ACTA develops publications, reports, and multimedia reflecting the state of cultural arts and community organize in California. In collaboration with experts, artists, and advocates from the field, we examine the intersections of arts, community health, social wellbeing, and public policy. Browse our latest publications and multimedia below.



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Building Health Equity on the Bedrock of Traditional Arts and Culture
Learn about ACTA's accomplishments over the past fiscal year.
A report by ACTA and the American Folklife Center
Building Healthy Communities
Exploring connections between traditional arts, cultural practices, and community wellbeing.
Reporters Tena Rubio and Rubén Tapia from the national Latino public radio network Radio Bilingüe went inside several California state prisons ACTA serves through our Arts in Corrections program.
Listen to the artists from the 2018 Sounds of California concert tell their stories in detailed new radio features produced in partnership with Radio Bilingüe.
Looking back at two decades of serving the traditional arts of California.
In this short film, go behind-the-scenes at CCI’s Arts in Corrections pilot program, and learn how art and music provide a pathway towards positive transformation and mental health.
Sharing ways that funders can better work with smaller arts nonprofits to further their missions. A report by Amy Kitchener and Ann Markusen.
Exploring the relationship between traditional arts, individual health, and public health.
In February 2009, an ad hoc volunteer task force, spearheaded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), the Fund for Folk Culture (FFC), and the National Council for the Traditional Arts, was formed to develop a survey for the folk and traditional arts…