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October 15, 2019

Promise Zone Arts Live!

Celebrating the Cultural Treasures of Los Angeles
Master artist in Japanese shamisen
NEA National Heritage Fellow and California Master Artist
Mark Hernandez Joins the San Francisco Office
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…
Learn how to access arts funding with confidence at our upcoming Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event! Meet and hear from a panel of local and statewide California funders offering cultural arts grants and funding opportunities for organizations and individual artists: the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County…
The 50th anniversary celebration of Ohlone Park, to be held Saturday, June 1st, will salute citizen activists who founded the park in 1969 and honor the Native California Indians whose heritage, dating back thousands of years in the Bay Area, gave this treasured open space in Berkeley its name.
It is with a very heavy heart we share the difficult news on the passing of 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow and California quilt-maker Marion Coleman. Marion has long been a part of the ACTA family, and her impact on the field of African American art, culture, and…
On April 17, 2019, ACTA will be offering a special Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event in Los Angeles as part of REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit. Organized by ArtChangeUS with support from ACTA and other core partners, the Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders,…