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A couple dozen people, mostly women spanning multiple generations, filled the hall during a very rainy day in April at the Hmong Organizing for Progress and Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) Center in North Sacramento. Lu Lee’s daughter Chue describes the traditional piece made by Lu’s sister so that…
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and educator explores the depths of female, queer and Latine identity
98 artists, culture bearers, and organizations awarded statewide
Please join us in offering a warm welcome to three new ACTA staff members! Aliah, Juhi, and Nathan each bring a wealth of experience, cultural sensitivity, and dedication that will serve the artists, practitioners, and cultural organizations supported by ACTA throughout California, and beyond.
For the 23rd year of the program, 24 new pairs were awarded
Le damos la bienvenida a César Castro, nuevo coordinador de programas de ACTA
An ACTA Intern’s First Steps into the World and Work of Folk and Traditional Arts
An artist-ambassador from Bahia to the Bay Area
The ACTA board and staff are pleased to welcome Chike C. Nwoffiah as our new Board President. Photo: Janet Tavares Chike C. Nwoffiah is an educator, arts administrator and advocate, and a founding board member of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. After twelve successful years…
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