tax Return


California taxpayers can support arts education programs this tax season through the California Arts Council’s Keep Arts in Schools Fund. Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts...

WATCH :: ACTA is Featured in New Video by the California Arts Council


As part of its 40th anniversary celebration this year, the California Arts Council traveled across the state to film a series of videos profiling some of the inspiring people making an impact in...

18 Artist Teams Launch Statewide Apprenticeships to Support California's Cultural Traditions

By Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager
Since 1999, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA’s) Apprenticeship Program has supported California’s cultural traditions with 296 contracts to outstanding folk and traditional...

Alliance for California Traditional Arts Awards $200,000 to Support the State's Living Cultural Heritage

By Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is pleased to announce that it is awarding $200,000 in grants to California nonprofit organizations to support projects in folk and traditional...

ACTA Welcomes New Program Specialist Beto González

By Amy Kitchener, Executive Director
ACTA is excited to introduce its newest staff member Beto González.  Coming to ACTA with almost 20 years of experience in the performing arts in Los Angeles, Beto is an experienced musician,...

ACTA Bids Farewell to Citlalli Chávez


This month, Project Coordinator Citlalli Chávez left ACTA to take a job in her chosen field of labor policy and research.  Citlalli will join the UCLA Labor Center as their Communications...

Funding for Traditional Arts through CAC’s Local Impact, Cultural Pathways, and Artists Activating Communities Programs


ACTA is excited to share the news that the California Arts Council (CAC) has announced its upcoming call for grant applications.  We believe that several of their funding opportunities –...

WATCH :: Happy 40th Anniversary to the California Arts Council!


The Alliance for California Traditional Arts wishes the California Arts Council a very happy anniversary, as it kicks off its 40th year celebration.  ACTA is proud to be the CAC’s official...

This is Your State :: Support ACTA


Dear Friends of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts:Would you please consider making a donation to ACTA this year - even a dollar? Many people giving small amounts of money can make a huge...

ACTA's Roundtable Series Presents: How Do We Document Our Experiences? Who is Telling Our Story?


ACTA's ROUNDTABLE SERIES PRESENTS How do we document our experiences?Who is telling our story? Wednesday, December 9, 20156:30-8:30pRed Poppy Art House2698 Folsom StreetSan FranciscoFREE! Join us...

ACTA Shares California’s Traditional Arts with NEA Chairman Jane Chu

By Amy Kitchener, Executive Director
"The arts help us see what is so exceptional about who we are and where we live. We have this opportunity to celebrate our differences rather than viewing them as a means of division."   –...

ACTA Board Chair Dan Sheehy Awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship

By Russell Rodríguez, Program Manager
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is proud to announce that our board chair and dear friend Daniel Sheehy has been awarded the 2015 Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts...
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