Welcome to the Plaza!

 

ACTA’s California Traditional Artists Plaza facilitates engagement with artists by foregrounding work-for-hire opportunities that will positively impact the livelihoods of traditional artists. During the Covid-19 pandemic, ACTA saw a need to build out a new tool to increase opportunities not just for sharing information, but for hiring traditional artists for both remote and in-person engagements,  recognizing their work as critical to the economic recovery of the California arts sector.

The California Traditional Artists Plaza creates a new, centralized space for traditional artists to advertise their work and create new connections online.

Submit a profile today, or browse the artists’ dynamic offerings, from remote lessons, to consultations, to handmade visual arts and crafts.


Who may submit a profile?

The Plaza is a free resource for California-based traditional artists to share information about services or products they offer to the public. It also helps the public by supporting direct connections with artists who may offer artistic services they’re seeking. After staff review, each submission is turned into a short profile presenting details about the artist’s online or in-person lessons and performances (for example, djembe drum lessons) or products (for example, craft forms like quilts, beadwork, baskets, or even hand-built instruments). The public can reach out directly to the artist for more info, to schedule a lesson, hire the artist for a gig or consultation, or to purchase an item. 

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California Traditional Artists Plaza?

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Antara Bhardwaj

Kathak dance
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Workshops
Service Location: In-person services

Gayatri Subramanian

Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Curating Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Production Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Nobuko Fukatsu

Japanese biwa lute, singing, story recitation
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Statewide
Offerings: Artistic consulting Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Will Francis Marsh

Sitar (Hindustani Classical) + Hindustani Raga Theory
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Classes Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Ganesh Vasudeva

Bharatanatyam
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Artistic consulting Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Production Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Ora Clay

African American Quilting
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Group instruction Handmade crafts and visual arts for sale Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Private instruction Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Anana Clark

African Threadwrapping
Region: Statewide
Offerings: Classes Group instruction Private instruction Products Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Kathak
Region: Bay Area
Offerings: Classes Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Rohan Krishnamurthy

Carnatic music - mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol
Region: Bay Area, Northern California, Statewide
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Curating Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Charya Cheam Burt

Cambodian Classical Dance
Region: Bay Area, National, Northern California, Statewide
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Curating Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction Production Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

Japanese koto, bass koto, jiuta shamisen, classical jiuta koto, and vocals
Region: Bay Area, Northern California
Offerings: Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Private instruction
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services

Snigdha Venkataramani Venkataramani

South Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam
Region: Bay Area, Northern California
Offerings: Artistic consulting Classes Curating Group instruction Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations Performances Production Workshops
Service Location: In-person services Online/remote services