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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…
Master artist in Japanese shamisen
NEA National Heritage Fellow and California Master Artist
Inside the WasabiKai Studio
Mark Hernandez Joins the San Francisco Office
June 10, 2019

Fulfilling a Dream

Reflections from ACTA Apprentice Mary Alfaro
ACTA’s next Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS) event is coming up on June 15! Gather with us for performances and a dynamic conversation on cultural transmission with Los Angeles-based artists and cultural leaders from ACTA’s Apprenticeship and Living Cultures programs, including Peter de Guzman and Jasmine Orpilla,…
On June 12, ACTA’s Reentry through the Arts program, Son De Libertad, will present a community celebration led by the Afro-Colombian percussion class at Homeboy Industries. The instructors and students will celebrate the culminating class day with a community jam session, and we’d love to see you there!…
¡Ya están disponibles las oportunidades para recibir apoyo financiero para el año 2020! Continua leyendo para aprender cómo puedes postular por internet para los programas para las Culturas Vivas y Aprendices de ACTA. PROGRAMA DE APOYO FINANCIERO PARA LAS CULTURAS VIVAS La fecha límite para…
Funding opportunities for the year 2020 are now open! Read on to learn how you can apply online for ACTA’s Living Cultures and Apprenticeship programs. LIVING…